MDI Evaluation Instructions

Mobile Device Investigator LogoIMPORTANT: Do not install MDI on the same machine as DEI.  If you are a DEI customer and you want Mobile Device Investigator functionality, please request a DEI PRO license for testing or contact support

This Mobile Device Investigator (MDI) Software Evaluation includes:

  • Authentication Key - A USB dongle containing your license file

You will need:

  • Android cables
    • USB to MicroUSB
    • USB to USBC
  • iOS cables
    • USB to iOS Lightning
    • USB to iOS 30-pin

Obtain Help and Support
Request help and support at ADF technical support or call +1 (301) 312-6578 ext. 3

System Requirements

Operating System Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows 7 64-bit 4GB of RAM, 20 GB of free hard drive space
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit 4GB of RAM, 20 GB of free hard drive space
  • Windows 10 64-bit 4GB of RAM, 20 GB of free hard drive space

Download & Install

  1. Download and execute the Mobile Device Investigator installer from www.adfsolutions.com/downloads
  2. Follow the installation wizard instructions
  3. To install common Android/iOS USB drivers select "Install common Android and iOS USB drivers" in the installation wizard
  4. You can also install them manually later by executing C:\Program Files\ADF Solutions Inc\ADF Mobile Device Investigator\Driver Pack\ADFSmartphoneDriverPack.exe
  5. After the installation is complete, MDI will start automatically and prompt for the Authentication Key

How to Scan

To scan an Android/iOS device, from the Home page:

  1. Select Scan Android and iOS Devices
  2. Select the target by clicking the Add Phone button in the right toolbar
  3. A wizard will guide you through how to properly connect the device. It is best to use the recommended cables on a USB 3.0 port
  4. Once the device is ready it will appear selected in the Target Devices section
  5. Select the Search Profile that best corresponds to your data collection goals
  6. Verify the scan information
  7. Click on the SCAN button

How to View the Scan Results

It is possible to view the data collected during a scan (scan result), while a scan is paused, or after a scan. When a scan completes click View Results or subsequently from the Home page:

  1. Select Review Scan Results
  2. Click on the View button of the scan result to open
  3. Navigate through the collected data from the left Navigation bar or the Summary page
  4. Use the right toolbar to see more or less columns, filter records, assign tags and comments, and view the classifier progress

How to Create a Report

To share relevant findings, navigate to the Report screen:

  1. Select the report format
  2. Select the content to include in the report per view and per tagged record
  3. Click on the EXPORT button

Android Device Preparation

In general, for Android devices to be recognized by MDI you have to:

  1. Know the passcode to unlock the device
  2. Place the device in airplane mode
  3. Prevent auto-locking
  4. Activate the developer mode
  5. Activate the USB debugging mode
  6. Authorize the execution of apps from unknown sources
  7. When the device is connected, make sure the USB connection is set to transfer file
  8. Allow USB debugging when prompted on the device (always allow)

iOS Device Preparation

In general, for iOS devices to be recognized by MDI you have to:

  1. Know the passcode to unlock the device
  2. Place the device in airplane mode
  3. Prevent auto-locking
  4. Trust the host computer when prompted on the device
  • READY TO ACCELERATE YOUR DIGITAL INVESTIGATIONS?