forcedroid version 4.0.0 cordova version 5.4.1 phonegap version 5.3.9 cordova platform version android 5.0.0 mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

I followed the below steps to create a new app,

$ forcedroid create

Creating a new cordova project.
/Users/itsme/projects/myApp /Users/itsme/projects
Adding android project...
Creating Cordova project for the Android platform:
    Path: platforms/android
    Package: com.demo.myapp
    Name: myApp
    Activity: MainActivity
    Android target: android-23
Android project created with cordova-android@5.0.0
Discovered plugin "cordova-plugin-whitelist" in config.xml. Installing to the project
Fetching plugin "cordova-plugin-whitelist@1" via npm
Installing "cordova-plugin-whitelist" for android

This plugin is only applicable for versions of cordova-android greater than 4.0. If you have a previous platform version, you do *not* need this plugin since the whitelist will be built in.

Fetching plugin "https://github.com/forcedotcom/SalesforceMobileSDK-CordovaPlugin" via git clone
Repository "https://github.com/forcedotcom/SalesforceMobileSDK-CordovaPlugin" checked out to git ref "master".
Installing "com.salesforce" for android
Dependent plugin "cordova-plugin-whitelist" already installed on android.
Fetching plugin "cordova-plugin-device" via npm
Installing "cordova-plugin-device" for android
Fetching plugin "phonegap-plugin-push" via npm
Installing "phonegap-plugin-push" for android
Running SalesforceMobileSDK plugin android post-install script
The node package shelljs is required to use this script. Run 'npm install shelljs' before running this script.

Your application project is ready in /Users/itsme/projects/

Then, I ran the following code

$ cd myApp
$ cordova build
$ cordova emulate android

I see an empty screen in my emulator with below error in the browser console i.e., via chrome://inspect/#devices

No Content-Security-Policy meta tag found. Please add one when using the cordova-plugin-whitelist plugin.

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I added the following line in my index.html,

<meta http-equiv="Content-Security-Policy" content="default-src *; style-src *; frame-src *;">

Checked the config.html,

<allow-navigation href="https://localhost" />
<allow-navigation href="https://*.force.com" />
<allow-navigation href="https://*.salesforce.com" />
<access origin="https://localhost" />
<access origin="https://*.force.com" />
<access origin="https://*.salesforce.com" />

When I re-built it, there was no error or warnings but I still see the empty page. I am not sure why this simple app is not redirecting to the Salesforce login page, am i missing anything?

Thanks in advance.

1 Answer 1


Same steps worked well for me and I see the login screen when I launch the app. I see the following error in your log

The node package shelljs is required to use this script. Run 'npm install shelljs' before running this script.

Update - I see this issue was logged on the Mobile SDK repo and has been closed as an environmental issue related to your manifest file.


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