Decoding Calendar

The calendar is stored in block 51 of the internal memory on a Series40 smart-phone. The layout of the storage content is outlined in the figure above. Here it has to be noted that the date is decoded again as shown in an earlier post named “Convert date from GSM to DEC”.

Decoding Call History

The three call histories stored on the smartphone are: ‘received calls’, ‘outgoing calls’ and ‘missed calls’.
Those three lists are stored within the blocks 59 to 61 when dealing with Series40 phones. Here it has to be mentioned that block 59 contains the ‘outgoing calls’, block 60 contains the ‘missed calls’ and block 61 exhibits the ‘received calls’. We present the exact depiction of the content of the single storage entries in the figure above. The date contained within those blocks is translated into a readable format with the help of the in the Post “Convert date from GSM to DEC” shown function of GSM Standard.

Convert date from GSM to DEC

# converts a given date from GSM to DEC
decString = encodedDate.decode( ’hex ’)
decString = struct.unpack from(’>H5B’, decString)

This code fragment translates the given date from the GSM Standard to a readable DEC format.

Gathering Information about the Handheld

When dealing with Series40 smartphones those information are kept in the blocks 4, 5, 13 and 35 of the dump files. When decoding the HEX values of block 4 one can find the values of ‘serial number’, ‘product code’, ‘product basic code’, ‘module code’ and ‘hardware number’ in the lines 3 to 7. Block 5 contains the ‘IMEI’ of the device and in block 13 the ‘startup message’ which has been inserted by the user and is displayed when the device is switched on, can be found. The ‘security code’ of the smartphones (set to 12345 by the phone manufacturer) can be decoded from its HEX value in block 35 of the Twister Box dump files.

Gathering Information about the Lastly Inserted SIM

Data being deposited in the memory of the smartphone are the international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) and the serial number (ICCID) of the SIM card. The IMSI is located at the beginning of block 94 filled up with 0x00. In contrast, the ICCID in block 117 can be found at the beginning of the 5th entry. Here the control character at the end has to be cut when decoding the information.