Livereload not updating app on device

I am running Ionic CLI 5.2.6, and app is still on Ionic-v1. I just upgraded from CLI v1.7.14 and never really used any of the ionic serve or --livereload features before and nowt attempting to use these features for the first time

Running ionic cordova run android -l successfully starts the service and launches the app to my test Samsung device. The service sees changes to saved files in www folder, but the app on the device is not getting updated with the changes. With the service running and the app deployed, from another cli I did another ionic cordova build android to see if the newest changes would get deployed to the already running app but nope, didn’t work.

Am i not doing something correctly or not understanding how this is supposed to work?

C:\dev\myApp>ionic cordova run android -l
[INFO] Hardware device(s) found for android. Using --device.
> ionic-v1.cmd serve --host=localhost --port=8101 --livereload-port=35730 --dev-port=53704 --engine=cordova --platform=android
[v1] [11:19:56] Serving directory www

[INFO] Development server running!

       Local: http://localhost:8101

       Use Ctrl+C to quit this process

> cordova.cmd build android --device
> native-run.cmd android --app platforms\android\app\build\outputs\apk\debug\app-debug.apk --device --forward 8101:8101 --forward 35730:35730 --forward 53704:53704
[native-run] Selected hardware device 2752c2e3
[native-run] Forwarded device port 35730 to host port 35730
[native-run] Forwarded device port 8101 to host port 8101
[native-run] Forwarded device port 53704 to host port 53704
[native-run] Installing platforms\android\app\build\outputs\apk\debug\app-debug.apk...
[native-run] Starting application activity com.myApp/com.myApp.MainActivity...
[native-run] Run Successful
[v1] [11:22:12] www\templates\tab-menu.html changed
[v1] [11:28:39] www\css\ changed
[v1] [11:28:40] www\css\ changed

My dev env:


   Ionic CLI         : 5.2.6 (C:\Users\RPO\AppData\Roaming\npm\node_modules\ionic)
   Ionic Framework   : ionic1 1.0.0
   @ionic/v1-toolkit : 1.0.22


   Cordova CLI       : 9.0.0 (cordova-lib@9.0.1)
   Cordova Platforms : android 8.0.0
   Cordova Plugins   : cordova-plugin-ionic-keyboard 2.1.3, cordova-plugin-ionic-webview 4.1.1, (and 30 other plugins)


   cordova-res : 0.6.0
   native-run  : 0.2.8


   NodeJS : v10.16.3 (C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe)
   npm    : 6.4.0
   OS     : Windows 7

I tried this on my Mac/iPhone deployment and ionic cordova run ios -l --address= --consolelogs worked. It updates the app when I make changes in the www folder. However, none of my backend api calls are working in this mode, any $http call to are breaking, when not deploying with -l all my api calls work just fine.

A. What to do to get this working for Android?
B. On iOS, what do I need to do to get $http calls working with ‘-l’ ?
C. If I deploy to iOS with -l but not using the --address= option, the app freezes on the splashscreen on the iPhone.