SentryError: Native Client is not available, can’t start on native when updating expo-cli to 4.x.x (from version 3.22.3)

TL;DR: Update your metro.config.js to use @expo/metro-config based on the latest guidelines (SDK 40+) –

It’s funny when you encounter an error in a project, and after spending a lot of effort researching it, to find out that the cause is the same with a totally different error on a very different project.

In my case this was caused by outdated metro.config.js file, specifically the SVG loading code that uses react-native-svg-transformer.

To fix it, I replaced the metro config with the following:

const { getDefaultConfig } = require("@expo/metro-config");

module.exports = (async () => {
  const {
    resolver: { sourceExts, assetExts }
  } = await getDefaultConfig(__dirname);
  return {
    transformer: {
      babelTransformerPath: require.resolve("react-native-svg-transformer")
    },
    resolver: {
      assetExts: assetExts.filter(ext => ext !== "svg"),
      sourceExts: [...sourceExts, "svg"]
    }
  };
})();

And also intall the '@expo/metro-config' module:

yarn add @expo/metro-config
// or
npm install @expo/metro-config

More info on the other error – SVG Icons Not Loaded After Updating ReactNative Expo to Version 40

Cheers!

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