Ionic app wont build for Android


#1

I am trying to build my Ionic/Cordova app for Android but it wont build. It runs fine for iOS but keeps saying an error when I tried to build for Android. Here is the error:

Error: Attribute meta-data#android.support.VERSION@value value=(25.3.1) from 
[com.android.support:appcompat-v7:25.3.1] AndroidManifest.xml:27:9-31 is also present at [com.android.support:support-v4:26.0.0-alpha1] AndroidManifest.xml:27:9-38 value=(26.0.0-alpha1). Suggestion: add 'tools:replace="android:value"' to <meta-data> element at AndroidManifest.xml:25:5-27:34 to override.
See http://g.co/androidstudio/manifest-merger for more information about the manifest merger.

        :processReleaseManifest FAILED

        FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

        * What went wrong:
        Execution failed for task ':processReleaseManifest'.
        > Manifest merger failed : Attribute meta-data#android.support.VERSION@value value=(25.3.1) from [com.android.support:appcompat-v7:25.3.1] AndroidManifest.xml:27:9-31 is also present [com.android.support:support-v4:26.0.0-alpha1] AndroidManifest.xml:27:9-38 value=(26.0.0-alpha1). Suggestion: add 'tools:replace="android:value"' to <meta-data> element at AndroidManifest.xml:25:5-27:34 to override.

        * Try:
        Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output.

        BUILD FAILED

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

        * What went wrong:
        Execution failed for task ':processReleaseManifest'.
        > Manifest merger failed : Attribute meta-data#android.support.VERSION@value value=(25.3.1) from [com.android.support:appcompat-v7:25.3.1] AndroidManifest.xml:27:9-31
                is also present at [com.android.support:support-v4:26.0.0-alpha1] AndroidManifest.xml:27:9-38 value
=(26.0.0-alpha1).
                Suggestion: add 'tools:replace="android:value"' to <meta-data> element at AndroidManifest.xml:25:5-
27:34 to override.

#2

This error was discussed multiple times here in the forum. Search here and via Google should help.