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Startup Pin

Discussion of forensic issues related to all types of mobile phones and underlying technologies (GSM, GPRS, UMTS/3G, HSDPA, LTE, Bluetooth etc.)
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Startup Pin

Post Posted: Nov 08, 18 13:44

Hello Everyone!,

I am having a issue with a Samsung GSM SM-S327VL Galaxy J3 Luna Pro. It has a startup boot pin. I have tried all the lock by-passes through Cellebrite but to no success. My first question is, is there any way around the startup pin through software.
And second, if there is no software, are these phones able to do jtags or chipoff's.

Thanks in advance!!  

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Re: Startup Pin

Post Posted: Nov 08, 18 13:57

Generally I look in a few places to answer these questions

For device support, digital forensic compass (digitalforensiccompass.com) identifies that UFED is the only tool that lists direct support, but no lock bypass.

Then looking it up on GSM Arena, you can see that it ships with Android 5.1, which means encryption is probably not enabled (https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_j3_pro-8126.php)
ISP may be an option, or chip removal, but I don't know much about either of them

Check if the bootloader is locked, otherwise there may be a twrp package that you can push.  


Re: Startup Pin

Post Posted: Nov 08, 18 20:45

It might be out of your budget for this one phone but Susteen's Burner Breaker was built to break into these type of devices. www.susteen.com  

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