Recover your Ledger Wallet

We're delighted to guide you through this tutorial on transferring your digital assets from your Ledger to Keystone. Our goal is to assist you in navigating the transition to Keystone seamlessly.

Note: This section is specifically for users who already have Ledger recovery phrases or other BIP39 recovery phrases and wish to continue using them. If you are a beginner or want to create a new wallet, please refer to the Get Started guide.

Quick Guide

  1. During the initial setup, simply import your Ledger recovery phrase into Keystone when prompted to choose between importing or creating a wallet.

  2. Adjust the path for coins like ETH and NEAR to access your Ledger wallet by following the steps in Address Comparison. Please note this feature is only supported by M-10.8 or above.

  3. Select the most suitable third-party wallet for managing your digital assets. Refer to the Selecting the Right App section for guidance.

  4. If you need to access your Passphrase Wallet, please refer to our tutorial on Passphrase for detailed instructions after initial setup.

If you prefer a video guide for the normal setup steps, you can watch the following videos:

👏 Should you encounter any issues, please refer to the details provided below >>

Understanding Keystone: Basic Information

Welcome to Keystone! This section will provide you with important information about Keystone and get you ready to start using it.

Unleash the Power of Keystone: Decentralization & Integrated Wallets

Keystone operates as a decentralized hardware for managing cryptocurrency, presenting numerous benefits compared to conventional all-in-one solutions. It boasts improved security measures and mitigates the risk of single-point failures.

Keystone encourages diversity in software wallet usage by offering integrations with various options (e.g. MetaMask, Core, BlockWallet, OKX, Keplr, etc.), thus giving users an increased level of control and flexibility over their digital assets.

In circumstances where wallet recovery becomes essential, such as when a Keystone device goes missing or is damaged, Keystone supports coin/token recovery through the respective blockchain's official or widely-used software wallets. We adhere to their primary derivation paths.

In contrast, Ledger follows the standard BIP44 derivation path, leading to differences in Keystone and Ledger addresses. Ledger has elaborated on this topic in their own article: Understanding Crypto Addresses and Derivation Paths.

Thus, the primary distinctions are our emphasis on users harnessing third-party software wallets to enrich their experience and lessen reliance, along with our use of distinct derivation paths to create accounts for certain coins/tokens.

Coin Support and Third-Party Wallet Integration

Keystone offers support for a diverse range of digital assets, including popular cryptocurrencies such as BTC, ETH, SOL, NEAR, BNB, POLYGON, APTOS, DOT, KSM, XRP, LTC, DASH, BCH, AR, ATM, and TRON. By default, Keystone displays the main-chain assets, but you can easily add and manage additional tokens through the software wallets.

To stay informed about the latest supported assets and compatible wallets, we recommend visiting the Keystone website for an up-to-date list.

We are also excited to announce that upcoming support for ADA is in the works. Stay tuned for further updates on this integration.

Before You Start

Unboxing and Inspection

⏭️ Unboxing Video

After removing the plastic seal from the packaging box, please check if the tamper-evident seals on both sides of the box are intact. Additionally, you can verify the authenticity of your device and prevent supply chain attacks by performing a Web Authentication check.

What's in the BOX

Keystone Pro:

  • Keystone Pro device *1

  • AAA battery case *1

  • Li-Battery *1

  • USB-a to USB-c Charging Cable *1

  • Quick Guide *1

  • Keystone Warranty Card *1

  • Recovery Phrase Backup Card *3

Keystone Essential:

  • Keystone Essential device *1

  • AAA battery case *1

  • Quick Guide *1

  • Keystone Warranty Card *1

  • Recovery Phrase Backup Card *3

Take the time to familiarize yourself with the contents of the package and ensure everything is included as mentioned above.

Fully Charge the Battery

To ensure your Keystone device is ready for seamless operation, please follow the charging instructions based on the model you have:

For Keystone Pro:

  • Use a 5V1A or 5V2A USB Type-A adapter to charge your Keystone device.

  • The LED indicator will turn from white to yellow, indicating a full charge within approximately 3-4 hours.

For Keystone Essential:

  • It is recommended to use fresh and non-expired 1.5V AAA rechargeable batteries.

