2022 Recap on GMDSOFT ‘MD-Series’

This article will help you to understand the important features that are released in MD-Series in 2022.

If you are new to MD-Series, here’s a simple product introduction.

  • Mobile data extraction software MD-NEXT
  • Mobile data analysis software MD-RED
  • On-site Mobile data extraction and analysis software MD-LIVE
  • Cloud data extraction and analysis software MD-CLOUD
  • AI-based Video data recovery and analysis software MD-VIDEO AI
  • AI-based Drone data extraction and analysis software MD-DRONE

MD-NEXT v1.91.1 ~ v1.91.18

Supports new 3,910 models and updated 934 models

Android

  • Brute Force utility to attain Secure Startup Password for Android 7 to 9
  • Android Full filesystem extraction method added Samsung Galaxy S22 Qualcomm Series and Samsung Exynos Android 12 devices
  • Android Full Filesystem extraction supports more firmware versions of Samsung models
  • Updated backup path of WhatsApp on Android 12
  • Supports extraction for System backup information by ADB command
  • App downgrade feature supports new apps – GBWhatsApp, Gojek, Jack’D, LinkedIn, Naver Cafe, PeduliLindungi and, ZEPETO

iOS


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  • iOS Full Filesystem (FFS App) extraction supports iOS 15.0 ~ 15.4.1 and target models are iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 13 series
  • iOS Full Filesystem (checkm8) extraction supports iOS 15.0 ~ 15.7 and the target models may vary depending on the OS version

Physical Extraction

  • Supports physical extraction for Elephone model P9000
  • Android physical extraction supports ADB Pro T4 method and target model is Galaxy S8 series

 

MD-RED v3.9.0 ~ v3.10.8

Supports new 65 apps and updated 150 apps (Android)

Supports new 35 apps and updated 78 apps (iOS)

Analysis

  • Supports analysis of Android 12
  • Supports Huawei PrivateSpace analysis
  • Improvements of Analysis – Improved analysis of unused area in EXT4 filesystem and added meta file (*.ufd) of extraction image)
  • Improvements of Filesystem analysis – BitLocker, iOS Full filesystem image extracted by Cellebrite UFED, and timestamp in NTFS filesystem
  • Supports Drone App analysis result exportation to MD-DRONE
  • Video meta information(TimeZone) is displayed in analysis result
  • Support for analysis of Android Full Filesystem images (.zip) extracted with GrayKey tools
  • Support for iOS 16, and Android 12
  • Supports the latest version analysis for Zalo in iOS/Android

MD-Explorer

  • Notification Center: Displays the pop-up window of major events such as task completion and errors
  • Support for the user manual and release note

 

MD-LIVE v3.4.13 ~ v3.4.23

Extraction

  • App downgrade feature supports new apps – imo beta, ZEPETO, Jack’D, LinkedIn, Gojek, PeduliLindungi, Quicket
  • Improved extraction process of backup data for Huawei devices with Harmony OS 2.0
  • Added various manufacturers’ models over 500 (SAMSUNG, LG, Asus, HONOR, HTC, HUAWEI, Lenovo, Casper, GENERALMOBILE, Motorola, Nokia, Oneplus, ReeDer, SONY, SUGAR, TURKCELL, VESTEL, Vivo, Wiko and Etc..)
  • Added phone model scripts of 1,269 models

Hash Set

  • Support for Project VIC (Images identical or similar to the Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) registered with the Project VIC (https://www.projectvic.org/)) and crime type filters by region

Recording Investigation

  • Recording investigation feature added ‘Audio recording’ option into the ‘HDMI Mirroring Screen’ and ‘Audio Sync Control(All/Individual)

Analysis Result

  • Video player supports keyboard shortcuts to move video frame by frame

 

MD-CLOUD v1.8.2 ~ v1.8.6

Extraction

  • Supports the latest location history formats of Google Takeout
  • Updated the latest Facebook extraction method
  • Supports Two-factor authentication for Twitter
  • Supports Extraction of additional data and subtype (Ex: Work, Home, etc.) of Google Contacts

Analysis

  • Additional analysis on attached Pictures and Video files in Twitter
  • Added additional information in the analysis result (Hash Calculation, filter option etc.)

Search

  • Improved search feature to make all analysis results searchable

Reports

  • Added additional information in the generated reports (ESI-Electronically Stored Information, Product version etc.)

General

  • Added shortcut keys to the start screen and main window

 

MD-VIDEO AI v3.9.1 ~ v3.12.2

Recovery

  • Added new recovery targets; Removable disk, New Models of DVR & Dashcam
  • Added new GPU card models, Volta & Ampere architecture (19 models) for hardware acceleration
  • Supports deleted photo and video file recovery in TAT 16/32
  • Introduced Partial recovery, besides improvements in Basic & Custom recoveries
  • Supports time adjustment of recovery results

Time/Channel OCR

  • Auto detect of channel number by each digit in Time/Channel OCR feature

VIDEO AI

  • Supports adding new targets (Picture, Video, Recovered Frame, Enhancement Results) for enhancement
  • Improvements of Frame Analysis features – Motion Deblur, Perspective Transform, and De-identification
  • Improved Number recognition feature by introducing bounding boxes for easy use
  • Number plate restoration feature introduced for Korea & Vietnam countries
  • Added new category ‘Weapons’ in object detection
  • Included advanced learning models that can detect small objects in the selected video frame

Bookmark

  • Supports bookmark function when a video is being played or paused

General

  • Overall improvement in UI/UX, with updated Menu names
  • Added a “supported list” menu so that users can see supported filesystem, models, etc.

 

MD-DRONE v1.0.1 ~ v1.0.2

Extraction

  • Supports extraction of Flight Log Files and Folder from PC
  • Added more than 9 new Drone models from leading drone manufacturers (For ex. DJI, SUNDORI, ANT etc.)

Analysis

  • Added Lost Signal and Collision detection features to Flight Log Analysis (Accident analysis)
  • Added new features to display Altitude and speed at selected point in the Timeline information
  • Included unit information to the flight parameters like Altitude, Ground speed and Motor speed information in detailed view of Timeline for Flight Log Analysis
  • Included the display of flight Takeoff and landing positions in map view

This is the summary of the 2022 recap, if you want to read the full document please contact us! sales@gmdsoft.com

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