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* [[Chip-Off BlackBerry Curve 9300]]
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* [[Chip-Off BlackBerry Bold 9780]]
* [[Chip-Off BlackBerry Bold 9780]]

Revision as of 17:23, 30 October 2013


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Commonly referred to as a "Chip-Off" technique within the industry - this is the last and most intrusive method to get a memory image is to desolder the non-volatile memory chip and connect it to a memory chip reader. This method contains the potential danger of total data destruction: it is possible to destroy the chip and its content because of the heat and possible physical damage from desoldering.

Forensic Application

Chip-Off forensics is an acquisition procedure which involves physically removing the NAND or flash IC from a device and reading it directly on an external NAND/Flash reader. It is considered a last-option technique, as repairing the phone to a working state post-IC removal, is quite difficult.

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