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Practical Mobile Forensics - Second Edition by Satish Bommisetty, Rohit Tamma, Heather Mahalik

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Summary

Extracting data from an Android device is one of the crucial steps during the course of an investigation. Once the device is accessible, an examiner can extract the data using manual, logical, or physical data extraction techniques. Logical techniques extract the data by interacting with the device using tools such as ADB. Physical techniques on the other hand access a larger set of data, they are complex and require great deal of expertise to perform. Imaging a device produces a bit-by-bit image of the device which is later analyzed using tools. Imaging a device is one of the primary steps to ensure that the data on the device is not modified.

In the next chapter, we will see how to extract relevant data such as call logs, text messages, ...

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