This page contains information about how to use a recovery mode in order to extract more data from an Android device.

Main benefits:

  • Extraction from both rooted and non-rooted devices without knowing their screen lock password

  • Creation of the device's physical image and reusing/reanalyzing it multiple times in the future to get better results without the need of having the device present

  • Screen lock protection bypass - for more information go to “Use TWRP to bypass Android lockscreen

How to set the phone to recovery mode

More information about recovery mode is available in an article “How to boot into recovery on Android”.

A guide on how to install the custom recovery on Samsung devices is available at “ODIN method - Flashing TWRP on Samsung devices”.

A guide on how to install the custom recovery on non-Samsung devices is available at “CMD method - Flashing TWRP on non-Samsung devices”.

Connecting phone

After you have prepared your device, simply open MOBILedit Forensic Express and connect the phone with a cable.

Choose whether you want to create a physical image, browse phone, or perform an extraction.

All other settings are the same as when you connect the phone in a device mode.