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How to dump the Android Shazam tag list database to a readable file

Shazam Android Tag list. Don't shame me 🙂

As the title says, I wanted to export my Shazam tag list from my Android phone to some format I could actually do something with.
I found no working solution online, so here is mine…

  • First, you need to get your hand on the database file. My phone is rooted and run a ssh server, so this is easily done using a sftp client.
    Look for the following file: /data/data/com.shazam.android/databases/library.db

  • Now that you have the database, nothing easier than to open it with any sqlite browser, right? Wrong.
    I tried out two browsers google gave me (Sqliteman 1.2.2 and sqlite browser 2.0 b1), but they both failed to open the file.
    Maybe they need an update, I don’t know…

  • Anyway, I finally downloaded the official sqlite cli client from www.sqlite.org.
    And dumped the database to a SQL file:

    >sqlite3.exe C:\com.shazam.android\databases\library.db  
    SQLite version 3.7.13 2012-06-11 02:05:22  
    Enter ".help" for instructions  
    Enter SQL statements terminated with a ";"  
    sqlite> .output tags.sql  
    sqlite> .dump  
    sqlite> .exit  
    

And there, you are done! 🙂

SQL Dump

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