Cannot run project for ios after upgrading from sdk33 to sdk36

Hi, I’ve upgraded my project to sdk 36 (from 33) yesterday and now realise that sdk36 is on react-native version 0.61.4 (thus, with auto-linking).

I’m not able to run the project on the ios simulator. Native packages previously installed with react-native link suddenly don’t work. I’m getting the error message below:

error React Native CLI uses auto-linking for native dependencies, but the following modules are linked manually: 
  - react-native-gesture-handler (to unlink run: "react-native unlink react-native-gesture-handler")
  - react-native-reanimated (to unlink run: "react-native unlink react-native-reanimated")
This is likely happening when upgrading React Native from below 0.60 to 0.60 or above. Going forward, you can unlink this dependency via "react-native unlink <dependency>", and it will be included in your app automatically. If a library isn't compatible with auto-linking, disregard this message and notify the library maintainers.
Read more about auto-linking:
error Could not find the following native modules: react-native-appearance, RNBackgroundFetch, RNGestureHandler, react-native-image-resizer, react-native-maps, RNReanimated, RNScreens, RNSVG. Did you forget to run `pod install`?

Of course, I’ve followed the installation instructions for each package, namely the pod install bit. I’ve also unlinked and yarn remove all of them before I reinstall them.

This is what my Podfile used to look like, in sdk33:

source ''
platform :ios, '10.0'

target 'letsjobit' do
  pod 'ExpoKit',
    :git => "",
    :tag => "ios/2.14.1",
    :subspecs => [
    :inhibit_warnings => true

  # Install unimodules
  require_relative '../node_modules/react-native-unimodules/cocoapods.rb'
    modules_paths: ['../node_modules'],
    exclude: [

  pod 'React',
    :path => "../node_modules/react-native",
    :inhibit_warnings => true,
    :subspecs => [
  pod 'yoga',
    :path => "../node_modules/react-native/ReactCommon/yoga",
    :inhibit_warnings => true
  pod 'DoubleConversion',
    :podspec => "../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/DoubleConversion.podspec",
    :inhibit_warnings => true
  pod 'Folly',
    :podspec => "../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/Folly.podspec",
    :inhibit_warnings => true
  pod 'glog',
    :podspec => "../node_modules/react-native/third-party-podspecs/glog.podspec",
    :inhibit_warnings => true

  pod 'BVLinearGradient', :path => '../node_modules/react-native-linear-gradient'
  pod 'react-native-image-resizer', :path => '../node_modules/react-native-image-resizer'
  pod 'RNBackgroundFetch', :path => '../node_modules/react-native-background-fetch'

  pod 'react-native-appearance', :path => '../node_modules/react-native-appearance'

  post_install do |installer|
    installer.pods_project.main_group.tab_width = '2';
    installer.pods_project.main_group.indent_width = '2';

      .each do |pod_name, target_installation_result|

      if pod_name == 'ExpoKit'
        target_installation_result.native_target.build_configurations.each do |config|
          config.build_settings['GCC_PREPROCESSOR_DEFINITIONS'] ||= ['$(inherited)']
          config.build_settings['GCC_PREPROCESSOR_DEFINITIONS'] << 'EX_DETACHED=1'

          # Enable Google Maps support
          config.build_settings['GCC_PREPROCESSOR_DEFINITIONS'] << 'HAVE_GOOGLE_MAPS=1'
          config.build_settings['GCC_PREPROCESSOR_DEFINITIONS'] << 'HAVE_GOOGLE_MAPS_UTILS=1'


      if ['Amplitude-iOS','Analytics','AppAuth','Branch','CocoaLumberjack','FBSDKCoreKit','FBSDKLoginKit','FBSDKShareKit','GPUImage','JKBigInteger2'].include? pod_name
        target_installation_result.native_target.build_configurations.each do |config|
          config.build_settings['IPHONEOS_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET'] = '10.0'

      # Can't specify this in the React podspec because we need to use those podspecs for detached
      # projects which don't reference ExponentCPP.
      if pod_name.start_with?('React')
        target_installation_result.native_target.build_configurations.each do |config|
          config.build_settings['IPHONEOS_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET'] = '10.0'
          config.build_settings['HEADER_SEARCH_PATHS'] ||= ['$(inherited)']

