What you need before getting started
- Ledger Nano S or X with the supplied USB cable.
- Computer (at least Windows 8 (64-bit), macOS 10.8, or Linux) with internet.
- The Ledger Live application downloaded and installed.
Step 1: Installing Ledger Live on your PC, Mac, or Linux
Ledger Live features interactive setup instructions. Simply open the app to get started. Read the Ledger FAQ on setting up the device and ledger live app: https://support.ledger.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000613793
Updating the Firmware
If you have an older version of firmware on the device, it is required to update the firmware to the latest:
Ledger Nano S firmware update instructions: https://support.ledger.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002731113
Step 2: Installing Hedera App
- Open the manager in Ledger Live.
- Connect and unlock your Ledger Nano S or X.
- If asked, allow the manager on your device by pressing both of the buttons.
- Find Hedera Hashgraph in the application catalogue.
- Click the Install button of the app.
- Check the installation progress on the window.
- Your device will display "Processing…"
- The app installation is confirmed.
- Check for the Hedera logo on the ledger device display.
Step 3: Create an account ID on the Hedera Mainnet using the public key from your Ledger device
Retrieve the public key from your Ledger device via MyHbarWallet.com (Ledger Live must be closed to retrieve)
To start using the Ledger device with HBAR, you'll need to create an account ID on the Hedera mainnet using the public key found in your Ledger device.
To retrieve the public key from your Ledger device, you'll need to navigate to MyHBARWallet.com, click or tap on "Access My Account", and then click or tap on "Hardware" — follow the instructions on your screen to display your public key, as seen in the screenshot below. Please close Ledger Live before proceeding, if you have not already.
Next, you will need to create a Hedera account ID which can be done by following one of the multiple options covered in steps 3a, 3b, or 3c.
3a: Create an account via Atomic Wallet to then use on MyHBARWallet.com to create an account for use with the Ledger Nano
- Create an account using the Atomic Wallet (desktop / mobile) by following these instructions: https://help.hedera.com/hc/en-us/articles/360010008718
- Next, retrieve your private key / seed phrase and account ID from the Atomic Wallet using these instructions: https://help.hedera.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012385098
- Open https://www.myhbarwallet.com/ using your web browser and access your account using the private key OR seed phrase you just retrieved, by following these instructions: https://help.hedera.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009863557
- After gaining control of your account on MyHbarWallet.com, click "Create Account" on the left-hand menu bar (if this is not visible, then click the green "Menu" button under your account balance and then click the greyed-out "Create Account" on the left-hand menu bar).
- Enter "2" into the "Initial Balance" field and enter the public key retrieved from your Ledger device into the "Public Key" field. Then click "Create Account" — this will generate an account ID which you need to securely document. The Ledger Nano device itself holds the private key for the Hedera account ID you just generated.
- Log out of MyHbarWallet.com, go back to the MyHbarWallet.com homepage, and proceed to "Step 4" of this tutorial.
