With the easy-to-use Mobile Device Investigator® , you can now quickly and easily collect evidence from iOS and Android phones and tablets.  The Mobile Device Investigator® software tool is designed to be operated by front line police, sheriffs, school resource officers, field agents, and investigators. Connect a suspect device via USB port to quickly collect evidence and perform an advanced logical acquisition.


  • User-friendly requires minimal training
  • Fast logical acquisition up to 4GB of data per minute
  • Search for keywords and hash values during acquisition
  • Perform a quick review of the data using the picture gallery, video frames, comprehensive filters, VICS/CAID auto-categorization, data de-duplication and white-list elimination
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of the data using the visual classification, timeline view, and view links between files of interest and user activities.
  • Create a custom report with tagged data and export  reports in PDF, HTML, CSV or VICS formats
  • Share reports with investigators and prosecutors using ADF’s Standalone Viewer
  • ADD-ON: Rosoka Entity Extraction and Language Translation Gisting (230 languages) available

The Mobile Device Investigator® (MDI) software can be deployed with ADF's Digital Evidence Investigator®, Triage-Investigator® or Triage-G2® in any PRO package. Talk with your account manager for details. 


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Mobile Investigation Workflow



Quickly identify and collect digital evidence



Data analysis to correlate people, events and files



Easily and quickly generate court ready reports

Quick Intro to Mobile Device Investigator




Mobile Device Investigator - Key Features


Scan unlocked iOS and Android devices (smartphones and tablets) for rapid collection to speed your digital forensic  investigations with out-of-the-box or custom search profiles.

  • Recover call records, messages, saved contacts and calendar data
  • Recover Web browsers, browsing history, download history, search terms, form data, bookmarks and cache contents
  • Recover WiFi connections, installed applications and Android user accounts
  • Recover pictures, videos, audio files, documents and user-defined file types
  • Recover database files and Property Lists for later review
  • Search for specific information using keywords, regular expressions, hash values and PhotoDNA
  • Identify files or artifacts containing terms related to child exploitation
  • Categorize files that match Project VIC or CAID datasets in real-time
  • Comprehensive advanced logical backup using default platform backup protocol, backup agent and media transfer protocol
  • Acquire up to 4GB of data per minute


Quickly go through the recovered data with the powerful results viewer to explore gigabytes of information in minutes.

  • Easily navigate through the recovered files and artifacts
  • View all files and artifacts in a single timeline view
  • View all similar apps on a single standardized view for faster review
  • View recovered pictures in an easy to navigate and configurable gallery view
  • Quickly eliminate pictures that are not photographs
  • View videos using DEI’s comprehensive video preview and frame extraction capabilities
  • View pictures and videos organized by visual classes such as people, faces, currency, weapons, vehicles and indecent pictures of children
  • View links between files of interest and user activities such as recently accessed files, downloaded files, attachments and more
  • Filter search results with sorting and search capabilities (dates, hash values, tags, text filters and more)
  • Add tags and comments to document your findings
  • ADD-ON: Rosoka Entity Extraction and Language Translation Gisting (230 languages) available


Easily create comprehensive reports to highlight your findings and select the format most suitable for your audience.

  • Precisely select which files and artifacts to export
  • Customize your report to show specific columns and redact pictures
  • Present information in a table or list
  • Include original files or previews only
  • HTML and PDF reporting options
  • Export to other forensics applications with Project VIC or CSV formats
  • Share scan results with a portable standalone viewer

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mobile Device Investigator Software Includes:


Portable Travel Case

USB cables for iOS

USB cables for Android

One Licensed Mobile Device Investigator™ Software Authentication Key

 Software Maintenance and Support

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