Currently Supported PhoneGap Versions, and their platform breakdowns

phonegap-version Android Phonegap Version iOS Phonegap Version Windows Phonegap Version
cli-8.1.1 7.1.2 4.5.5 6.0.1
cli-8.0.0 7.0.0 4.5.4 5.0.0
cli-7.1.0 6.3.0 4.5.4 5.0.0
cli-7.0.1 6.2.3 4.4.0 5.0.0
cli-6.5.0 6.1.2 4.3.1 4.4.3

Default version in bold

Example: <preference name="phonegap-version" value="cli-6.5.0" />