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iOS Forensics Cookbook

By : Bhanu Birani, Mayank Birani
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iOS Forensics Cookbook

By: Bhanu Birani, Mayank Birani

Overview of this book

Mobile device forensics is a branch of digital forensics that involves the recovery of evidence or data in a digital format from a device without affecting its integrity. With the growing popularity of iOS-based Apple devices, iOS forensics has developed immense importance. To cater to the need, this book deals with tasks such as the encryption and decryption of files, various ways to integrate techniques withsocial media, and ways to grab the user events and actions on the iOS app. Using practical examples, we’ll start with the analysis keychain and raw disk decryption, social media integration, and getting accustomed to analytics tools. You’ll also learn how to distribute the iOS apps without releasing them to Apple’s App Store. Moving on, the book covers test flights and hockey app integration, the crash reporting system, recovery tools, and their features. By the end of the book, using the aforementioned techniques, you will be able to successfully analyze iOS-based devices forensically.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Jailbreaking iPhone devices

There are various limitations on iOS operating systems. In order to overcome those limitations, there is a way to jailbreak a device. In this section, we are going to explore the way to jailbreak an iDevice.

Getting ready

To jailbreak a device using OS X, you will need to download Pangu jailbreak software. You can download the Pangu software at You need to download the latest version of Pangu for OS X.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to jailbreak your iOS device using the Pangu software:

  1. Connect your device to a computer using a USB cable.

  2. Now, in order to proceed with the jailbreak, you will need to disable your device tracking and iCloud account. To disable Find my iPhone, navigate to Settings | iCloud | Find my iPhone and turn it off.

  3. Now, you will need to disable the passcode and touch id from the phone; to do that, navigate to Settings | Touch ID & Passcode and disable it.

  4. Then, turn on the airplane...