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trying to recover seed using a ledger ethereum address #224

zarinmedia opened this Issue Jan 5, 2018 · 2 comments


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zarinmedia commented Jan 5, 2018

I have a passphrase written down from a ledger nano S, and an ethereum address on that wallet that ether was sent to. The passphrase seems to not be correct and I am trying to recover it.

When I run and it gives me the dialog "Please select your wallet type"

I tried choosing "standard BIP39/BIP44" since the ethereum standard says "NOT ledger" but it doesn't seem to work with an ethereum address.

I tried running the "Ethereum Standard BIP39/BIP44", it goes through the motions, but is not able to figure the passphrase.

Is there something I am missing to get the selection for the ledger wallet to work with an Ethereum address?




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zarinmedia commented Jan 5, 2018

since then, some gracious soul has pointed me to this post: #141

Anyone tested this out and know exactly what command line parameters to use in this case?


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zarinmedia commented Jan 6, 2018

I just wanted to follow this up with a resolution to my problem. Thanks to my new hero Travis (grnqrtr) who pointed me in the right direction (post #141) and gurnec who originally wrote the post!

In a case where you only have an ethereum wallet address for a ledger nano S, you cant run the interface, you've got to run it in the command line like this:

./ --wallet-type ethereum --bip32-path "m/44'/60'/0'/" --addr-limit 1

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