Mobile data extraction

Retrieving the optimal forensic data is what matters. MSAB helps you through the challenges of mobile data extraction. Recover data fast, in a secure, efficient, and lawful manner.

Data extraction

Mobile data extraction – Uncovering Hidden Data

MSAB is the world leader in providing forensic technology for mobile device data extraction and analysis. The services and products offered have privacy and the rights of the innocent at their heart, while also ensuring the evidence extracted is reliable and forensically sound.

Our world is more digital than ever, and with people carrying all sorts of mobile digital devices with them at all times, digital evidence is critical to solving most crimes today. Being able to extract that evidence quickly and correctly is essential – otherwise investigations can end up blocked, arriving at the wrong conclusions, thrown out of court and perpetrators can go free.

MSAB has developed a unique toolset to aid investigators with cell phone and mobile device data extraction: the XRY family. It is the flagship of the MSAB portfolio with the latest version of XRY being even more powerful, intuitive and efficient than ever. It lets forensic specialists as well as field and frontline users extract more high-quality data in less time than ever before, while always fully maintaining the integrity of the evidence.

With XRY you can work better, faster and smarter since the XRY products are constantly being updated to help you recover data from more mobile devices and apps.

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Mobile data extraction for lawful access and analysis of digital intel

MSAB provides you with top mobile data extraction solutions to speed up your operations and to allow you to easily acquire and analyze evidence and intelligence from more mobile devices with greater functionality and control.

Frontline Extractions

MSAB understands the current challenges facing frontline personnel in the first few critical hours. You need to find vital evidence, insights and intel as quickly as possible. We can help.

Lab Extractions

In modern forensic labs you need solutions that can bypass device locks, acquire passcodes, extract, and decode digital evidence and intel — quickly and in a forensically sound way.

Choose the right digital forensic software to fit your needs

XRY Logical

XRY Logical is the starting place for your investigation – it is the quickest extraction method as it enables you to access and recover both live and file system data from the device right at the crime scene. XRY Logical extracts the data from digital devices by communicating with the operating system.

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MSAB Express

A simplified, locked-down workflow for mobile device extractions, installed on Windows based PCs, enabling quick and easy processing by field-based investigators and others. MSAB Express is the software that runs on the MSAB Kiosk providing the benefits of an easy-to-follow workflow and touch screen or keyboard capability.

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XRY Cloud

XRY Cloud is a separate component within the XRY software, requiring a separate license. As the name implies, XRY Cloud recovers data from beyond the mobile device itself by examining connected cloud-based storage. This is particularly useful when looking for online social media data and app-based information.

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XRY Physical

XRY Physical is the next level license for the physical recovery of data from mobile devices. It lets examiners bypass the operating system to dump all the raw data from the device. This memory dump gives you access to system and deleted data. Plus, it allows you to overcome encryption on locked devices.

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XRY Photon

XRY Photon is included in our XRY Logical product and does not require a separate license. XRY Photon is like an automated version of manual app examination for Android devices. As app versions and security protocols are constantly improving, mobile extraction tools can fail to extract decrypted app data.

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XRY Camera

In some cases, the only way to capture relevant evidence from a device is to take a screenshot. XRY Camera is a separate, hardware-based solution requiring a separate license. It gives forensic examiners the opportunity to complement XRY reports with actual pictures and video taken with a HD camera.

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  • Solving child exploitation case with the right digital intelligence solution

    Catching the perpetrator in time while preserving the victims right to privacy was the main goal for the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. To enable this to happen it was necessary to find a solution that would only recover the vital digital evidence without compromising people’s private data. More on this true story in the video.

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  • The only solution you need to select the digital evidence you want

    The need to understand the legal grounds for recovering digital evidence from mobile phones while maintaining the fundamental rights to privacy is increasingly important to our industry. We at MSAB are passionate about helping our customers acquire mobile data from more devices while emphasizing the right to privacy for victims and witnesses.

