This Post Explains the Procedure for Installing & using PhoneGap in Eclipse by installing MDS-Applaud plugin from Eclipse Market or Directly from your Eclipse created by
 PhoneGap Released PhoneGap 2.0.0 with bug fixes listed here. you can download Latest Version from GitHub Directly "Download PhoneGap Latest"
  Are you Using MDS AppLaud in Eclipse then for Updates add

For Direct installation

if you dont know where & how to add the above link in eclipse plz refer this post
 In this Version of AppLaud these are the new features
PhoneGap Plugin, AppLaud, Eclipse
  • you can add the 3 versions of PhoneGap plugins ,  i.e 1.4.1, 1.5.0 & 1.6.1, 1.9.1.
  • Option for adding downloaded plugin of PhoneGap as previously for Sencha 
  • jQuery Mobile 1.1.0
More Changes log avail here @ AppLaud Eclipse plug-in Change Log

PhoneGap tutorials and videos  @ -
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