In the previous chapter, we covered the fundamentals of Android architecture, security features, file systems, and other capabilities. Having an established forensic environment before the start of an examination is important as it ensures that the data is protected while the examiner maintains control of the workstation. This chapter will explain the process and considerations when setting up a digital forensic examination environment. It is paramount that the examiner maintains control of the forensic environment at all times. This prevents the introduction of contaminants that could affect the forensic investigation.
We will cover the following topics in this chapter: