How to convert Android contacts2.db to a Vcard .vcf file?

Fergus Daly
Wed Sep 22 15:40:50 GMT 2021

To try to do this I have followed the hints at
and therefore
1. installed sqlite and libsqlite-dev 
2. Downloaded from
3. FAILED to turn this script into an executable using chmod +x
and therefore 
4. failed to achieve the one-line command
    $ contacts2.db > contacts.vcf
Can anybody help with item 3 or offer an entirely different / better / easier method to achieve the conversion?
Thank you!

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