      # Build React Native with RCT_DEV enabled and RCT_ENABLE_INSPECTOR and
      next unless pod_name == 'React'
      target_installation_result.native_target.build_configurations.each do |config|
        config.build_settings['GCC_PREPROCESSOR_DEFINITIONS'] ||= ['$(inherited)']
        config.build_settings['GCC_PREPROCESSOR_DEFINITIONS'] << 'RCT_DEV=1'
        config.build_settings['GCC_PREPROCESSOR_DEFINITIONS'] << 'RCT_ENABLE_INSPECTOR=0'


This is my Podfile now, at sdk 36:

platform :ios, '10.0'

require_relative '../node_modules/react-native-unimodules/cocoapods'

target 'letsjobit' do

  rnPrefix = "../node_modules/react-native"

  # React Native and its dependencies
  pod 'FBLazyVector', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/FBLazyVector"
  pod 'FBReactNativeSpec', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/FBReactNativeSpec"
  pod 'RCTRequired', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/RCTRequired"
  pod 'RCTTypeSafety', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/TypeSafety"
  pod 'React', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/"
  pod 'React-Core', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/"
  pod 'React-CoreModules', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/React/CoreModules"
  pod 'React-RCTActionSheet', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/ActionSheetIOS"
  pod 'React-RCTAnimation', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/NativeAnimation"
  pod 'React-RCTBlob', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/Blob"
  pod 'React-RCTImage', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/Image"
  pod 'React-RCTLinking', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/LinkingIOS"
  pod 'React-RCTNetwork', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/Network"
  pod 'React-RCTSettings', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/Settings"
  pod 'React-RCTText', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/Text"
  pod 'React-RCTVibration', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/Libraries/Vibration"
  pod 'React-Core/RCTWebSocket', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/"
  pod 'React-Core/DevSupport', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/"
  pod 'React-cxxreact', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/ReactCommon/cxxreact"
  pod 'React-jsi', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/ReactCommon/jsi"
  pod 'React-jsiexecutor', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/ReactCommon/jsiexecutor"
  pod 'React-jsinspector', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/ReactCommon/jsinspector"
  pod 'ReactCommon/jscallinvoker', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/ReactCommon"
  pod 'ReactCommon/turbomodule/core', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/ReactCommon"
  pod 'Yoga', :path => "#{rnPrefix}/ReactCommon/yoga"
  pod 'DoubleConversion', :podspec => "#{rnPrefix}/third-party-podspecs/DoubleConversion.podspec"
  pod 'glog', :podspec => "#{rnPrefix}/third-party-podspecs/glog.podspec"
  pod 'Folly', :podspec => "#{rnPrefix}/third-party-podspecs/Folly.podspec"

  # Other native modules
  # pod 'RNGestureHandler', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native-gesture-handler/RNGestureHandler.podspec'
  # pod 'RNReanimated', :podspec => '../node_modules/react-native-reanimated/RNReanimated.podspec'

  # Automatically detect installed unimodules

I have produced this Podfile by creating a new project with expo init and extracting the Podfile from it.

Other relevant info:

Expo CLI 3.11.2 environment info:
      OS: macOS 10.15.2
      Shell: 5.0.7 - /usr/local/bin/bash
      Node: 10.16.0 - ~/.nvm/versions/node/v10.16.0/bin/node
      Yarn: 1.17.3 - ~/.nvm/versions/node/v10.16.0/bin/yarn
      npm: 6.12.0 - ~/.nvm/versions/node/v10.16.0/bin/npm
      Watchman: 4.6.0 - /usr/local/bin/watchman
      Android Studio: 3.0 AI-171.4443003
      Xcode: 11.3/11C29 - /usr/bin/xcodebuild
      @types/react: ^16.8.23 => 16.9.16 
      @types/react-native: ^0.60.2 => 0.60.25 
      @types/react-navigation: 3.0.7 => 3.0.7 
      expo: ^36.0.0 => 36.0.1 
      react: 16.9.0 => 16.9.0 
      react-native: => 0.61.4 
      react-navigation: ^3.11.0 => 3.13.0 
      expo-cli: 3.11.2

I really don’t know what to do here, so I would appreciate your help. Cheers, Joao