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How to lock screen orientation to portrait or landscape?

This article will show you how to lock screen orientation to one direction.
Environment Details:
– Phonegap Build – cli-5.2.0
– Device: iPhone S5 9.3.2

For locking orientation to portrait add following code into your config.xml:

<gap:config-file platform="ios" parent="UISupportedInterfaceOrientations" overwrite="true">

For Landscape:

<gap:config-file platform="ios" parent="UISupportedInterfaceOrientations" overwrite="true">


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Android: How to generate key hash for Android Facebook?

In order to generate key hash you need to follow some easy steps.

1) Download Openssl from: here.

2) Make a openssl folder in C drive

3) Extract Zip files into this openssl folder created in C Drive.

4) Copy the File debug.keystore from .android folder in my case (C:\Users\ and paste into JDK bin Folder in my case (C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_05\bin)

5) Open command prompt and give the path of JDK Bin folder in my case (C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_05\bin).

6) Copy the following code and hit enter

keytool -exportcert -alias androiddebugkey -keystore debug.keystore > c:\openssl\bin\debug.txt
7) Now you need to enter password, Password = android.

8) If you see in openssl Bin folder, you will get a file with the name of debug.txt

9) Now either you can restart command prompt or work with existing command prompt

10) get back to C drive and give the path of openssl Bin folder

11) copy the following code and paste

openssl sha1 -binary debug.txt > debug_sha.txt
12) you will get debug_sha.txt in openssl bin folder

13) Again copy following code and paste

openssl base64 -in debug_sha.txt > debug_base64.txt
14) you will get debug_base64.txt in openssl bin folder

15) open debug_base64.txt file Here is your Key hash.

Source: StackOverflow

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Cordova: How to download file and get download progress?

var assetURL = '';
var store = cordova.file.externalRootDirectory; // output in android: file:///storage/emulated/0/
// or
// var store = "cdvfile://localhost/persistent/";
var fileName = 'Sounds/test.mp3';
// NOTE: Sounds folder should already be there in order to download file in that folder

var fileTransfer = new FileTransfer();, store + fileName, 
        function(entry) {
        function(err) {
fileTransfer.onprogress = function(result){
     var percent =  result.loaded / * 100;
     percent = Math.round(percent);
     console.log('Downloaded:  ' + percent + '%');    


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Cordova: How to check if a file exists or not?

document.addEventListener("deviceready", init, false);

//The directory to store data
var store;

//File name of our important data file we didn't ship with the app
var fileName = "testfile.txt";

function init() {

    console.log("Checking for data file.");
    // output in android: file:///storage/emulated/0/
    store = cordova.file.externalRootDirectory;
   // or
   // store = "cdvfile://localhost/persistent/";
    //Check for the file. 
    window.resolveLocalFileSystemURL(store + fileName, onSuccess, onFail);


function onSuccess() {
   console.log("Great! This file exists");

function onFail() {
    console.log('Sorry! File not Found');

Above code works for both files and directories.

For Full article with extended features visit Following:
Cordova Sample: Check for a file and download if it isn’t there

Click here for Complete Documentation of cordova.file plugin


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Cordova: How to get list of all Files/Directories in a directory?

function success(entries) {
    var i;
    for (i=0; i<entries.length; i++) {
        console.log('En - ', entries[i]);
function fail(error) {
    console.log("Failed to list directory contents: ", error);
// output in android: file:///storage/emulated/0/Sounds
var directory_path = cordova.file.externalRootDirectory+"Sounds";
window.resolveLocalFileSystemURL(directory_path , function(dirEntry) {
    var directoryReader = dirEntry.createReader();

    // Get a list of all the entries in the directory

Tested in Android.

Click here for more details.

Another link Mobile File Explorer with PhoneGap/Cordova has examples.

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Cordova: How to create directory?

# Method 1 #

// output in android: file:///storage/emulated/0/
var base_url = cordova.file.externalRootDirectory;
// or 
// var base_url = "cdvfile://localhost/persistent/";
var new_directory = 'TEST';

// To Create a sub Directory inside a folder
// var new_directory = 'Sounds/Test';  // Here 'Sounds' is the name of existing parent directory. Parent Directoy must exist to work fine

window.resolveLocalFileSystemURL(base_url, function (fileSystem) {
   dir.getDirectory(new_directory, { create: true }, function (file) {
          alert("got the file: "+ + ', ' + file.fullPath);

# Method 2 #

var new_directory = 'TEST';
window.requestFileSystem(LocalFileSystem.PERSISTENT, 0, function(fileSystem) {
 fileSystem.root.getDirectory(new_directory, { create: true }, function (file) {
 alert("got the file: "+ + ', ' + file.fullPath);
}, function(error) {
 alert("can't even get the file system: " + error.code);

For Documentation Visit: