Examining sqlite3 Databases from a Remote Shell
From an adb remote shell, you can use the
sqlite3 command-line program to
manage SQLite databases created by Android applications. The
sqlite3 tool includes many useful commands, such as
.dump to print out the contents of a table and
.schema to print the SQL CREATE statement for an existing table.
The tool also gives you the ability to execute SQLite commands on the fly.
sqlite3, enter a remote shell on the emulator instance, as described above, then invoke the tool using the
sqlite3 command. Optionally, when invoking
sqlite3 you can specify the full path to the database you want to explore. Emulator/device instances store SQLite3 databases in the folder
Here's an example:
$ adb -s emulator-5554 shell
# sqlite3 /data/data/com.example.google.rss.rssexample/databases/rssitems.db
SQLite version 3.3.12
Enter ".help" for instructions
.... enter commands, then quit...
Once you've invoked
sqlite3, you can issue
sqlite3 commands in the shell. To exit and return to the adb remote shell, use