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Friday, January 28, 2011

Is It Possible To Recover Deleted Text Messages From A Blackberry?

If you have a Blackberry you may be concerned about recovering deleted text messages or as Crackberry users call them, BBMs. For some reason there's a lot of misinformation online about the Blackberry Text message recovery.You may find a number of self proclaimed experts in online forums and message boards that are quick to spout off uneducated opinions. It seems that many people think the procedure is difficult if not impossible. This is simply not true. In fact a qualified cell phone forensic examination of a Blackberry can recover an incredible amount of information. Far more than just deleted text messages.

Here is a list of just some of the information that can be recovered from a Blackberry with cell phone forensics:

- Auto Text
- Address Book
- Categories
- Calendar
- File System (form Content Store database),
- Handheld Agent
- Hot list
- Memo
- Messages
- Phone Calls
- Profiles
- Quick Contacts
- Service Book
- SMS / Texts
- Task

As you can see if you need information recovered from a Blackberry it's there. Of course you won't be able to do this yourself. You'll need to forensic software and tools plus the proper training in order to obtain the information you need. While you may just be looking for texts you can't overlook the wealth of information that is being held in these other areas of the Blackberry. For instance if you're concerned about infidelity you may find the evidence you're seeking in the call logs, calendar or address book. It is not wise to narrow the scope of your investigation. You should seek information from every possible area of the device.

If you need this information for court a qualified forensic examiner can carefully maintain the chain of custody, examine the device and produce a forensic report that you can use as evidence. The device is then returned to you undamaged and unaltered.

But even if you do not have a court case but just suspect infidelity or inappropriate behavior by a family member you can have you Blackberry examined by these same qualified professionals and have a personal report created for your own personal peace of mind. The information and peace of mind you can receive is well worth the expense of hiring the best professional available.

Copyright (c) 2011 Opperman Investigations Inc

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