prabhakaran prabhakaran - 1 year ago 444
Android Question

How to get a database file from apk file?

I have an android application apk file. I want to open a database file from apk file: is there any official tool to open a database file from apk file?

By using extractor I extract that apk file. Finally I get some files namely

folder, but I cant find the database file and layout files.

I searched the path given below:


but I didn't found that data folder inside the assets folder. Why?

Answer Source

Database that is actually used is not stored in the APK. It needs to be in a writable location. Canonically it's in databases under the application's data directory e.g. /data/data/

Many apps generate their databases dynamically in code. Some apps ship with a pre-populated database in assets, but even they need to copy it to a writable location before using.

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