We are happy to announce the release of SQLCipher for Android 3.5.1. This is an urgent and mandatory upgrade for applications wishing to support Android N when it is publicly released.
This release of SQLCipher for Android incorporates several major changes to facilitate operating on Android 2.1 through Android N, supporting
x86 platforms. The Google Android team contacted us directly, requesting many of the changes below. These changes were mandatory to make SQLCipher for Android compatible with Android N. Below is a highlight of the changes that are included with the latest release:
There have been some significant benefits to this effort:
Instructions for installing the latest release of SQLCipher for Android can be found here.
If your previous usage of SQLCipher for Android was packaged as a zip archive that included 3 .so files per platform (i.e.,
libstlport_shared.so), you should remove all of those. Our new packaging will only include one .so file (i.e.,
libsqlcipher.so) for each native platform. In addition to the different native libraries, you should also remove the ICU zip file (i.e.,
icudt46l.zip) previously included within the assets directory of your application.
Important: This upgrade is required for all applications wishing to support Android N while using SQLCipher for Android. Without this upgrade, current installations of SQLCipher for Android will crash on Android N. We do not know the official release date of Android N, however Google is advising application developers to update their applications for imminent release in Q3. Therefore we strongly advise all applications to begin the upgrade and testing process immediately with this release.