How to use Samsung Bootloader (physical)
Posted by Jack H. Ward, Last modified by Jack H. Ward on 13 February 2017 11:20 AM
With the forensic process, it is important to note that, with embedded systems such as smart devices, some data must be written to the device in order to communicate with it. Depending on the type of device, the data that is written will change. However, in order to follow the principles of forensics, the data that is written is documented and noted as part of the process. This process is repeatable with multiple devices and is considered forensically sound. In each section, the details of the process can be found. The methods used by DS are designed to write the minimal amount of data to the device to allow for a forensically stable data acquisition.
In the current version of DS, acquisition of Samsung devices flashed via Odin can be performed only via manual plug-in selection.
Please keep in mind that the firmware of your device will be changed as a result of acquisition by this plug-in.
Preparing Device for Acquisition
DS allows you to acquire Samsung devices running Android that were flashed via the Odin tool.
To prepare a Samsung smartphone flashed using the Odin tool for acquisition, put it into the Download mode:
DS allows you to acquire Samsung smartphones flashed via Odin using the Android Samsung Bootloader Physical plug-in.
To perform acquisition, a recovery image file has to be written into your device memory. Once it is done, you will need to reboot your device in the Recovery mode.
To acquire the device via manual plug-in selection:
The Android Samsung Bootloader Physical plug-in allows you to acquire the full filesystem and flash memory of a Samsung device flashed via Odin.
The Android Samsung Bootloader Physical plug-in allows you to acquire the following Samsung devices flashed via Odin: