Unable to hide splash screen spinner animation

I am trying to hide the splash screen spinner animation shown in the below image.

I tried entering
<preference name="ShowSplashScreenSpinner" value="false"/> into my config.xml file after updating ionic and cordova to 3.5.0 using the following CLI commands:
sudo npm update -g ionic
sudo npm update -g cordova
cordova platform update ios
but the animation is still there.

I’m not sure if this is significant, but after entering cordova info in the CLI, the version of cordova is shown to be 0.21.6

I dont think this is from the splashscreen, can you provide a codepen of your code?

This is because you do not have ion-list wrapped about you list items and PTR