Welcome to Oxygen Forensic Detective’s Knowledge Nuggets. In this video we’re going to discuss decrypting WhatsApp messaging.
Let’s go over a few very important points that you need to consider before analyzing WhatsApp.
Number one: always place the device in airplane mode. This is important for many reasons, but the reason specific to WhatsApp is [that] during the extraction of WhatsApp, iCloud backup or Google Drive backup or the WhatsApp cloud, entering the phone verification code will disable the previous WhatsApp installation. The application on the device will then lose its verified status.