We are pleased to announce that SQLCipher 4.5.5 is now available. It includes the following notable changes:
Important Deprecation Notice: We officially announced the availability of the new SQLCipher for Android API in early 2022. The new library features significantly improved performance, support for concurrent database access with connection pooling and WAL, and a simplified internal API based on the AndroidBindings project. It has been widely used in production applications and many active projects have already migrated to the new packages.
As of this release of SQLCipher, 4.5.5, the legacy SQLCipher for Android Package (
android-database-sqlcipher) is officially deprecated. We have already shifted development focus almost exclusively to the new project. In addition, we are no longer distributing pre-built Community Edition packages of the legacy library via Maven Central. Developers using the Community Edition of
android-database-sqlcipher are strongly encouraged to migrate to the new SQLCipher for Android
sqlcipher-android project. The source code for legacy project will remain online indefinitely on GitHub for developers who wish to build the legacy library from source.
Our hope is that this Community Edition deprecation will help encourage rapid adoption of the new SQLCipher for Android package, especially as legacy developers seek to update to underlying OpenSSL 3 LTS support. Instructions for migrating from
sqlcipher-android may be found here.
There are a large number of enhancements to the Commercial and Enterprise packages for this release:
Commercial and Enterprise - On-demand access to new releases of SQLCipher packages are available to all licensees with an active support subscription from the Customer Downloads fulfillment site. Licensees will also receive a separate email notification regarding the update and can contact us at any time for private support directly from the SQLCipher development team.
Community Edition - SQLCipher Community Edition source code is available on GitHub, via AAR packaging for Android, and CocoaPods for iOS.