Forum Thread: Android Data Recovery

Android Data Recovery

Hello all,

If an criminal is capured by the police and the criminal has an Android phone on him. the Android phone is password protected with an 4 digit pin, can the police then open the phone with an special program/device to see his files/phone calls for example, or is this illigal to do (privacy or something)? If this is possible how is this done.

And if the criminals have such program/device stolen or something, is it then possible to protect all/most files on the device, disable some options or something?

I am talking about a modern (2014 or later) Android phone WITH root.

Thanks

ps: I know most criminals will just wipe the phone and sell it, but if you wrote your passwords (or something) in a app and they steal it you're doomed.

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Dont know why you are interested in this, but any sort of law enforcement can crack a device open, of course with legal permission. Whether or not they succeed depends on the 'criminals' skill at securing hi phone and law enforcement methods. Which they for a good reason do not reveal to the public.

that's why it's always better to use a 10 dollars phone, at least they will have nothing to steal .

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