Using Ionic with Cordova 2.2?

I’m using a pitch detection function that was included in Cordova 2.2, but taken out in v3. I’d love to use Ionic, but it seems that it will only work with Cordova v3 and up.

Is this the case? If not, any tips as to how to get it to use the 2.2 version files that I have?

I am using ionic with Cordova 2.5 without any issue, just include the ionic js & css files into your project. What exact problem you are facing ? Any build Issue ?

Why you use cordova 2.2 ? For to test with Ripple ?
If yes, can you fire a “Cordova event” ( Backbutton device ready etc) with ripple ?