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November 16, 2017, 01:40:46 PM
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Hi all,

I'm dealing with the following situation, and any input is highly welcome:

2013, a relative of mine had an iPhone and bought some Bitcoin. He used a wallet of [Suspicious link removed] and transferred all the coins on this wallet through his iPhone.

2016, he died. However, he had given the information regarding the coins to his wife. She tried to unlock the phone but put in the password wrong. After several attempts, the phone got locked. The computer with the itunes account on it was meanwhile sold, she had formated it and was because she was, after her husband had died, in need of any cent she could get.

At this time, she didn't know anything about Bitcoin.

She has no idea how many Bitcoin were in the wallet. Can be between some Satoshi or two to three coins.

She asked me if these coins are lost (I'm her late man's brother).

Frankly, I don't know. Were coins stored back then on the device, or was a [Suspicious link removed] wallet back then basically a front-end for the online-wallet?

Or, in other words: Are the coins totally lost or not?

I do not want to experiment at the moment, for those aren't my coins, and I do not want to run the risk to loose her assets by doing something wrong.

Any suggestions as to the next steps are highly welcome. 
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November 16, 2017, 02:32:02 PM
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I only see "wallet of [suspicious link removed]". Could you please tell us how the app was called? We can google ourselves.
The first thing you should do is to connect the phone to your pc (usb debugging) and make a 1:1 clone (forensic copy) of this mobile.
Preferably with dd (https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/dd/). There may be tools for windows.. but i would not trust them at all.
After cloning your phone you can try to get access to the private keys. In case of any damage you still have a backup.
Maybe even build a checksum of your phone/backup, to be sure the integrity of your backup is given.

Then, if we know what app it was, you can stat trying to "export" this key somehow, depending on how it has been secured.

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November 16, 2017, 04:21:46 PM
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If you didn't know the password or the password you get is not working i will say that your coins are totally hard to get.
However if you had the private keys or seed phrase anytime soon you can recover it in electrum or any wallet that allows you to recover  with seed or priv keys..
I just thinking that your link given is not sharable and its suspicious link..
You can pm me about the link and i hope that its not a wallet which is scam wallet..

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November 16, 2017, 07:43:55 PM
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I only see "wallet of [suspicious link removed]". Could you please tell us how the app was called? We can google ourselves.[/quopte]

Funny that the link was labeled as suspicious... the wallet was from b l o c k c h a i n [dot] com.

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The first thing you should do is to connect the phone to your pc (usb debugging) and make a 1:1 clone (forensic copy) of this mobile.
Preferably with dd (https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/dd/). There may be tools for windows.. but i would not trust them at all.

Thanks. Main problem is: Once the phone is locked - which is the case - it is almost impossible to make a decent dd-image. dmesg shows the device, but the phone was never rooted, so it is basically impossible atm to clone the device. However, I'll give a tool from elmsoft a shot later.
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November 17, 2017, 04:40:29 AM
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blockchain.info? Most likely a web wallet... The blockchain.info wallet apps for Android and iOS are effectively just a front end for their web wallet service anyway.

If she/you have access to his email accounts, you might be able to find the walletID and other info relating to the account that might let you regain access to them via the website.

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November 17, 2017, 10:10:06 AM
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I only see "wallet of [suspicious link removed]". Could you please tell us how the app was called? We can google ourselves.[/quopte]
Funny that the link was labeled as suspicious... the wallet was from b l o c k c h a i n [dot] com.

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The first thing you should do is to connect the phone to your pc (usb debugging) and make a 1:1 clone (forensic copy) of this mobile.
Preferably with dd (https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/dd/). There may be tools for windows.. but i would not trust them at all.

Thanks. Main problem is: Once the phone is locked - which is the case - it is almost impossible to make a decent dd-image. dmesg shows the device, but the phone was never rooted, so it is basically impossible atm to clone the device. However, I'll give a tool from elmsoft a shot later.

Blockchain.info is a web wallet so as long as you have the necessary details, you can access your coins even if its not on that particular iphone.
Now, Check the details the orginal owner left. Did he left a recovery/backup phrase? If you see a 12 random words enter it here https://blockchain.info/wallet/#/recover.
If its more than that, It must be an old version of blockchain.info wallet, I don't know if this still works but try to enter it here: https://blockchain.info/wallet/forgot-password?guid=

If you don't have that. Check for email and password. You can recover your wallet ID here: https://blockchain.info/wallet/#/reminder. Unfortunately if you don't have the password only the recovery phrase [as stated above] can help you access your coins.

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