Berla iVe backups: Collecting data from Car Devices

Cars are an essential part of our everyday lives. As technology has advanced so have the functionalities of cars. In the U.S. alone, 91.6% of households own at least one vehicle and more are being made with the ability to connect to your phone, text, map a route, and even play games like today’s smartphones.

What is Berla iVe?

Berla iVe toolkit allows investigators to collect data from car devices from car manufacturers such as Audi, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, FIAT, Ford, Jeep, Mercedes, Maserati, Seat, Skoda, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

These cars typically have consoles that run on Microsoft Sync™, MyFord Touch™, OnStar™, Uconnect™, ConnectedDrive™, Entune™, and other highly used car systems.

Collect data with Berla iVe backups in Oxygen Forensic® Detective

Starting with Oxygen Forensic® Detective v.15.2, all of this data can be imported into Oxygen Forensic® Detective and analyzed there as well.

Here’s how this can be done: :

First, locate “Berla iVe backup” in the “Import” section of Oxygen Forensic® Detective’s home screen.

Screenshot of Oxygen Forensic® Detective dashboard locating Berla iVe backup


In the opened window, select a file  to be imported and click “Open”.


Screenshot of location file that can be used as the Berla iVe backup


The import wizard will open.

Investigators can fine-tune the importing process using options on the left sidebar or by clicking “Import” without changing anything.


Screenshot of setting of the Berla iVe backup before import


As soon as the import is complete, all data will be available for analysis in Oxygen Forensic® Detective.

Evidence set may include:

  • Connected devices
  • Contacts
  • Calls
  • Search history
  • Location history
  • Speed info
  • Media files


Screenshot of user viewing the data that was available in the Berla iVe backup in Oxygen Forensic® Detective

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