New functionality of ADEL

As ADEL is under continuous development there are some pretty nice new features. The one which we want to mention here is that ADEL can read and analyze the Wifi- and Mobile-Cell-Cache from a connected Android device. In these caches Android stores up to 250 (50 cell and 200 wifi) GPS coordinates with corresponding time stamps. ADEL generates from these data a movement profile and plots it to a google map.

As a future development we will try to gather more location information from apps like facebook, twitter, etc. and plot them to this map, too.

Paper accepted!

Our paper for the ADFSL 2011 in Richmond (USA) has been accepted. So we will give our presentation about ADEL (Android forensic software) at the 26th of May.

See you all in Richmond!

ADEL (Android Data Extractor Lite)


We just submitted a Paper and forensic Tool with the name ADEL to a call for papers. The tool as well as the complete paper will be available very soon for people of law enforcement agencies.

The tool can, by now, recover and analyze the following data:
– Call logs
– Contact and Calendar entries
– SMS and MMS messages
– Meta information about the smartphone and SIM

Abstract of the submitted paper:
Nowadays, smartphones are one of the most popular mediums of communication in the world. They are not only used for ordinary private and business purposes, they are also used by criminals for communication and as a target. Due to the ubiquitous use of smartphones, these devices become an increasingly important source of digital evidence in forensic investigations. Thus, the recovery of digital traces from smartphones often plays an essential role for the examination and clarification of the facts in a case. Although some tools already exist regarding the examination of smartphone data, there is still a strong demand to develop further methods and tools for forensic extraction and analysis of data that is stored on smartphones. In this paper we describe the specifications of smartphones running the popular Andoid operating system. We further introduce a newly developed tool – called ADEL – that is able to forensically extract and analyse selected data from an Android device. Finally, a detailed report containing the results of the examination is created by the tool. The whole process is fully automated and and takes account of all forensic principles.