PhoneGap issue, 'device ready' not fired after 5 seconds

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When you develop a hybrid application with PhoneGap, Cordova, Ionic, CordovaChromeApps and any other framework that is built on top on PhoneGap, I can almost assure you that you’ll get this error. And it’s super annoying.

I think the issue is when you delete your platforms folder, or the files inside, and do a platform add ... afterwards. This is at least how I reproduced it.

You’ll need to:

  1. add the platforms with cordova platform add ios android

  2. remove them with cordova platform remove ios android

  3. add them again.

I know this is super weird, but I think it’s related to a faulty android.json and ios.json inside the platforms folder.

Following the steps above fixed the issue for me.

I would like to know if you encountered a similar error, if you solved it with this guide or you went a totally different path.