3b: Create an account via Wallawallet to then use on MyHBARWallet.com to create an account for use with the Ledger Nano
- Download and install Wallawallet on your Android or iOS device
- Create a new HBAR wallet or restore an existing wallet
- Tap the empty wallet to go into it, where you can create or restore an account
- Tap the ‘+’ button at the top right or press ‘Add Account’ to create or restore a Hedera account
- Create a new Hedera account, or restore an existing account
Once you have an account in your wallet, you will need to acquire a small amount of HBAR to create the account for your Ledger Nano. You can purchase HBAR in Wallawallet by pressing the ‘Buy’ button in the nav bar or you can send some from an exchange or have a friend send you a small amount. You won’t need more than 1 HBAR to create an account, they only cost $0.01 worth of HBAR
Now that you have a Hedera account in your Wallawallet, you will need to pull up the QR code of the public address provided by your Ledger Nano. Go to MyHBARWallet.com to access your Ledger and get the QR code. Select ‘Access My Account’
Plug in your Ledger Nano device and get it ready to take commands
- Select ‘Hardware’ in MyHBARWallet
- Select the Ledger and continue. Check your Ledger Nano and allow the public key to be displayed
- The public key is displayed here but we want the QR code. Select ‘No Account ID?’ at the bottom of the page
- The QR code of your Ledger Nano is displayed. Leave this screen up, we will be scanning this code a few steps later
- Go back to Wallawallet and into ‘Settings’, and ‘Enable Advanced Features’
- Go back into one of your Hedera accounts and hit the ‘+’ symbol to add another Hedera account (this one will be for your Ledger Nano)
- Select ‘New Account for Public Key’
- Hit the button to scan the QR code of the public key provided by your Ledger Nano hardware device. You can fund your Ledger account with an amount of HBAR by entering an ‘Initial Balance’ if you want
- Point your camera at the Ledger Nano public key QR code that should still be up on your computer screen. The QR will scan and you will be able to create a Hedera account for that public key
The new Hedera account ID for your Ledger Nano has been created and is displayed here. Safely document this account ID along with your other Ledger Nano documentation such as the recovery phrases and keys. You will not be able to control the funds if you do not know the account ID
3c: Create an account ID via the Hedera Portal (https://portal.hedera.com)
Please note that creating a mainnet account in the Hedera Portal requires submitting to KYC, which may take up to 14 business days.
- Create a profile at https://portal.hedera.com/ using your mobile device (iOS / Android) and go through the step-by-step KYC process. It may take up to 5 business days for your KYC to be approved.
- After KYC has been accepted, you'll need to copy the public key for your Hedera Hashgraph account on the Ledger device. To retrieve the public key from your Ledger device, please see the first set of instructions above.
- At https://portal.hedera.com/ create a Hedera mainnet account by entering your public key into the designated field and click or tap "Submit".
- In a few moments, you'll see an account ID (0.0.XXXXX) has been generated. Copy that account ID, as you'll need it in "Step 4" of this setup tutorial.
Step 4: How to get a receive address, verify it on the device, and submit a transaction using MyHbarWallet.com
Please watch this video as a visual aid for Step 1 and Step 2, found below. Within this video and these instructions, you'll learn how to get a receive address, verify that address on your Ledger device, and submit a transaction using MyHbarWallet.com.
Step 1: Get a receive address & verify it on the device
- Plug your Ledger device into the computer using the USB cable.
- Navigate in a Chrome browser to https://www.myhbarwallet.com/
- On MyHbarWallet.com click "Access My Account", click "Hardware", and then click "Ledger"
- On your Ledger device, it will prompt you to "Export Public Key", press the button associated with the checkmark.
- You can verify your public key on the Ledger device's display, comparing it to the public key displayed on MyHbarWallet.com.
- On MyHbarWallet.com, select the Hedera™ Hasghraph Mainnet underneath "Network" and enter the Account ID (0.0.XXXXX) you just created.
- Click "Continue"
Step 2: Submit a transaction
- From MyHbarWallet.com in the "Amount" field, enter how many hbars you'd like to send.
- In the "To Account" field, enter the Hedera Mainnet Account ID (0.0.XXXXX) you'd like to send the specified number of HBAR.
- (optional) Within the "Memo" field, toggle the "Optional" slider and enter up to 100 characters worth of text as a memo.
- On MyHbarWallet.com click "Send XX Hbars" and verify in the prompt that the hbar amount and the recipient's account ID is correct. If it is, click "Continue"
- On your Ledger device, it will prompt you to "Transfer with Key"; scroll to the right and left using the associated Ledger device buttons to view: "Sender Account ID", "Recipient Account ID", "Amount", "Fee", "Memo", "Confirm", and "Deny".
- To confirm your transaction: Once the "Confirm" text is displayed on the Ledger device, press both buttons simultaneously.
- To deny your transaction: Once the "Deny" text is displayed on the Ledger device, press both buttons simultaneously.
- Once confirmed or denied, MyHbarWallet.com will display a confirmation of the action you've taken.