Resolving the “sqlite3: not found” Error on a Rooted Nexus One

Resolving the "sqlite3: not found" Error on a Rooted Nexus One

21 May 2024 Stephan Petzl Leave a comment Tech-Help

When attempting to open a database using the adb shell on a rooted Nexus One, you might encounter the error message: sqlite3: not found. This issue arises because the sqlite3 binary is not installed on the device. Below, we provide a step-by-step guide to resolve this issue by uploading the sqlite3 binary to your device.

Solution: Uploading the sqlite3 Binary

Here is an effective method to upload the sqlite3 binary to your rooted Nexus One:

Step 1: Mount the /system Directory as Read/Write

$ adb shell
$ su
# mount -o remount,rw /system

Step 2: Push sqlite3 Binary to the Device

In another terminal, navigate to the directory where the sqlite3 binary is located and push it to the device:

$ ls
$ adb push sqlite3 /sdcard/

Step 3: Copy and Change Permissions of the Binary

Return to the first terminal and execute the following commands to copy the binary to /system/bin and set the appropriate permissions:

# cat /sdcard/sqlite3 > /system/bin/sqlite3
# chmod 4755 /system/bin/sqlite3

Step 4: Mount the /system Directory as Read-Only

# mount -o remount,ro /system

Step 5: Verify Installation

Finally, verify that the sqlite3 binary is accessible:

# sqlite3 /data/data/
SQLite version 3.7.4
Enter ".help" for instructions
sqlite> .tables
android_metadata  moodme

By following these steps, you should be able to install and use sqlite3 on your rooted Nexus One.

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