For some time now, most ‘chip-off’ Flash memory recovery tools have concentrated upon reducing their feature sets and manual tools, to create a ‘simpler’ and generally more accessible tool. This kind of tool is often ideal for newcomers and lower skill levels, but is often frustrating and limited for more advanced users. Increasingly, other tools lack the configurability and toolset to allow for more advanced users to crack newer models, without having to resort to building custom solutions and/or workarounds from scratch.
Visual NAND reconstructor goes against this trend, instead providing a comprehensive and highly configurable toolset. Whilst it does include some useful time saving features; such as an integrated solution database for common devices (or those that you have already cracked), which is useful and well integrated – but this is not where the tool shines.
Where VNR really stands out from the crowd is in it’s ability to enable more advanced engineers to build and adapt solutions for new device types. From software configurable Voltage control (critical for TLC and MLC chips), to the manual options and software based block filtering, to the tools to visually identify and reverse engineer new XOR keys – there is no other single solution that is so complete.
This engineer focused approach is refreshing after having used most (perhaps all) other flash memory tools over the years. We have watched in dismay as their features have been removed and/or obfuscated, to the point where they become a time wasting hindrance. We are confident that Visual NAND Reconstructor is the most complete and capable suite of tools that is available for Flash memory data recovery.
There is of course, a learning curve to any complex new toolset. This may prove to be very steep for those that are inexperienced in flash memory technology and recovery. That said, Rusolut’s support so far has been impeccable. Regardless, for those who understand flash memory, the process flow will take some getting used to but I am convince that the end result will not disappoint!