thank you so much for this excellent reply! Some specifics of my project: I'm not using andriod studio. I'm working with Macrodroid and shell command. So, instead of the andriod binaries, I downloaded Precompiled Binaries for Linux and was able to move the sqlite file to my sdcard I then called it in my shell like: /storage/2EA5-2D26/Xenno/sqlite /storage/2EA5-2D26/Xenno/zztest.db the result I got was: /system/bin/sh: <stdin> /storage/.../sqlite3 can't execute: Permission denied I then used the LS command and the sqlite3 file is set to rwxrwx--- I tried using chmod o=rwx /storage/2EA5-2D26/Xenno/sqlite but I get no result I've spent so many hours on this. Any help is much appreciated. If only I could make sqlqueries!? it'd be a whole other world!