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Android Forensics: Simplifying Cell Phone Examinations

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Executive Summary

It is hardly appropriate to call the devices many use to receive the occasional phone call a telephone any more. The capability of these devices is growing, as is the number of people utilizing them. This paper was initially written during the fall of 2009 and since that time, several new versions of Android OS have been available to customers via upgrades or new phone purchases. With each new phone and firmware update, there are initial challenges to the forensic community; the fundamentals of acquiring and analyzing an image, however, have remained the same.

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