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Learning Android Forensics

By : Rohit Tamma, Donnie Tindall
Book Image

Learning Android Forensics

By: Rohit Tamma, Donnie Tindall

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Learning Android Forensics
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Rooting Android

"Rooting" is a word that is very often heard with respect to Android devices. As a forensic examiner, it is essential to understand this in detail. This will help you gain the knowledge that is required to understand the internals of the device. It will also help you gain expertise on several issues that are encountered during an investigation. Rooting Android phones has become a common phenomenon and rooted phones are very often encountered during investigations. Also, depending on the situation and data to be extracted, the examiner himself has to root the device in order to extract certain data. The following sections talk about rooting an Android device and other related concepts.

What is rooting?

To understand rooting, it is essential to understand how Unix-like systems work. The original Unix operating system on which Linux and other Unix-like systems are based was designed from the very beginning as a multiuser system. This is primarily because personal computers did...