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Learning Pentesting for Android Devices by Aditya Gupta

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Using dd to extract data

The dd utility is one of the most used tools in forensics in order to create an image for the data extraction process. In other words, it is used to convert and copy the input file specified to the output file. Often during analysis, we won't be allowed to interact with and make changes to the evidence directly. So, it is always a good option to have an image of the device filesystems and then perform the analysis on it.

The dd utility is present by default in most of the Linux-based systems, as well as in Android devices at /system/bin. If it is not present in your device, you could install BusyBox, which will install dd along with some other useful binaries. You could get the dd binary for Android from the BusyBox App ...

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