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How to install and use Trezor Suite on Tails

Requirements

Caveats

  • When copy/pasting commands that start with $, strip out $ as this character is not part of the command

Setup guide

Step 1: boot to Tails and set admin password (required to create optional exFAT partition)

Heads-up: if keyboard layout of computer isn’t “English (US)”, set “Keyboard Layout”.

Click “+” under “Additional Settings”, then “Administration Password”, set password, click “Add” and finally “Start Tails”.

Step 2 (optional): create exFAT partition on Tails USB flash drive or SD card

Heads-up: partition used to move files between Tails and other operating systems such as macOS.

Click “Applications”, then “Utilities”, then “Disks”, select USB flash drive or SD card, click “Free Space”, then “+”, set “Partition Size”, click “Next”, set “Volume Name”, select “Other”, click “Next”, select “exFAT” and finally click “Create”.

Step 3: enable persistence

Click “Applications”, then “Favorites”, then “Configure persistent volume”, set passphrase, click “Create”, make sure “Personal Data” is enabled, click “Save” and finally “Restart Now”.

Step 4: boot to Tails, unlock persistent storage and set admin password (required to configure firewall)

Heads-up: if keyboard layout of computer isn’t “English (US)”, set “Keyboard Layout”.

Click “+” under “Additional Settings”, then “Administration Password”, set password, click “Add” and finally “Start Tails”.

Step 5: establish network connection using ethernet cable or Wi-Fi and wait for Tor to be ready

Connected to Tor successfully

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Step 6: import “SatoshiLabs 2021 Signing Key” PGP public key

Heads-up: if step 10 fails, replace 2021 by current year.

$ torsocks curl https://trezor.io/security/satoshilabs-2021-signing-key.asc | gpg --import
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  2407  100  2407    0     0   2060      0  0:00:01  0:00:01 --:--:--  2060
gpg: key 0xE21B6950A2ECB65C: 1 signature not checked due to a missing key
gpg: key 0xE21B6950A2ECB65C: public key "SatoshiLabs 2021 Signing Key" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found

imported: 1

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Step 7: set Trezor Suite release semver environment variable

Replace 21.12.2 with latest release semver.

TREZOR_SUITE_RELEASE_SEMVER=21.12.2

Step 8: download “Trezor Suite” release

$ torsocks curl --fail --output ~/Downloads/trezor-suite.AppImage https://suite.trezor.io/web/static/desktop/Trezor-Suite-${TREZOR_SUITE_RELEASE_SEMVER}-linux-x86_64.AppImage
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100  176M  100  176M    0     0  1565k      0  0:01:55  0:01:55 --:--:-- 1598k

Step 9: download “Trezor Suite” release PGP signature

$ torsocks curl --fail --output ~/Downloads/trezor-suite.AppImage.asc https://suite.trezor.io/web/static/desktop/Trezor-Suite-${TREZOR_SUITE_RELEASE_SEMVER}-linux-x86_64.AppImage.asc
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   833  100   833    0     0    933      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--   932

Step 10: verify “Trezor Suite” release (learn how here)

$ gpg --verify ~/Downloads/trezor-suite.AppImage.asc
gpg: assuming signed data in '/home/amnesia/Downloads/trezor-suite.AppImage'
gpg: Signature made Wed 08 Dec 2021 05:45:00 PM UTC
gpg:                using RSA key EB483B26B078A4AA1B6F425EE21B6950A2ECB65C
gpg: Good signature from "SatoshiLabs 2021 Signing Key" [unknown]
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg:          There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: EB48 3B26 B078 A4AA 1B6F  425E E21B 6950 A2EC B65C

Good signature

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Step 11: make trezor-suite.AppImage persistent

cp ~/Downloads/trezor-suite.AppImage ~/Persistent/trezor-suite.AppImage
chmod +x ~/Persistent/trezor-suite.AppImage

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Usage guide

Heads-up: following steps are not persistent.

Step 1: configure firewall

$ sudo iptables -I OUTPUT 3 -o lo -s 127.0.0.1/32 -d 127.0.0.1/32 -p tcp --dport 21325 --syn -m owner --uid-owner amnesia -m conntrack --ctstate NEW -j ACCEPT
[sudo] password for amnesia:

Step 2: open “Trezor Suite” and insert device

Click “Places”, then “Persistent” and double-click “trezor-suite.AppImage”.

Step 3: enable Tor

Click gear icon, then “Application” and enable “Tor” and “Open trezor.io links as .onion links”.

Step 4: enable other coins (Bitcoin enabled by default)

Click gear icon, then “Crypto” and enable coins.

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