Updating 1.7 to 1.8 adds refreshableAssets to _cordova/manifest.json possibly preventing hot code push (HCP is broken somehow over upgrade)

We’ve found the updating meteor from 1.7 to 1.8 adds a new fields in the http://host/__cordova/manifest.json This seems to prevent Hot Code Push from working. the Compatibility versions are exactly the same. Is there a way around this issue? We currently are avoiding releasing to the app store but would like to get to at least so we can update to a supported version of Mongo (4.0).

A workaround is totally fine for now.

1.7 Manifest:

1.8 Manifest

the refreshableAssets, versionRefreshable, and versionNonRefreshable fields have been added.