Jul 26

Ledger releases Hodl and RecoveryCheck, 2 new apps to further reinforce users’ security

HODL

We designed Ledger hardware wallets to give people a way to keep their crypto assets safe – isolated from an online exchange, or a computer that could be hacked or compromised.

When making a transaction, if the address and amount match what is shown on the screen of your Ledger Nano S, you can be certain that your transaction is safe.

HODL is a new app to make entering and checking the address of your wallet easier when receiving funds.

HODL allows you to enter a transaction address for any of your wallets directly from your Ledger Nano S. In effect, your Nano S acts as a virtual keyboard.

The process is simple:

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

As ever, you should double check the address shown on a computer screen against the information on the Nano S screen, but using HODL could help avoid making an error when copying an address manually.

If you want to try it out, HODL is now available to install via Ledger Live. HODL supports several keyboard layouts – [QWERTY, QWERTY International, AZERTY].

Check the support article for step-by-step instructions.

RecoveryCheck

We’re also releasing RecoveryCheck, a new app that enables users to check their 24 word recovery phrase.

This sequence of words is required to recover private crypto keys if your device is lost or stolen.

Carefully writing down and checking the recovery phrase is a critical part of setting up any Ledger device and we recommend that users check each word at least twice as they go.

However, because the recovery phrase is so important, many users want to confirm that they have got it absolutely right before using their wallet.

Until now, the best way to do this was by resetting the Nano S and choosing the Restore Configuration option – a time-consuming process.

RecoveryCheck makes verification quicker and easier. Simply enter your 24 words and the app will confirm whether the recovery phrase is correct. There is no need to reinitialize the device.

If you think that the recovery phrase you have written down is incorrect, follow the advice from our support center.

It is important to remember that RecoveryCheck is intended only as a way of confirming your 24 words. You must still keep a written record of your recovery phrase and store it somewhere safe.

We’re pleased to be bringing these new features to the community, and will continue to work on improving our products in the future. Look out for some further exciting updates on Ledger apps in the weeks ahead.

Check the support article for step-by-step instructions.