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Ten reasons to choose XRY over other mobile extraction softwares

  • More data recoverym from over 40,000 mobile devices and app profiles.
  • Quickly refine extractions to data categories, apps or individual files within specified time ranges.
  • Simultaneously extract and decode data from three phones at a time with a single license.
  • Decode images with automated image recognition up to 20 times faster with Nvidia CUDA enabled GPUs.
  • Support for the latest Android and iOS versions.
  • Recover and decode Warrant Returns, Cloud Data and iCloud Backups.
  • Secure your chain of evidence in a forensically sound file format with a complete audit log.
  • Includes XRY Photon for acquiring unencrypted data from encrypted apps, when other methods don’t work.
  • Market leading support for Chipsets like Exynos, Qualcomm, Kirin, MTK, Spreadtrum, Coolsand & Infineon.
  • Retrieve more location data along with related timestamps from embedded files in both iOS and Android databases.
  • XRY helps in solving a triple homicide

    “We worked on a very tragic case, but I’m happy to report we were able to make an arrest. XRY proved to be very valuable to our investigation. We used the digital intel obtained through the extraction to question the suspect on inconsistencies, and he ultimately confessed.

    I must say, I’ve worked with numerous companies throughout my law enforcement career and I’ve never had a company be more responsive than MSAB. I really respect that so many of your employees are former law enforcement or have a familiarity with what we do and understand the challenges of making sure that the digital evidence must be admissible in Court.”

    – Lieutenant, Sheriff’s Office in the US

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  • XRY recovers crucial mobile forensic evidence to secure a conviction

    When the former Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius admitted shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, there was no need to prove who was responsible for her death. Instead, the question became whether the shooting was in self-defense, an accident, a crime of passion or a premeditated action.

    The XRY data recovery software retrieved the deleted WhatsApp messages from the phone of a scared Reeva Steenkamp and helped seal the conviction.

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  • XRY- best mobile forensics solution for demanding situations

    • I have used both XRY and other systems in tactical and strategic commands. I find XRY has many advantages over the competition. It’s an easy choice if one has tested for themselves the abilities of each system as I have.

      – A commander, The United States of America

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  • Top-notch mobile forensics training

    Well-pitched delivery for novice as well as more experienced students. Workbooks are very useful for future reference when in the field.

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Accelerate your mobile data extraction speed for iOS devices

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The Checkm8 exploit is now integrated in XRY, enabling faster iOS data extractions.

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In our testing, XRY has demonstrated that it has the necessary resources in place to help support us as examiners and the MSAB team are working hard to implement their research and development into the functionality of the tool.

Patrick Siewert
– Principal Consultant of Pro Digital Forensic Consulting


Mobile data extraction means accessing and recovering data, such as apps and files. More specifically, MSAB specializes in extracting data from mobile devices such as cell phones and tablets. Data extraction is vital in many operations today since mobile devices are ubiquitous in our modern world. Extracting data from mobile devices can speed up investigations and offer results faster, yet still in a secure matter, with sound digital evidence. Mobile data extraction is critical in many fields but especially so in the military context. The world of military operations today is heavily focused on preventing and combating terrorism and serious criminality. Digital information extracted from phones, drones and vehicle information systems are critical sources of intelligence which can potentially save lives and achieve mission success on the battlefield.
Data extraction software are programs on either a mobile device or a computer that can assist investigators in accessing data on digital devices. XRY is a flagship data extraction and recovery software that runs on the Windows operating system. The XRY supports data recovery from an always increasing number of devices and app profiles and has formal support for the latest version of iOS.
Data can be extracted by using specific software, such as the XRY products. The data is extracted from digital devices either directly from the device memory, or by communicating with the operating system. MSAB has developed and implemented the ability to do “selective extractions”, meaning that, for example, law enforcement agencies could extract only the data on a victim’s or witness’s cell phone that is relevant for a specific criminal investigation. This ensures the right to privacy and minimizes intrusion.

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