Deleted Text Message Recovery
By, David Shelton Advanced Technology Investigations, LLC
Client’s around North Carolina as well as across the United States call upon Advanced Technology Investigations, LLC in Greensboro, NC to help them with Deleted Text Message Recovery. Deleted Text message Recovery otherwise known as Cell Phone Forensics is basically acquiring data from a cell phone using forensic techniques, tools, and methods in order to secure evidence properly to be used in the Court of law in different types of criminal and civil cases.
Before we get to the Deleted Text Message recovery process, there are several very important steps that must happen first. First, we must stop the cell phone from communicating with the wireless network to ensure data does not change, and to keep someone from accessing an online account and initialize a wipe of the data. Second, documentation of the cell phone of who, what, where, and why the phone was secured is very important in establishing a chain of custody to show the Court who all has handled the evidence.
Deleted Text Message Recovery can be a rewarding, yet difficult process for the examiner. When a text message is deleted, it is placed in a file known as a database file stored in the file system of the cell phone. These database files are not accessible to the user, but the forensic examiner can gain access to these files by use of different forensic software’s. Once the deleted text message enters the database file, it can stay there for a period of time depending on how the user has set up the phone to work, and how often the user deletes data. Just like any type of digital device, it can only run properly when it has the memory capacity necessary to run smoothly. As the memory of a cell phone starts to fill up, it begins to overwrite the deleted data stored in the database files. Depending on how much the cell phone operating system decides to overwrite, the deleted data may only be partially recovered or only a certain part of the text message may be recoverable.
Advanced Technology Investigations, LLC uses seven different Cell Phone Forensic software’s to attempt to recover deleted text messages and other data from different models of cell phones for their Client’s. If you feel evidence is on a digital device in your possession for your case, call the experienced cell phone forensics examiners at Advanced Technology Investigations, LLC in our Greensboro, NC lab. Call today for your FREE Consultation at 336-298-1556.