The chip-off process is an advanced digital data extraction technique which involves physically removing the flash memory chip from a device using specialist equipment and then acquiring the raw Binary data. The extracted binary data can then be read using Digital Forensic software.

This service can be vital to progress an investigation when examining damaged handsets or bypassing secure passwords. The chip-off process can be applied to a multitude of devices. Fusion have carried out this specialst process on items such as BlackBerry handsets, Android devices, TomTom SatNavs and Digital Voicerecorders.

Fusion Forensics are able to offer this service at very competitive rates in comparison to costs you may currently be paying.

Please contact us on 01635 866678 or info@fusionforensics.com to discuss your case requirements.

Case Study

Case Background

A defendant was arrested by police and later charged with an offence. During their enquiries police officers seized the defendant’s mobile phone which was in a damaged condition. The defendant had recorded a media file that was deemed pertinent to their defence. The outcome of the prosecution
examination revealed that it was not possible to extract any data due its damaged and faulty state.

What Fusion did

The solicitors representing the defendant instructed Fusion in an attempt to recover the recording. A forensic chip removal process (chip-off) was carried out by an Fusion’s expert.

The chip-off process is an advanced digital data extraction technique which involves physically removing the memory chip from a handset using specialist equipment and then acquiring the raw binary data.

The extracted binary data can then be read using mobile phone forensic software. The damaged handset’s data was successfully acquired and the notable video file was extracted and secured evidentially.

Court Ready Evidence

Fusion then compiled a court-ready expert evidential report. Due to the video file being in non-standard court-friendly format a DVD was also produced.

The Outcome

The evidence obtained recovered vital evidence for the defence which was not originally recovered by the prosecution.