Support for Mediatek Devices in Oxygen Forensic® Detective

MediaTek Inc. is one of the largest smartphone chip makers in the world. At Oxygen Forensics we have implemented data extraction from Android devices based on MTK chipsets in Oxygen Forensic® Detective. This type of extraction method is based on a low-level proprietary protocol which was designed for firmware updates…

Huawei Physical Extraction Method: Test Points

Huawei is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of mobile phones and other consumer electronics products. Huawei smartphones on Kirin chipsets require different extraction methods. One of those methods is through a physical extraction using test points. To perform a physical extraction on certain Huawei devices, test points must be…

Silent Phone Data Extraction in Oxygen Forensic® Detective

Silent Phone App Silent Phone is positioned as an app that enables secure calls and messaging on Apple iOS and Android devices. The app was developed by Silent Circle, an encrypted communications firm based in Washington, DC. Silent Phone is described as “an incredible end-to-end military-grade encryption app that can…

How to Extract Data Using the EDL (Emergency Download) Method

The EDL, emergency download mode, approach remains one of the successful physical approaches. The challenges that investigators typically face is the data protection on Android devices makes it difficult to access. For this reason, it is almost impossible to develop a single method of extraction and decryption from an Android…

Huawei Devices: Encryption and Data Extraction

Physical extraction from Huawei devices on Kirin chipsets remains one of the most popular extraction methods in forensic solutions. Huawei produces smartphones based on this processor family, as well as under the Honor brand. Huawei models get all the new hardware and are mostly in the top segment of Android…