Android Debug Bridge

In Android forensics, Android Debug Bridge (ADB) plays a very crucial role. It is present at <sdk_path>/platform-tools. In order to work with ADB, the USB-debugging option needs to be enabled. On a Samsung phone, you can access this by going to Settings | Developer options; as shown in the following screenshot:

Android Debug Bridge

The USB debugging option in Android

However, this may not be the case with all the devices, as different devices have different environments and configuration features. Sometimes, the examiner might have to use certain techniques to access the developer options on a few devices. These techniques are device specific and ...

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