Amazon Kindle Fire HD Forensics

  • Asif Iqbal
  • Hanan Alobaidli
  • Andrew Marrington
  • Ibrahim Baggili
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 132)


This research presents two developed approaches for the forensic acquisition of an Amazon Kindle Fire HD. It describes the forensic acquisition and analysis of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD device. Two developed methods of acquisition are presented; one requiring a special cable to reflash the boot partition of the device with a forensic acquisition environment (Method A), and the other exploiting a vulnerability in the device’s Android operating system (Method B). A case study is then presented showing the various digital evidence that can be extracted from the device. The results indicate that Method A is more favorable because it utilizes a general methodology that does not exploit a vulnerability that could potentially be patched by Amazon in future software updates.


Amazon Kindle Fire HD Digital Forensics Analysis Acquisition Android forensics Forensic flashing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asif Iqbal
    • 1
    • 3
  • Hanan Alobaidli
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andrew Marrington
    • 3
  • Ibrahim Baggili
    • 4
  1. 1.Athena LabsDubaiUAE
  2. 2.University of SharjahSharjahUAE
  3. 3.Zayed UniversityDubaiUAE
  4. 4.University of New HavenConnecticutUSA

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