SYTECH – Forensic Mobile Phone ‘Chip-Off’ Examinations
SYTECH is one of the longest serving providers performing Forensic Chip-Off for numerous Police Forces across the Country on a regular basis with an extremely high ongoing success rate.
As mobile devices continue to bring new challenges Chip Off examination warrants close attention, as it offers deeper data access, the ability to bypass lock codes, and a way to recover data from damaged devices.
The process involves the removal of the memory chip from the handsets circuit board, data is then extracted using specialist equipment.
From the memory chip data, both the live and deleted contents are carved out and extracted, including but not limited to:
Contacts, call data, SMS, MMS, BBM (BlackBerry Messaging) conversations, IM (Instant Messaging) Chat, multimedia (images, videos & audio), emails, web history, applications (all data), locational data and SIM data and Memory Card contents.
At the end of the process an MG11 Expert Witness statement is provided together with an exhibit containing the recovered data in an easily understandable format.
Please be aware that Chip-Off is a destructive process and once carried out will make the phone inoperable. However it is the only means of gaining access. On extremely rare occasions due to chip configurations it may not be possible to recover the required data.
If you have any queries or require further assistance please give SYTECH a call on – 01782 286 300.
Even in this “state” SYTECH are able to extract both the live and deleted data held within – Which is essential for any Investigation.