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From "jcesarmobile (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CB-10631) device is not populated in iOS 5.1.1
Date Sat, 05 Mar 2016 23:35:40 GMT


jcesarmobile commented on CB-10631:

Did you send the mail as I told you? I haven't seen it.

BTW, on cordova 4.x.x the apps crash on ios 6 and older, that's another reason to not add
this. But send the mail so it can be discussed

> device is not populated in iOS 5.1.1
> ------------------------------------
>                 Key: CB-10631
>                 URL:
>             Project: Apache Cordova
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Plugin Device
>         Environment: iOS 5.1.1
>            Reporter: Thomas Allen
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: iOS, pendingPR, triaged
>   Original Estimate: 0h
>  Remaining Estimate: 0h
> The device plugin doesn't work in iOS 5.1.1 because the unique device identifier uses
identifierForVendor to get the device uuid. However this is not valid in iOS older than 6.0.
> In the method uniqueAppInstanceIdentifier, there is a reference to maintaining backward
compatibility for versions that didn't use identiferForVendor. Unfortunately the code only
works if the app had previously been installed on that device (because it looks for the CDVUUID
that was previously stored on the device). If the install is new, this app_uuid is nil and
it tries to use identifierForVendor.
> I realize that iOS 5 is no longer supported in Cordova, but since the code attempts to
be backward compatible (based on the inline comments), I figured this could be fixed with
a few lines of code (which I have done and will submit shortly).

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