The PinePhone is one of the first functioning open source smartphone projects to truly put the choice of operating system into the user’s hands. It has been designed to run the Linux operating system, and can be purchased with a number of smartphone-specific Linux variants pre-flashed, so the phone can be used out of the box. Whilst this device is still very much in the development phase, and not everything functions exactly as expected, just yet, it’s still fun to play with, and to try and work out what it might mean to a digital forensic investigation if one of these devices was seized as part of a case. Kathryn will talk through an introduction to the device, potential methods to acquire data, and where some key data may be stored based on my research so far.
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