Crash with enabled Hermes engine on React Native Android

The app starts crashing for release build on start if I enable Hermes engine for Android.

    com.facebook.jni.CppException: Could not get BatchedBridge, make sure your bundle is packaged correctly
        at Method)
        at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(
        at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(
        at com.facebook.react.bridge.queue.MessageQueueThreadHandler.dispatchMessage(Unknown Source:0)
        at android.os.Looper.loop(
        at com.facebook.react.bridge.queue.MessageQueueThreadImpl$ Source:37)

And the app is running fine if I remove the calls library from dependencies
"@cometchat-pro/react-native-calls": "1.0.7",

Any ideas what is the problem here?

I would like to use react-native-reanimated v2 and Hermes engine on Android is required. Can anybody help me with this issue?

How is this Pro - Support thing working? No replies in one week. Should I wait longer or no one care and it’s already a dead thread?

Hey @dimaportenko,
We have created an internal issue and currently looking into it. We will get back to you soon.

Warm Regards,

CometChat Pro
Tirath Bhuva

Thank you for the update.

@dimaportenko please feel free to email us at help (at) or start a conversation using Intercom in our Dashboard, so that it’s easier for us to communicate and keep you updated on this issue.

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Support reply
At present, CometChat doesn't have support for the Hermes engine However, I have created a feature request

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I tried to run the project on iOS with Hermes and it’s working fine. So I assume it’s not a compatibility issue with Hermes itself.

Hi @dimaportenko,

We have reached out to you regarding this issue over email.
I would appreciate it if we could continue our conversation there and therefore, I am closing out this ticket.


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