React Native Expo threejs Loaders error while loading 3D models

I am trying to use three js and expo-three to load 3D models in mobile apps. But every time I run a particular loader from " three/examples/jsm/loaders/ … " I get an error

[TypeError: undefined is not an object (evaluating ‘response.body.getReader’)]

and the 3d model fails to load. I have tried GLTFLoader ( import { GLTFLoader } from “three/examples/jsm/loaders/GLTFLoader” ) and also OBJLoader ( import { OBJLoader } from ‘three/examples/jsm/loaders/OBJLoader’) and others but all giving the same " TypeError: undefined is not an object " error.

Platforms tested on:

Mobile - iPhone
OS: iOS, MacOS
Three.js version 0.135.0
expo-three version 6.0.1
expo-gl version 11.0.3
expo version 43.0.2
react version 17.0.1
react-native version 0.64.3

the error:

Heres the App.js code:

import { StatusBar } from 'expo-status-bar';
import React from 'react';
import { StyleSheet, Text, View } from 'react-native';
import { PixelRatio } from 'react-native';
import ExpoTHREE, { Renderer, THREE } from 'expo-three';
import { GLView } from 'expo-gl';
import { ExpoWebGLRenderingContext } from 'expo-gl';
import { PerspectiveCamera, AmbientLight, Scene, MeshPhongMaterial, MeshBasicMaterial } from 'three';
import { TextureLoader } from 'expo-three';
import { STLLoader } from 'three/examples/jsm/loaders/STLLoader';
import { Asset } from 'expo-asset';
import RNFetchBlob from 'rn-fetch-blob';
import * as RNFS from 'react-native-fs';
import resolveAssetSource from 'react-native/Libraries/Image/resolveAssetSource';
import { decode, encode } from 'base-64';
import { OBJLoader } from 'three/examples/jsm/loaders/OBJLoader';
import { GLTFLoader } from "three/examples/jsm/loaders/GLTFLoader";


export default function App() {


  return (
    <View style={styles.container}>
      {/* <Text>Open up App.js to start working on your app!</Text>
      <StatusBar style="auto" /> */}
      <GLView style={{ width: 500, height: 500 }} onContextCreate={onContextCreat} />
    </View>
  );
}

const onContextCreat = async (gl) => {

  const { drawingBufferWidth, drawingBufferHeight } = gl;
  const scale = PixelRatio.get()

  // Create a WebGLRenderer without a DOM element

  const renderer = new Renderer({ gl });
  renderer.setSize(drawingBufferWidth / scale, drawingBufferHeight / scale);
  renderer.capabilities.maxVertexUniforms = 52502;
  renderer.setPixelRatio(scale);
  renderer.setClearColor(0x0c000);


  const scene = new Scene();
  const camera = new PerspectiveCamera(75, drawingBufferWidth / drawingBufferHeight, 0.1, 1000);
  camera.position.set(0, 2, 5);

  const ambientLight = new AmbientLight(0x101010);
  scene.add(ambientLight);

  const geometry = new THREE.BoxGeometry(1, 1, 1);


  const imageURI = Asset.fromModule(require('./assets/icon.png')).uri;

  const material = new THREE.MeshBasicMaterial({
    map: new TextureLoader().load(imageURI),
  });


  const cube = new THREE.Mesh(geometry, material);
  scene.add(cube);

 


  const asset = Asset.fromModule(
    require("./assets/v_knife_karam/v_knife_karam.gltf")
  );
  await asset.downloadAsync();

  const loader = new GLTFLoader();

  loader.load(
    asset.uri,
    (gltf) => {
      // model = gltf.scene;
      scene.add(gltf.scene);
    },
    (xhr) => {
      console.log(`${(xhr.loaded / xhr.total) * 100}% loaded`);
    },
    (error) => {
      console.error("An error happened", error);
    }
  );

  
  // const assets = Asset.fromModule(require('./assets/IronMan.obj'));
  // await assets.downloadAsync();


  // //instantiate a loader
  //  const loader = new OBJLoader();

  //    loader.loadAsync(assets.uri,function ( xhr ) {

  //     console.log( ( xhr.loaded / xhr.total * 100 ) + '% loaded' );

  // }).then((object)=> {
  //   console.log(`async load of 3d obj: ${object}`)
  // }).catch((err) =>{
  //   console.log(`the async load object error: ${err}`)
  // })

  renderer.render(scene, camera)
  gl.endFrameEXP()


}

const styles = StyleSheet.create({
  container: {
    flex: 1,
    backgroundColor: '#fff',
    alignItems: 'center',
    justifyContent: 'center',
  },
});

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