Cordova 6.4.0: android platform install Whitelist error

I'm setting up a first cordova projecct.

After installing globally Cordova and creting a first app repository am trying to set up the android platform within this command:

cordova platform add android --save

But this action ends up by generation this error message:


Total time: 0.989 secs Failed to install 'cordova-plugin-whitelist':Error: /home/firas/Bureau/Cordova/HelloWorld/HelloWorld/platforms/android/gradlew: Command failed with exit code 1 at ChildProcess.whenDone (/home/firas/Bureau/Cordova/HelloWorld/HelloWorld/platforms/android/cordova/node_modules/cordova-common/src/superspawn.js:169:23) at emitTwo (events.js:87:13) at ChildProcess.emit (events.js:172:7) at maybeClose (internal/child_process.js:821:16) at Process.ChildProcess._handle.onexit (internal/child_process.js:211:5) Error: /home/firas/Bureau/Cordova/HelloWorld/HelloWorld/platforms/android/gradlew: Command failed with exit code 1

I have tried to remove and re-add the adroid platform , but the problem persists , also I have tried to install the whitelist plugin (cordova plugin add [email protected] )

but also I faced the same problem , and finish by not being able to build or run my first HelloWord app



This issue appears especially with Cordova 6.4.0 (latest until 31 December 2016) .

To solve this problem, simply uninstall Cordova and re-install it for the version 6.0.0 which affords more stability with the whitelist component.


  1. npm uninstall -g cordova
  2. npm install -g [email protected]


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