E-Investigations will discuss with you the details of your case. What is the basis of your request? First, is the mobile device in question recoverable? Many major standard cellular phones, smart phones, and other mobile devices can be imaged, data extracted, and the details of the devices downloaded and put in a format that is most usable for you. However, some phones and smart devices can’t be recovered. Call a E-Investigations professional to determine if your device’s data can be recovered.
Create a proper forensic copy of the mobile device is critical in the process. The tools available online can sometimes recover a few text messages, however, the do not create an extensive recovered copy that is usable in court. Imaging a smartphone is similar to the process that we use to image a computer hard drive as smartphones and laptops are becoming more and more similar. If the case may end up in court, we recommend keeping a forensic copy of the digital image. This allows you the comfort of knowing that your evidence is safe, secure, and ready for court.
Once the forensic image is created, we extract the information and put it in a format that is searchable and can be reviewed in a quick and intelligent fashion. The reports highlight the deleted emails and text messages. The reports also report on web history, documents, searches, and other discoverable digital information.
- Sample Mobile Phone Report — This report shows the analysis of a mobile phone. This phone provided lists including calls made and received, the phonebook and SMS messages. Others may contain more including calendars, pictures, and recordings. Not all data types are available or can be recovered from all phones.
- Sample Chat Report — Some chat programs log the conversations that take place. This report shows what information may be found on computers that have been used to chat via the Internet.