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Learning iOS Forensics - Second Edition by Pasquale Stirparo, Mattia Epifani

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iOS Acquisition - choose the best method

As you may have probably understood from reading this chapter, being able to choose the right technique to acquire an iOS device is not trivial and it depends on many different parameters. In this section we try to list, for each of the different device families, the best acquisition method available depending on the different versions of the operating system and whether a passcode is set or not.

iPhone 3G/3GS/4, iPad 1

For these devices, it is always advisable to perform a physical acquisition using one of the forensic software that supports it. If a simple passcode is set (four digits), it is always possible to crack it in a short time, and therefore obtain a forensic image of the device's internal memory ...

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