Support for Kik in Oxygen Forensic® Detective

Kik is a free instant messaging app, which works on iPhones, Androids, and Kindles. As of 2022, Kik Messenger had over 300 million registered users, 2.5 million of which use the app daily. Of its 15 million monthly active users, 70% are in the 13-24 age bracket. The functionality of…

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…

Wondershare backup import in Oxygen Forensic® Detective

In Oxygen Forensic® Detective v.14.6 we’ve added the ability to import and parse WonderShare MobileGo and MobileTrans backups made from Apple iOS and Android devices. What is Wondershare? Wondershare Technology Group is a China-based company that develops a wide range of software including utilities for mobile devices. One of the…

Mi Fit Data Extraction

What’s Mi Fit? Mi Fit is an app that pairs with the fitness trackers from the Xiaomi Mi Band series. Mi Fit can track exercises as well as analyze sleep and activity data, displaying calories burned, steps walked, and heart rate. The app has over 100 million installs on Google…

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…