Autopsy User Documentation  4.21.0
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Android Analyzer Module

What Does It Do

The Android Analyzer module allows you to analyze SQLite and other files from an Android device. It works on Physical dumps from most Android devices (note that we do not provide an acquisition method). Autopsy will not support older Android devices that do not have a volume system. These devices will often have a single physical image file for them and there is no information in the image that describes the layout of the file systems. Autopsy will therefore not be able to detect what it is.

The module should be able to extract the following:

The module may also extract data from the following apps:

NOTE: These database formats vary by version of OS and different vendors can place the databases in different places. Autopsy may not support all versions and vendors.

NOTE: This module is not exhaustive with its support for Android. It was created as a starting point for others to contribute plug-ins for 3rd party apps. See the Developer docs for information on writing modules.


There is no configuration required.

Using the Module

Simply add your physical images or file system dumps as data sources and enable the Android Analyzer module.

Ingest Settings

There are no runtime ingest settings required.

Seeing Results

The results show up in the tree under "Results", "Extracted Content". The exact data extracted will vary but can include contacts, call logs, messages, and GPS entries.


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