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Quick Start Guide for Populating Mobile Test Devices



Richard Ayers, Benjamin R. Livelsberger, Barbara Guttman


This guide provides procedures for documenting and populating various data elements typically found within the contents of a mobile device, e.g., mobile phone, tablet, etc. The guide discusses techniques and considerations for preparing the internal memory of a mobile device for use in testing a mobile forensic tool.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 800-202
Report Number


Computer Forensic Tool Testing, Digital Forensics, Federated Testing, Mobile Forensics


Ayers, R. , Livelsberger, B. and Guttman, B. (2018), Quick Start Guide for Populating Mobile Test Devices, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created May 9, 2018, Updated June 24, 2021