Cellebrite’s ground-breaking technology and new physical extraction solution, Advanced ADB, extends evidence access from thousands of Android devices.
Cellebrite has done it again. On March 15, 2017, Cellebrite was the first in the industry to provide a unique physical extraction solution, Advanced ADB, as part of its UFED 6.1 release, for thousands of Android devices. To be more specific, Cellebrite’s new Advanced ADB method supports more than 95% of the Android devices in the market running any version from 4.3-7.1. Yes 95%! Generally, this capability works on unlocked devices with a security patch level up to November 2016. But, due to the widely fragmented variety of Android devices, a few exceptions may apply.
Several Android devices that this unique physical extraction method supports are:
Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, LG G4, LG G5, LG Nexus 5X, LG V20, Sony Xperia Z5, Xiaomi Redmi 3S, Huawei Nexus 6P, HTC Desire 825 and more!
So what does this mean for you? Well, if and when you encounter an Android device in any of your investigations, rest assured that it is more than likely to be supported by Cellebrite’s Advanced ADB physical extraction method. Doesn’t that solve a lot of problems, worries, backlog?
Here’s how it works:
The Advanced ADB method can be accessed in one of two ways from UFED 6.1:
- Via the mobile device – Mobile device -> Browse manually -> Search for Smart Phones -> Android -> Physical Extraction -> Advanced ADB.
- From within the specific device profile – Physical Extraction -> Advanced ADB.
And if the device supports a SD card, it’s pretty straight forward.
The extraction can also be performed directly from the phone to any USB storage device, when the device does not have a SD card. To do this, you will need extraction cables OTG 501 and 508. View the UFED 6.1 release notes to understand how you can receive the cables.
Check out the video below to see a step by step tutorial on how to perform the Advanced ADB physical extraction method.
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