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Android Artifacts

Artifact or ProcessResource
7bit PDU7bit PDU (GSM-7)
AndroidAndroid version without the build.props file
AndroidIdentifying the Android Operating System Version thru UsageStats
AndroidCorroboration. That Is All.
Android - BluetoothHow Android Bluetooth Connections Can Determine If The Hands of a Driver Were On The Wheel During An Accident
Android - BluetoothTurbo Strikes Again - Tracking Bluetooth Device Battery
Android - BluetoothAndroid Bluetooth Connection Configuration
Android - cast.db An Android Casting (Device) Story: "cast.db"
Android - Deleted Samsung AppsAndroid - Samsung Traces of Deleted Apps
Android - Device Health Services Turbo Pt. 3 - Device Health Services Application Usage
Android - Device MigrationAndroid - Tracking Device Migration
Android - Device Personalization ServicesWalking the Android (time)line Part 2 – Using Android’s Device Personalization Services to timeline user activity
Android - Digital WellbeingHow to Find User Activity Using the Digital Wellbeing Native App
Android - Digital WellbeingWalking the Android (time)line. Using Android’s Digital Wellbeing to timeline Android activity.
Android - external.dbAndroid’s external.db – Everything Old Is New Again
Android - Factory ResetsWipeout! Detecting Android Factory Resets
Android - Gallery ImgcacheA Timestamp Seeking Monkey Dives Into Android Gallery Imgcache
Android - Mobile TelephonyGeodata & Mobile Telephony Artifacts in 3rd-Party Android Apps: Recreating User Travel Patterns
Android - Nearby ShareNearby Share – AirDrop for Android (Return of the Unsolicited Richard Photograph)
Android - Now Playing HistoryGoogle Pixel Now Playing History
Android - PermissionsAndroid - Roles and Permissions (Android 10/11)
Android - PermissionsAndroid’s “Dangerous” Permissions
Android - Recent TasksAndroid Recent Tasks XML Parser
Android - Samsung Predictive TextAndroid - Predictive text exclusions in Samsung devices
Android - Turbo.db Charging Battery with Turbo DB
Android - Unsupported ArtifactsMobile Forensics: Discovering the Undiscovered
Android - Usagestats XMLAndroid Usagestats XML Parser
Android - Video ThumbnailsVideo Thumbnails ".lvl" Found on Android Devices
Android 10 - UsagestatsUsagestats on Android 10 (Q)
ARTEMISARTEMIS - Android support for APOLLO
BadooFinding Badoo chats in Android using SQL queries and the MAGNET App Simulator
Calculator Photo VaultApp Review of Calculator Photo Vault
CamScannerDeep Dive into CamScanner — Android
CCleanerQuick DFIR review - CCleaner for Android
DiscordDiscord Android App Review - DFIR
DiscordDiscord Forensics
DJI Fly Android - DJI Fly & The Pesky Problem of Preferences
Files By Google Files By Google: More Mobile Explorer Artifacts
Firefox FocusLocal Storage - Firefox Focus Privacy Browser Artifacts in Android
Flud Torrent DownloaderTorrent Applications in Android - Flud Torrent Downloader
GarminThe State of Android Health Data (Part 1) – Garmin
Google AssistantGoogle Assistant Butt Dials (aka Accidental & Canceled Invocations)
Google AssistantGoogle Search & Personal Assistant data on Android
Google Call Screen May I Ask Who's Calling - Google Call Screen
Google Docs Google Docs - Cello & DocList DBs
Google Duo Google Duo - Android & iOS Forensic Analysis
Google KeepGoogle Keep - Notes and Lists: Mobile Artifacts
Google Photos Dumpster Diving in Google Photos Android App: "local_trash.db"
Google Tasks Google Tasks - Android Forensics analysis
HealthMate App HealthMate on Android Part 1 - Users, Messages, Devices
HealthMate App HealthMate on Android Part 2 - Activities
HealthMate App HealthMate on Android Part 3 - Heart Rate, GPS, Steps
Huawei - ExtractionPractical Guide to Huawei Device Extraction in UFED
LA FitnessQuick DFIR review - LA Fitness Android app
Launcher.dbRecreate Android apps, folders, and widget screen positions from a forensic extraction
LG - MPTMPT – LG’s incognito version of KnowledgeC
Microsoft RDPAndroid Remote Desktop Apps - Microsoft RDP
Microsoft TranslatorMicrosoft Translator - Android DFIR App Review
Nanbox MessengerApp Nandbox Messenger on Android
Nike RunAndroid Nike Run app - Geolocation, SQLite views & self joins
PrivateSpaceNot so private: extracting data from PrivateSpace
ProtobufsParsing unknown protobufs with python
Qualcomm - EDL ModeMastering EDL Mode
Qualcomm - EDL ModeIt’s as easy as EDL
Qualcomm - EDL Test PointsMastering EDL Test Points
QuickPicQuickPic for Android - Don't forget external/emulated storage!
Samsung My FilesAndroid - Samsung My Files App
Samsung Power Off Reset LogsSamsung Power Off Reset Logs
Samsung Smart Switch Android - Samsung Smart Switch // iOS Transfer Artifacts
SignalObtain a logical dump of Signal data on Android with signal-back
SignalDecrypting Signal DB for Android
SignalInvestigating Signal with ArtiFast Signal
SKOUTApp SKOUT on Android
SkypeSkype on Android - Images in Web Cache
SlackFinding Slack app messages in Android and using json_extract to do it.
SnapChatSnapchat Analysis to Discover Digital Forensic Artifacts on Android Smartphone
SnapChatGone in 10 Seconds Snapchat Forensics
SnapChatTwo Snaps and a Twist – An In-Depth (and Updated) Look at Snapchat on Android
SystemPanel2Android SystemPanel2 - App usage tracking
TeamViewer Remote ControlAndroid Remote Desktop Apps - TeamViewer Remote Control
TikTokFinding TikTok messages in Android
TileAndroid - Locating Location Data: The Tile App
ToxAnalysis of Antox - Android Tox App
VenmoVenmo. The App for Virtual Ballers.
Video Player Apps (VLC, MX Player, Archos, Plex, LocalCast)Was the video played? - Android video player apps
Wear OSClockin’ In with Google’s Wear OS
WhatsAppWhatsApp - Images and Messages - An overview
WhatsAppWhatsApp messages in Non-Rooted Android Devices
WickrWickr. Alright. We’ll Call It A Draw.

Android Tools

Coming soon….