New time saving workflow capabilities in UFED 4.0: Translation, automated data carving, and more

UFED Release 4.0Efforts to obtain evidence and intelligence from mobile devices can be stymied by inefficiencies such as extra layers of work process, lack of access to a full range of tools, and other challenges both small and large.

UFED 4.0 continues Cellebrite’s track record of developing features that improve investigative workflows and save you time both in the lab environment and the field. Among the most significant time savers we’ve added to UFED Touch, UFED 4PC, and UFED Physical/Logical Analyzer: better Android data carving, language translation, a UFED Touch data preview capability, and better workflows overall.

Simple, efficient language translation

Reduce challenges associated with foreign language translation, including the need to rely on another person, or to copy/paste into an online tool. Either one takes time you may not have, and errors—especially with short words—can alter the meaning of content.

UFED Physical/Logical Analyzer 4.0 contains an offline translation solution that accurately translates both short and long words. Use it to translate selected content on demand, and to use filters in your language of choice. The translation engine keeps the source language, which you can see in the user interface, and you can include both the translation and the original source text in your report.

The UFED translation engine currently supports 13 languages, including English. Choose five free of charge when you access all the language packs from your my.cellebrite.com account. If you need more than five languages, you can purchase them directly from Cellebrite. Be sure to let us know if you need access to languages apart from what we offer!

Faster, more powerful data carving from Android unallocated space

Enhanced automated carving from Android devices’ unallocated space gives you access to much more—in some cases, double or triple the amount—of deleted data than previous data carving features allowed. Owing to a new algorithm, the carving process is now also faster.

While manual data carving is still an important part of forensic validation processes, Cellebrite redesigned the automatic data carving functionality to achieve more deleted data with greater precision, by dramatically reducing false positive and duplicate results.

Learn more about data carving when you take the Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst course.

Save time in the field: Preview logical extraction data in UFED Touch

UFED Touch users may find themselves needing to preview evidence to decide whether a mobile device is worthy of deeper examination, or they need intelligence to decide an immediate course of action. UFED Touch now offers the option to view an HTML report that includes general device Information and the logical extraction data on the touch screen—without requiring a laptop.

Newly included in logical extractions, and therefore viewable with UFED Touch, are web history and web bookmarks. From iOS devices, the new UFED 4.0 feature extends logical extraction and preview capabilities to app data.

Balance time savings with process: capture images and snapshots with UFED Camera

Sometimes, taking screenshots of a mobile device is the only way to capture its evidence. This could be because you have no UFED with you in the field, or the device or certain data on the device isn’t supported for extraction with the equipment you have.

With UFED Camera, our new manual evidence collection feature, collect evidence by taking pictures or videos of a device. A single report contains any extracted information together with screenshots or video.

The ability to take screenshots can be important in the field, helping to substantiate a police officer’s, border patrol agent’s, or corporate internal investigator’s documentation of what s/he saw on the device during an initial scroll-through. (Remember to get consent or have another form of legal authority to show for it.)

In the lab, taking screenshots can help you to validate device extraction results – to show that the evidence in an extraction file existed on the evidence device.

For more details on these and other new and enhanced decoding and app support capabilities—including support for iPhone 6, 6Plus, & other Apple devices running iOS 8—download our release notes!