Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit

Perform physical and logical acquisition of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Image device file system, extract device secrets (passwords, encryption keys and protected data) and decrypt the file system image.

  • Physical acquisition for 64-bit iOS devices via jailbreak
  • Logical acquisition extracts backups, crash logs, media and shared files
  • Unlocks iOS devices with pairing records (lockdown files)
  • Extracts and decrypts protected keychain items
  • Real-time file system acquisition
  • Automatically disables screen lock for smooth, uninterrupted acquisition

Supports: all generations of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with and without jailbreak; all versions of iOS from iOS 7 to iOS 11; logical acquisition (up to iOS 12.1) with no passcode using a pairing record.

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Forensic Access to iPhone/iPad/iPod Devices running Apple iOS

Perform the complete forensic acquisition of user data stored in iPhone/iPad/iPod devices. Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit allows imaging devices’ file systems, extracting device secrets (passcodes, passwords, and encryption keys) and accessing locked devices via lockdown records.

See Compatible Devices and Platforms for details.

Physical Acquisition of iOS Devices

Physical acquisition is the only acquisition method to extract full application data, protected keychain items, downloaded messages and location history. Physical acquisition returns more information compared to logical acquisition due to direct low-level access to data.

Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit supports jailbroken 64-bit devices (iPhone 5s and newer) running most versions of iOS 7 through 12.

Logical Acquisition

iOS Forensic Toolkit supports logical acquisition, a simpler and safer acquisition method compared to physical. Logical acquisition produces a standard iTunes-style backup of information stored in the device, pulls media and shared files and extracts system crash logs. While logical acquisition returns less information than physical, experts are recommended to create a logical backup of the device before attempting more invasive acquisition techniques.

We always recommend using logical acquisition in combination with physical for safely extracting all possible types of evidence.

Media and Shared Files

Quickly extract media files such as Camera Roll, books, voice recordings, and iTunes media library. As opposed to creating a local backup, which could be a potentially lengthy operation, media extraction works quickly on all supported devices. Extraction from locked devices is possible by using a pairing record (lockdown file).

In addition to media files, iOS Forensic Toolkit can extract stored files of multiple apps, extracting crucial evidence without a jailbreak. Extract Adobe Reader and Microsoft Office locally stored documents, MiniKeePass password database, and a lot more. The extraction requires an unlocked device or a non-expired lockdown record.

Perform physical and logical acquisition of iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. Image device file system, extract device secrets (passwords, encryption keys and protected data) and decrypt the file system image.

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Supported Devices and Acquisition Methods

iOS Forensic Toolkit implements physical acquisition support for jailbroken devices from iPhone 5s through iPhone X/Xs/Xr. Logical acquisition is available for devices without a jailbreak.

The following compatibility matrix applies:

  • With jailbreak: Physical acquisition for jailbroken devices running any version of iOS for which a jailbreak is available (iPhone 5s through iPhone X, iPad mini 2 through 4, iPad Air, Air 2, Pro, Apple TV 4, 4K)
  • No jailbreak: Logical acquisition, shared files and media extraction only for devices running versions of iOS without a jailbreak. Device must be unlocked with passcode, Touch ID or lockdown record
Logical Acquisition with Lockdown Support

Logical acquisition is available for all devices regardless or hardware generation and jailbreak status. The device must be unlocked at least once after cold boot; otherwise, the device backup service cannot be started.

Experts will need to unlock the device with passcode or Touch ID, or use a non-expired lockdown file extracted from the user’s computer.

If the device is configured to produce password-protected backups, experts must use Elcomsoft Phone Breaker to recover the password and remove encryption. Elcomsoft Phone Breaker is also required to view keychain records. If no backup password is set, the tool will automatically configure the system with a temporary password (“123”) in order to be able to decrypt keychain items (password will be reset after the acquisition).

Using a lockdown (pairing) record, information can be extracted from locked iOS devices even after power-off or reboot. The following matrix applies to devices running iOS 8 through iOS 12.x:

Basic device info Advanced device info App list Media iTunes-style backup
Device locked, no lockdown record Yes No No No No
Device never unlocked after reboot, lockdown exists Yes Yes No No No
Device unlocked after reboot, lockdown exists Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Keychain Extraction

Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit can extract keychain items including those protected with ThisDeviceOnly attribute, opening investigators access to highly sensitive data such as login/password information to Web sites and other resources (and, in many cases, to Apple ID).

The device must remain unlocked during the entire keychain acquisition process. iOS Forensic Toolkit implements a tool to disable automatic screen lock.

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Compatible Devices and Platforms

  • 64-bit iOS devices with jailbreak: physical acquisition (file system extraction, keychain decryption)
  • Apple TV 4 (cable connection) and Apple TV 4K (wireless connection through Xcode, Mac only)
  • No jailbreak: advanced logical acquisition only *

System requirements

Windows

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

Apple OS X

  • OS X 10.6
  • OS X 10.7
  • OS X 10.8
  • OS X 10.9
  • OS X 10.10
  • OS X 10.11
  • OS X 10.12

Logical acquisition includes:

  • Extended information about the device
  • iTunes-format backup (includes many keychain items)
  • List of installed apps
  • Media files (even if the backup is password-protected)
  • Shared files (even if the backup is password-protected)

Logical acquisition works even with locked devices with unknown passcode if a valid pairing record is available.

System Requirements

iOS Forensic Toolkit for Mac OS X requires an Intel-based Mac computer running macOS from 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to 10.12 (Sierra) with iTunes 10.6 or later installed.

The Toolkit for Microsoft Windows requires the computer running Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 with iTunes 10.6 or later installed.

Other versions of Mac OS X, Windows and iTunes might also work but have not been tested.

Release notes

Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit v.4.1

21 November, 2018

  • added support for iPhone Xr/Xs/Xs Max and new iPad Pro (logical acquisition, including extraction of media files, shared files and extended device info and crash logs)
  • added (very limited) support for devices that are in DFU and Recovery modes

Uninstallation procedure: in order to uninstall the product, follow the standard procedure via Control Panel - Programs and features or use the corresponding Unistall link from the product's folder in the Windows Start menu.

System requirements

Windows

  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10

Apple OS X

  • OS X 10.6
  • OS X 10.7
  • OS X 10.8
  • OS X 10.9
  • OS X 10.10
  • OS X 10.11
  • OS X 10.12

Logical acquisition includes:

  • Extended information about the device
  • iTunes-format backup (includes many keychain items)
  • List of installed apps
  • Media files (even if the backup is password-protected)
  • Shared files (even if the backup is password-protected)

Logical acquisition works even with locked devices with unknown passcode if a valid pairing record is available.

System Requirements

iOS Forensic Toolkit for Mac OS X requires an Intel-based Mac computer running macOS from 10.6 (Snow Leopard) to 10.12 (Sierra) with iTunes 10.6 or later installed.

The Toolkit for Microsoft Windows requires the computer running Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 with iTunes 10.6 or later installed.

Other versions of Mac OS X, Windows and iTunes might also work but have not been tested.

Release notes

Elcomsoft iOS Forensic Toolkit v.4.1

21 November, 2018

  • added support for iPhone Xr/Xs/Xs Max and new iPad Pro (logical acquisition, including extraction of media files, shared files and extended device info and crash logs)
  • added (very limited) support for devices that are in DFU and Recovery modes

Uninstallation procedure: in order to uninstall the product, follow the standard procedure via Control Panel - Programs and features or use the corresponding Unistall link from the product's folder in the Windows Start menu.

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