I was successful in transferring data (one table has about 1300 records) from a mysql database into SQLite. I then used instructions from various threads, on various sites to successfully load that database into my Android application from the assets folder in Eclipse, which is a work in progress that I run on an the Nexus 7 emulator. It runs just fine on the emulator , but when I use adb to install the app onto my Nexus 7, I get an sqlitecantopendatabaseexception when I try to run the thing . Any words of wisdom out there? I'm a very experienced application/web/database programmer, but a newbie when it comes to Android apps, which I am coming to dread.