How to read encrypted database created earlier on computer with sqlcipher on Android?

I am trying to read an encrypted database created with sqlcipher on my PC, but I cannot read it in my application. For example:

Cursor c = database.rawQuery("SELECT name FROM sqlite_master WHERE type='table'", null);
    do {
        String s = c.getString(0);
        if (s.equals("android_metadata")) {
            // System.out.println("Get Metadata");
        } else {
    } while (c.moveToNext());
    Log.i("getS", "DATABASE = " + dirArray.toString());
    Log.i("getS", "length = " + dirArray.size());


will lead to the following

03-12 03:28:12.691: I/getS(9895): DATABASE = []
03-12 03:28:12.691: I/getS(9895): length = 0



Cursor c2 = database.query("my_table", new String[] { "name" }, null, null, null, null, "name");


come back here:

03-12 03:28:12.701: I/Database(9895): sqlite returned: error code = 1, msg = no such table: my_table


I compile with sdk-7, if I try to use the same database without encryption and without sqlcipher, I have no problem. Can anyone teach me how can I read a database encrypted on my computer on an Android server? Appreciate;)


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You will want to use the Android SQLCipher library which will allow you to access and modify the sqlcipher database on an Android device. We currently support Android 2.1 - 4.0.3. Binary downloads can be found here:

A tutorial on itegrating SQLCipher for Android can be found here:



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