Ledger launches HODL and RecoveryCheck apps for Ledger Live

  • July 29, 2018
  • 7:58 pm ET

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Over the weekend Ledger released two new apps for its desktop companion Ledger Live. One allows you to use your device as a virtual keyboard, and the other is an assistant for checking your recovery seed phrase.

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Over the weekend Ledger released 2 new applications for their new desktop companion Ledger Live: HODL and RecoveryCheck.

The two new apps must be installed via Ledger’s desktop application Ledger Live which can be downloaded here.

Let’s take a look at each.


HODL for Ledger

Ledger HODL App Icon

The first app, HODL, allows you to use your Nano S as a “virtual keyboard” to enter a wallet address into a field on the computer. This can be especially useful when withdrawing funds from an exchange where mistakes can be easily made when you are required to paste or type in a wallet address.

Ledger’s site has HOLD app instructions, but the whole process is pretty simple.

Here’s how to use the Ledger HODL app:

  1. Select the field you need to put your address into on the computer
  2. Launch the HODL app
  3. Use the Ledger Nano S to select the wallet you want to use
  4. The address will be entered directly
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RecoveryCheck for Ledger

Ledger RecoveryCheck App Icon

The second new app, RecoveryCheck, was created for users to check their 24-word recovery phrase which is required if the device ever is lost, stolen, damaged or if you forget the PIN code.

While Ledger users must still keep a written record of their recovery phrase and store it somewhere safe, this app allows you to verify they have correctly recorded the seed phrase without resetting the Nano S and choosing the “Restore Configuration” option.

Here’s how to use the Ledger RecoveryCheck app:

  1. Install and launch the RecoveryCheck app
  2. Choose the first letter of Word #1 by pressing the right or left button. Press both buttons to select the letter.
  3. Select the second letter of Word #1. Repeat until the device shows suggested words to choose from.
  4. Choose Word #1 from the suggested words. Press both buttons to select it.
  5. Repeat the process for each word of your recovery phrase.
  6. “Recovery phrase matches” is displayed if you’ve correctly saved your recovery phrase.
  7. Use the Manager to uninstall the app. The app is particularly big and there is no use in keeping on your device once your recovery phrase has been checked.

If you need additional help, Ledger has instructions for using RecoveryCheck on their site.


Props to Ledger for their continued work to enhance the Ledger Nano S experience.


Via Ledger

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