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Old 05-16-2010, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Taking a bit-for-bit image of the Blackberry Memory

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Hi folks,

I'm not a developer but a moderator in the General Discussion Forum told me to cross-post my question here because I could not get an answer in the General Discussion.


I am trying to get a bit-for-bit image of the memory on a Blackberry. Before you go accusing me of trying to hack the OS, here is the reason why. My employer wants independent confirmation that the wiping utility on the Blackberry OS works (including slack space). My employer also wants independent confirmation that the wipe done through javaloader.exe works as described.

Please don't tell me things like: "RIM says it works like is the documentation!" I am not allowed to take the word of RIM.

My methodology is to load an OS, personalize things, make a few phone calls and then make a bit-for-bit image of the OS. Then I will wipe and look for remnants of the personalized info.

My methodology for testing the javaloader.exe wipe should be easier. I will simply load an OS then wipe with javaloader and look at things with a hex viewer.

Anyway, pursuant to this end, I need to find out how to take a bit-for-bit image of the memory! Does anyone know of any tools out there that will accomplish this task? I am hoping there is a developer tool out there with this capabilities.

Thanks for all your help!

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