JTAG 2.0 Forensics with Certification

In the new Teel Tech five-day JTAG 2.0 Forensics Course, students learn the latest techniques for accessing mobile devices using the JTAG technique for data recovery and device unlocking.

The newly designed course incorporates the new Teel Tech JTAG Forensic Certification “TJFC” test, as an option for students. All students receive a Certificate of Attendance, and those who pass the practical examination successfully will earn their TJFC.

New Class Additions
  • New probing processes
  • Password recovery on newer devices
  • New soldering processes
  • Students learn on Z3X box, in addition to Riff
  • Information on new equipment


Why do we need JTAG? — JTAG helps us get into these phones:
  • Locked Android cell phone with USB Debugging turned off
  • Locked Windows phones
  • Locked proprietary OS phones
  • Physical memory acquisition where tools don’t support this
  • Damaged or broken phones

Teel Tech JTAG Chip-off Student Training 1
This comprehensive course enables investigators to learn and build on the required soldering skills and JTAG access options through practice and many practical exercises.  Students leave class with a full skillset to continue on performing JTAG back at the lab.


Course Essential components: 
  • Disassembly and assembly of devices
  • Extensive soldering lessons, as well as using Molex Adapters.
  • Identify the test access points (TAPs) using various means, as well as the supplied Z3X Box
  • eMMC Reads – Working directly with eMMC partitions on live phones to save only the data you need.
  • Molex Close Up

  • Production of a physical dump of a locked / disabled USB Android phone, identification of the password and then restore user data by using your forensics tools.
  • Utilizing Python scripts for recovering pattern/pin locks. Introductory information using open source scripts.
  • Learn how to use commercial tools with JTAG dumps, such as Magnet IEF, Oxygen Detective
  • Students are provided with multiple devices to perform JTAG examinations.
  • All students receive Certificate of Participation
  • Students Receive the complimentary TeelTech JTAG RIFF Kit, as well as Magnet IEF, Belkasoft and Oxygen demo licenses.
  • Final Practical Exam to Earn the Teel JTAG Forensic Certification “TJFC” consists of a fully assembled locked device that students disassemble, perform the JTAG acquisition to acquire the raw data, and retrieve pattern lock. Students reassemble device, power up and unlock the device with acquired pattern lock code.

Additional Details

  1. New Molex adapter connections – Some phones allow connection without soldering, these techniques are addressed.
  2. eMMC Reads – Working directly with eMMC partitions on live phones to save only the data you need.
  3. Identify the test access points (TAPs) using various techniques and tools.
  4. Utilizing Python scripts for recovering pattern/pin locks. Introductory information using open source scripts.
  5. Advanced HashCat processing for pattern/PIN password lock the new style Android OS phones.
  6. Implementation of JTAG support in Cellebrite to RAW – to decode dumps.


Teel Tech JTAG Chip-off Student Training 2In the class, students use today’s tools with features for assisting in analyzing  JTAG data, including IEF Forensics.  Trial versions of each software are provided to students at class, along with the Riff Box and Molex connectors.

Graduating students receive discounts on JTAG gear from TeelTech.

TeelTech JTAG 2.0 Class PDF

Laptop Minimum Requirements

We encourage students to bring their own laptops whenever possible. If this is not possible, TeelTech will provide one for you. If you do plan on bringing your own laptop, indicate so on the registration page and please ensure they meet the following requirements.

Laptop Requirements:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.x and 10.x using these instructions
  • macOS with Bootcamp Windows 7
  • macOS with Bootcamp Windows 8.x and Win 10.x using these instructions
  • macOS alone will not work (No Virtual Machines)
  • 8GB RAM (minimum)
  • 100GB storage (minimum)
  • You must have admin rights or have the admin password for software installation.
  • NOTE: ALL Windows updates should be done prior to class


  • Cellebrite P.A. Dongle
  • Encase, FTK, X-Ways Dongle
  • Access to a HEX editor
  • External USB 3.0 Storage Device

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This class is for Law Enforcement Only (LEO) or LEO affiliates ONLY unless otherwise noted.
For questions regarding this policy, please contact us at info@teeltech.com or (203) 855-5387.


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