IPhone forensics: Recovering investigative evidence using chip-off method

Nilay R. Mistry, Binoj Koshy, Mohindersinh Dahiya, Chirag Chaudhary, Harshal Patel, Dhaval Parekh, Jaidip Kotak, Komal Nayi, Priyanka Badva

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Smartphone usage has increased in the recent past and has become an extension of the personal computer, so has the complexity of forensic investigation. Vital information on these devices makes them more critical especially when it is part of investigative evidences. The challenge here is the extraction of data, especially when the phone is logically or physically damaged. Chip-off is a niche technique, involving removal of Flash Memory chip with due sophistication, this then is subjected to direct extraction and analysis. Apple iPhones are robust and well locked; the study performed chip-off on model A1203 that revealed vital forensic evidences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-24
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Information Security and Privacy
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Artifacts
  • Chip-off
  • Data acquisition
  • Forensic
  • Iphone
  • Memory dump

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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