Forensic Analysis of a Virtual Android Phone

  • Aman Sharma
  • Animesh Kumar AgrawalEmail author
  • Bhupendra Kumar
  • Pallavi Khatri
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 839)


With the world moving towards digital era and India’s special thrust in making the country a cashless economy, the use of digital device is increasing phenomenally and with it, the number of digital frauds. However, with increasing security features and new mobile versions being released on a near daily basis, getting an analysis tool which can extract data from most of the mobiles is a herculean task. To overcome this challenge, there is a need to carry out research on forensics analysis of smart phones. Since Android OS has a near monopoly in the smartphone market, the mobile forensics has to be focused more towards Android phones. This work tries to present a novel method of forensic analysis of Android phones in a virtualized environment using an emulator called Genymotion.


Mobile forensics Virtual device Genymotion Root Android 



The authors would like to express sincere gratitude to ITM University Gwalior and GFSU Gandhinagar for providing the platform to work in cyber security as well as mobile forensics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aman Sharma
    • 1
  • Animesh Kumar Agrawal
    • 2
    Email author
  • Bhupendra Kumar
    • 3
  • Pallavi Khatri
    • 2
  1. 1.GFSUGandhinagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of CSEITM UniversityGwaliorIndia
  3. 3.RaipurIndia

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