To enjoy the best possible user experience, please ensure your computer meets the minimum system requirements as shown below. We have also included additional specifications for a more powerful system:

  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or Ryzen 3 as a minimum, i7 or Ryzen 7 is recommended for concurrent extractions, and a CPU with AVX is required for Face Matcher and Photo Recognizer.

  • RAM: 8 GB as minimal configuration, 32 GB is recommended for analyzing phones with a lot of data.

  • HDD: free space of 30 GB on the system drive, plus suitable storage space for the reports. Ideally, separate disks should be used for storing the data and using SSDs will mean read/write speeds are quicker.

  • OS: 64-bit OS is required, Windows 7 SP1 as minimal configuration however, Windows 10 is recommended.

  • Minimum screen resolution: 1250x800, recommended 1920x1080.

  • High-quality cables for connecting phones are essential.

  • GPU: The only feature that benefits from a GPU is the Password toolkit for brute force attacks on backup Pins and passwords. The GPU can be of any type and either integrated, a dedicated graphics card or fully external.

To install MOBILedit Forensic successfully, please disable your antivirus program. If enabled, our security bypassing features (i.e. Dirty Cow) may trigger the antivirus warning system. If it is not possible to disable it completely, disable at least the automatic scan of the folders. 

By disabling your antivirus program you will also prevent any possible errors that may occur during installation and extraction.

It is not necessary to use write blocking hardware when using MOBILedit Forensic.