Deep links on android without a custom url scheme

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  1. SDK Version: 45.0.0
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): Android
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I’ve been able to implement universal linking with iOS properly, but I can’t seem to get it working for Android. I’ve followed the guide at but still no success.

I’ve added the following property to the android section of my app.json:

"intentFilters": [
    "action": "VIEW",
    "data": [
        "scheme": "https",
        "host": "*",
        "pathPrefix": "/d"
    "category": [

I’m then creating a new android build, downloading the apk file, and dragging it over to the simulator.

I then run

adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.VIEW -d ""

However, the link just opens in a browser window. I’ve also tried creating the link in a chat window and clicking it, but the same thing happens.

I’m not trying to implement the auto verify. Presenting a dialog to the user where they can choose their desired handler is what I’m after.

this block of code won’t work, i need a custom scheme … not the http stuff.