Ubuntu Touch File System

John Lenton john.lenton at canonical.com
Tue May 19 06:59:26 UTC 2015

You could start doing this, for example:

find / -writable -ls

this will print out a list of every user-writable file on the device.

On 18 May 2015 at 18:06,  <astavroulakis at os3.nl> wrote:
> In the home directory, there is user information such as photos, music etc
> in the directories "Documents", "Downloads", "Music, "Pictures", "Videos".
> However, I can't find, for example, actual SMS messages stored there, or
> the phonecalls' list and other data.
> Imagine that this is a forensic investigation and you want to find
> possible incriminating evidence. This is the scenario I have to work with.
> So far the only evidence I have managed to find is the file in which the
> WiFi passwords are stored. And that is not located in the home directory.
> Could you please be a bit more specific with your answer?
>> All such data is stored underneath the home directory (~/phablet). Most
>> of the data is stored in XDG directories, for which the environment
>> variables are modified for each confined application, so that data is
>> not accessible by other applications.
>> On Mon, 2015-05-18 at 00:12 +0200, astavroulakis at os3.nl wrote:
>>> Dear Developing Team,
>>> My name is Alex Stavroulakis and I am working on an class project
>>> performing forensics on the new Ubuntu Phone (BQ Aquaris E4.5). The
>>> device
>>> has turned out a bit problematic and due to time restraints I am
>>> emailing
>>> you for some assistance.
>>> My task is to find where User Data is stored on the device. By that, I
>>> mean Call information, SMS logs of conversation, Emails (if such are
>>> stored on the device), maybe even Telegram secret chat conversations
>>> etc.
>>> I am mainly interested in which directories of the filesystem some of
>>> this
>>> information is saved and if it can be accessed in a forensically sound
>>> manner.
>>> I hope you can help me. Thank you in advance and I am looking forward to
>>> your answer.
>>> Sincerely,
>>> Alex Stavroulakis
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