Migrate your Cordova app(s) to Apache Cordova v.4.1.1 or higher


Recently Cordova developers were informed by Google over security vulnerabilities:

Google Play warning: You are using a vulnerable version of Apache Cordova

Hello Google Play Developer,
Your app(s) listed at the end of this email utilize a version of Apache Cordova, an open-source mobile development framework, that contains one or more security vulnerabilities. If you have more than 20 affected apps in your account, please check the Developer Console for a full list.
Please migrate your app(s) to Apache Cordova v.4.1.1 or higher as soon as possible and increment the version number of the upgraded APK. Beginning May 9, 2016, Google Play will block publishing of any new apps or updates that use pre-4.1.1 versions of Apache Cordova.
The vulnerabilities were addressed in Apache Cordova 4.1.1. If you’re using a 3rd party library that bundles Apache Cordova, you’ll need to upgrade it to a version that bundles Apache Cordova 4.1.1 or later.
To confirm you’ve upgraded correctly, submit the updated version to the Developer Console and check back after five hours. If the app hasn’t been correctly upgraded, we will display a warning.
For information about the vulnerabilities, please see this Google Help Center article. For other technical questions, you can post to Stack Overflow and use the tag “android-security.”
While these specific issues may not affect every app that uses Apache Cordova, it’s best to stay up to date on all security patches. Apps with vulnerabilities that expose users to risk of compromise may be considered Dangerous Products in violation of the Content Policy and section 4.4 of the Developer Distribution Agreement.
Apps must also comply with the Developer Distribution Agreement and Content Policy. If you feel we have sent this warning in error, contact our policy support team through the Google Play Developer Help Center.
Regards,
The Google Play Team
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Affected App(s) and Version(s): ...
Lets face it, Google is forcing Cordova developers to update their Cordova apps, otherwise it is impossible to release any updates after May 9, 2016 in the Google Play store.

To check the current Android platform version:
$ cordova platform version android

One of the biggest changes while upgrading the Android platform is probably that the minSdkVersion has been switched from 7 to 14.

For more details, check this link too.

To upgrade, enter:
$ cordova platform update android@4.1.1

From my personal experience with Cordova, I recommend you to check the whole app carefully after every update. Make sure everything work like expected.

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