Physical Data Acquisition from Virtual Android Phone Using Genymotion

  • Sumit Sah
  • Animesh Kumar Agrawal
  • Pallavi KhatriEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 39)


With the large scale proliferation of mobile technology and smart phones, there has been an exponential rise in the cases of digital frauds and cybercrimes. With smart phones becoming powerful day by day with enhanced security features, smart phone forensics has become very important for every organisation. But the expensive forensic tools are a big impediment which leads to a no of crimes going undetected. Towards this there is a need to undertake mobile forensics without the use of commercial software’s. This paper proposes manual data extraction technique using virtual phones created in an emulator (Genymotion) for android OS. Deleted data recovery using physical acquisition is done with the help of open source tool Autopsy and then a comparative analysis is done using another forensic tool Foremost.


Information security Android forensic Genymotion Virtual android device Autopsy Foremost Mobile forensic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumit Sah
    • 1
  • Animesh Kumar Agrawal
    • 1
  • Pallavi Khatri
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of CSEITM UniversityGwaliorIndia

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