Ionic run --livereload ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED


I cannot run livereload when running my builds on Android. I have read about the other causes but I am not running Android 4.4 or lower. My ionic info is below


ionic (Ionic CLI) : 4.1.0 (/Users/lee/.npm-global/lib/node_modules/ionic)
Ionic Framework : ionic-angular 3.9.2
@ionic/app-scripts : 3.2.0


cordova (Cordova CLI) : 8.1.2 (cordova-lib@8.1.1)
Cordova Platforms : android 7.0.0, ios 4.5.5
Cordova Plugins : cordova-plugin-ionic 5.2.5, cordova-plugin-ionic-webview 2.2.0, (and 21 other plugins)


Android SDK Tools : 26.1.1
ios-deploy : 2.0.0
NodeJS : v8.11.4 (/usr/local/bin/node)
npm : 6.4.1
OS : macOS High Sierra
Xcode : Xcode 10.0 Build version 10A255

Ive added the in config.xml which another post suggested and upgraded webview plugin to 2.2.0 but nothing fixes it. Its a pain to keep rebuilding after every code change so has anybody solved this? (I am hesitant to download to webview 1.2.1 given that this is pretty outdated now(