Yeah you heard it right. There is solid reason for Grand 2 fans to delight. Samsung has always been choosy in providing updates to their devices, at least for the low end and mid-range devices. Android KitKat was the last upgrade provided by Samsung, and no updates since then. But you need not worry, the developer community has already started building Cyanogen Mod 13 for grand 2, which is based on Android Marshmallow i.e. 6.0. [Read more…]
Sqlite is one of the popular database formats is used by many mobile systems including Android devices for structured data storage. Sqlite application is an open source application and resembles SQL server but is lite implementation of it. Android supports Sqlite application through dedicated APIs and it happens to be a crucial source of evidence from forensics prospect. Sqlite files used by the apps are usually stored at the location: /data/data/<ApplicationPackageName>/databases. Forensically, these files are highly important, as these files will store valuable data handled by respective application. Many apps are used for making fund transfers, booking tickets, bank transactions, and personal chats. These details can be found in apps Sqlite files, which can be interrogated for evidence.
Important Sources for Forensics Investigation
- Browser Memory
- Application storage
- External Card & System Storage
- Sqlite Database files
- SMS/Call Records
- GPS Records
- Social Sites (Facebook, Twitter)
- Messenger (MSN, Yahoo)
- Email associated data
Sqlite database analysis of Android device can be done either using an image of the device data or by accessing the files through a rooted device. Once the device is rooted, investigators can acquire all the Sqlite files of apps. These files can belong to many applications and its analysis can lead to multiple pieces of evidence. For instance, database file of a YouTube app of an android device comprises of several tables showing details like _id (for each entry made in YouTube app), display1, display2, query (text typed for searching video) and date (epoch date and time stamp).
Explore Sqlite File for Investigation
Sqlite forensic explorer is adept application software, which is capable to perform complete examination of a Sqlite file. Android application data is saved in different versions of Sqlite file. This application program is capable to explore the Sqlite files and the tables embedded. For this, install the application and launch it.
Learn More about the Product
Product Name: Sqlite Forensic Explorer
Size: 13.3 MB
Supported Operating system: Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP
Free Demo: Available
Product Website Link: http://www.acquireforensics.com/products/sqlite-forensic-explorer/
Step by step guide to perform Sqlite data analysis with SqLite Forensics Explorer:
- Click on Add File which will pop-up another window for adding the file. Click on the Browsing icon to add the Sqlite file saved on the system.
- Left-pane will show up all the tables present in the Sqlite file. Different tables store different data like “urls”, “visits”, “keyword search”, “downloads”, Users can view any of the table and integrated data in it. Here, different rows of the tables can be viewed like title, url, visit_cont, types_count, last_visit_time hidden, favicon_id, etc.
- Users can view the details in Hex tab. Hex view helps in interrogating the data unaltered. Users can perform the analysis on the data here and can check for the manipulation done here.
- This software can also show Deleted tab where deleted data from the Sqlite file can be viewed.
- This application has this Query feature which help to examine the Sqlite database using commands. SQL Editor Functionality helps to add multiple queries for performing execution on the database added. These queries can also be saved for future analysis.
This software also allows recovery of corrupted data from Sqlite database. Its support towards damaged Sqlite files provides an exceptional functionality for forensics investigation. It is a comprehensive application program, which allows users to export the carved details to CSV, PDF or HTML file for further analysis or reporting purpose. It supports varied formats of Sqlite like .db or .sqlite and this allows variant of Sqlite databases to be examined. Investigators can dig into details by viewing the data in Hex format and the deleted data. It also supports BLOB data type for analyzing multimedia components.
If you have a prepaid phone connection, you know how frustrating it can be to get a recharge for your phone. It comes with walking to a shop after a long day at work, waiting for your turn to come there, entering number three times in the mobile there for confirmation and then handling the tantrums of the shopkeeper who says that he will take an hour or so to recharge your phone. Having no other alternative, you have to wait. If this is what your story sounds like, you should know that you are living in a stone age. The technology driven world today lets you perform a multitude of tasks just at one click! There are a range of apps available which can make your life easier and simpler. Recharge apps have climbed the chart of popular apps and if you want to know about the best ones to install right now, here’s a list:
The material design on Android lollipop is truly a sight to behold. With so many transitions and animations, along with premium white settings as compared to black ones, Android is looking better than any of the previous versions. The problem is, not everyone have received Lollipop yet. The recent data suggests that adoption rate of Android 5.0 is just 1.6%, which is nowhere. Majority of the Android devices are still using Android Kit Kat (39%) and 44.5% running on Android Jellybean (4.1, 4.2 and 4.3 combined). [Read more…]
Outlook has been provided by Microsoft for both Windows as well as Mac Operating Systems. Microsoft Outlook 2011 that is provided for Mac Operating System is a widely used email client and is quite similar to Outlook for Windows in numerous ways. However, the difference lies in the data file formats used in both the client versions for storing user data. MS Outlook for Windows provides a local archive of the user’s mailbox on the system in a Personal Storage Table (PST) file format. In Outlook for Mac, the Microsoft User Data folder stores the data file. This file includes the entire data in the user’s mailbox such as; email messages, contacts, calendar events, notes, tasks, and other items. [Read more…]
There are many media streaming devices which are gaining popularity, like Chrome cast but still there has to be fully functional Android box that can be connected to your TV. An android box can perform every function that conventional Android Smartphone’s and tablets can do, apart from just streaming music and videos. One of these smart Android boxes called as Minix Neo X8-H plus does this job for you. It is extremely small device that converts your television set into full fledged Android TV. [Read more…]
Smartphones have become our lifelines today. With new features and hardware coming along in new smartphones, our dependency have increased a lot on them. Apart from just using it to send out important mails and updating social media profiles, we even use it for storing precious information like official presentations, documents and other stuff. There is always risk of losing data, so it is always recommended to take backups. Unfortunately, in our busy lives today, it is impossible to take complete backups due to the amount of time it takes. However, you do not need to worry about it anymore now! I am going to introduce you to a tool, called Vibosoft Dr. Mobile for Android which helps you to take one click backups and restore if needed. [Read more…]
Sony had announced its budget 4G offering at the IFA 2014. This came out as a surprise, since Sony doesn’t come up with budget devices off late. We have reviewed Sony Xperia E3 device, which turns out to be one the best in its category. Earlier, Sony had said that M in Xperia M stands for mid ranged device whereas E stands for entry level. However, in the press release, it was described as the mid-range device. Check out our complete hands on review to know whether it is worth buying or no. [Read more…]
We are happy to announce first giveaway on our blog, Grudgets. Christmas and New Year is around the corner, so we thought it’s the best time to reward our visitors. 😉 From time to time, we will also be posting various deals you can grab this New Year.
No1 has been known for creating some Samsung rip-offs in the past. We had already seen No.1’s Note 3 and S5 which had been huge hit among Samsung lovers. This time, they have come up with Samsung galaxy note 4 clone, which is available for just fraction of the price of the genuine one. To remind you, Note 4 was launched alongside with Note Edge at the IFA 2014 which was held at Berlin this year. Does it stand out like other devices? Check out our review to know more.
If you follow this blog, than you might know that THL is one of the emerging Chinese brands that offers high quality smartphones. We had recently seen THL 5000 which had octa core processor and priced under $200. The new one, THL 4000 packs a punch under $100 which you must consider if you are planning to get a new device. [Read more…]