Playstore update causes crash (invalid SDK error)

I recently published an android app to the Playstore on SDK 34. When we updated the app to SDK 35 (published to the same channel) and tried to update the app it would cause a crash.

This person posted the same problem we had: not a valid SDK version, ejected app Android upgrade. My understanding is that it is due to a mismatch in the release channel endpoint. Based on that post, changing the release channel does not solve the crashing problem but clearing data on the app would resolve this issue.

Does the user always have to clear the data to be able to update without crashing? Is there a better solution for this?

The crash log showed this error: “Expo encountered a fatal error 34.0.0 is not a valid sdk version”