Cell phone forensics is not to be compared with traditional bit stream forensics. Cell phone data storage is proprietary, based on the manufacturer, model, and system. Paraben's Cell Seizure was designed to allow forensic acquisition of user entered data and portions of unallocated storage on some devices. Each device is unique and should be dealt with caution as each phone has unique considerations. Continual advances will be made to Paraben's Cell Seizure in reference to acquiring of proprietary data.
Paraben's Cell Seizure currently supports certain models of Nokia, Sony-Ericcson, Motorola, & Siemens. For a comprehensive list of models and phone types supported as well as limitations and capabilities, view our resources. Paraben's Cell Seizure also supports GSM SIM cards with use of a SIM card reader (which can be found in Cell Seizure Toolbox).
What's the difference between Cell Seizure and other commercial or free products to view Cell Phone data? Most commercial or free software for Cell Phones is designed to not only view data but to upload data to cell phones. This is not a safe way to perform a forensic evaluation of cell phone data. Cell Seizure does not allow data to be changed on the phone.
Supports GSM as well as TDMA/CDMA phones
Acquires text messages, address books, call logs, and more
Acquires GSM SIM card information including deleted data