Digital Forensics

Digital evidence that are stored in non-volatile memory of cell phones can be extracted by using forensic tools. These forensic tools use two approaches to extract data each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. User is recommended to choose the method which best suits his/her requirement.

  • Logical approach: Many Forensic software toolkits have command tools, but complete device support cannot be guaranteed .These tools (device drivers + data cables) can connect with mobile devices and communicate with handset OS to obtain necessary data when used with correct data cable and device driver. This method is non-invasive, so IC pins will not get damaged. This method is also fast, but note that it is impossible to recover deleted data and data from damaged handsets.
  • Physical Approach: Xeltek expertise is in the physical extraction method. This technique is much more complex, but beneficial when it is impossible to recover data using the logical method above. Physical approach is a bit-by-bit copy of the entire physical memory. In this method, the chip is desoldered from the PCB and a socket adapter and programmer is used to get data dump. For BGA chips, reballing is needed after desoldering otherwise the socket cannot make contact with IC pins. With a device library of over 96,000+ chips, Xeltek has support for all major iPhones, Android ,BlackBerry, and Nokia Nand chips such as S72NS128RD0BHL0, PF38F3060M0Y1EE, K5G2829AT, etc. For a complete list of supported devices, please refer here.

The main advantage of using Xeltek programmers for Forensic and data recovery application is the number of different Xeltek socket adapters available for allmost all common packages. Xeltek has 500+ socket adapters to support complex packages. If your package is not supported, then a new socket adapter can be designed.

Sockets and connectors used to make Xeltek SuperPro adapters are sourced from world renowned manufacturers such as Yamaichi, Enplas, TI, Wells and Okins.


Xeltek is the number one choice for most Computer Forensic Specialists, data recovery engineers / specialists, and Government law enforcement agencies. One of the main reasons for our success is our same day service, same day support commitment with support of 400+ socket adapters; sockets for complex BGA packages available. Some of our important customers using Xeltek Programmers for Forensic applications/Data recovery are: