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Learning Android Forensics

By : Rohit Tamma, Donnie Tindall
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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

Recovering data deleted from an SD card

Data present on an SD card can reveal a lot of information that is useful during a forensic investigation. The fact that pictures, videos, voice recordings, application data, and so on are stored on the SD card adds weight to this. As mentioned in the previous chapters, Android devices often use the FAT32 filesystem on the SD card. The main reason for this is that the FAT32 filesystem is widely supported in most operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. The maximum file size on a FAT32-formatted drive is around 4 GB. With increasingly high resolution formats that are now available, this limit is commonly reached. Recovering the data deleted from an external SD can be pretty easy if it can be mounted as a drive.

If the SD card is removable, it can be mounted as a drive by connecting it to a computer using a card reader. Any files can be transferred to the SD card while it's mounted. Some of the older devices that use USB mass storage...