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Subject docs commit: CB-5294: Add input type=file Android quirk
Date Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:40:29 GMT
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/master 05541e537 -> de8a4181c

CB-5294: Add input type=file Android quirk


Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: de8a4181cdf51ab40e4bc95e1d12f567a1c14ea8
Parents: 05541e5
Author: mbillau <>
Authored: Tue Feb 11 14:38:11 2014 -0500
Committer: mbillau <>
Committed: Tue Feb 11 14:38:11 2014 -0500

 docs/en/edge/guide/platforms/android/ | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
diff --git a/docs/en/edge/guide/platforms/android/ b/docs/en/edge/guide/platforms/android/
index ef677ad..2509ba3 100644
--- a/docs/en/edge/guide/platforms/android/
+++ b/docs/en/edge/guide/platforms/android/
@@ -45,6 +45,10 @@ For projects not created with the cordova CLI, run:
         bin/update <project_path>
+**WARNING:**  Starting on Android 4.4, creating a file input element with type="file" will
not open the file picker dialog.
+This is a regression with Chromium on Android and the problem can be reproduced in the standalone
Chrome browser on Android (see  The
suggested workaround is to use the FileTransfer and File plugins for Android 4.4. You can
listen for an onClick event from the input type="file" and then pop up a file picker UI. In
order to tie the form data with the upload, you can use JavaScript to attach form values to
the multi-part POST request that FileTransfer makes. This bug still exists as of Android 4.4.2
 ## Upgrading to 3.1.0 from 3.0.0
 For projects that were created with the cordova CLI: 

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