  • We suggest using Panasonic AAA rechargeable batteries for optimal performance.

  • The brand, quality, and material of the batteries may affect the battery life of the device.

Ensuring a fully charged battery will contribute to a smooth and reliable experience with your Keystone device.

Download the Firmware (Optional)

If you notice any discrepancies between your Ledger and Keystone accounts, it is recommended to update your Keystone firmware to the latest version (M-10.8 or newer). This update will also enable you to change the path to Ledger's format.

To download the latest firmware, please follow these steps:

  1. Prepare an SD card with a capacity of less than 512GB (2 or 4GB is sufficient) and format it as FAT32.

  2. Visit the official Keystone Firmware page to access the download.

  3. Extract the downloaded file and copy the "" file onto the SD card.

Updating the firmware ensures optimal functionality and compatibility with your Keystone device.

For a detailed tutorial on updating the firmware, please refer to the Firmware Update guide.

Selecting the Appropriate App for Managing Your Digital Assets

To effectively manage your digital assets, it's crucial to pick the right software wallet compatible with your chosen coins, tokens, or chains. Here are some of our recommendations:

  • BlueWallet: Ideal for BTC on mobile devices.

  • MetaMask: Recommended for EVM tokens like ETH, AVAX, and BNB on mobile or as a browser extension.

  • Keplr: Use it as a browser extension for Cosmos Eco.

  • Solflare: Manage SOL and SPL tokens on mobile or as a browser extension.

  • Keystone Hardware Wallet: Download this app for managing BTC, ETH, BCH, BNB, DASH, DOT, LTC, and TON with basic features like send/receive only.

Check out the ”Supported Assets and Wallets” page on Keystone's official website for an exhaustive list of compatible digital assets and software wallets.

Get Started: Wallet Recovery on Keystone

Before we proceed, let's ensure that you are in a secure environment free from potential threats. Confirm that you are in a secure place before continuing.

Now, let's power on your Keystone device:

Power On and Get Started

  • Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds to power on the device.

  • Select the desired language for the device.

  • Tap "It's ready, start" to proceed.

Once your device is powered on, follow these steps to import your wallet:

Web Authentication (Optional)

Web authentication is a crucial step in verifying the authenticity of your device and protecting against supply chain attacks. To perform web authentication, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Web Authentication page: Visit the official Keystone website and click on "Start Authenticate" on your hardware wallet.

  2. Scan the QR code: Use the camera on your Keystone device to scan the QR codes displayed on the official website.

  3. Enter and Verify: Enter the verification code provided by your hardware wallet into the official website. If the code matches, your device is secure. If it fails to match, please contact for assistance.

For more detailed information on web authentication and its role in countering supply chain attacks, you can refer to the blog post titled "Web Authentication: A Counter to Supply Chain Attacks."

Set Password
  • Create a password for your Keystone device that is at least 10 characters long

  • Includes UPPER and lowercase letters

Firmware Upgrade (Optional)

Download the firmware

  1. Prepare an SD card with a capacity of less than 512GB (2 or 4GB is sufficient) and format it as FAT32.

  2. Visit the official Keystone firmware page to access the download.

  3. Extract the downloaded file and copy the "" file onto the SD card.


  1. Insert the SD card into the Keystone device, ensuring it is properly inserted.

  1. Go to "Update Now" on the device to start the firmware upgrade.

For a detailed tutorial on updating the firmware, please refer to the Firmware Update guide.

Import the Ledger Wallet
  • Choose the length of your recovery phrases (12, 18, or 24 words).

  • Enter the seed phrase by typing the first 4 letters, and the device will automatically move to the next input box.

  • Tap [Import Wallet] to proceed.

Choose the Software Wallets You Need

Learn why Keystone Companion App might not be the best fit for you and discover how to choose the right one for your needs.

Download the App

Depending on the coins or chains you want to manage, download the corresponding software wallet(s) from the app stores or official websites.

For an up-to-date list of supported assets and wallets, visit the Keystone website.

  • On the Keystone device, navigate to and select the desired software wallet.

  • Use the software wallet to scan the QR code displayed on the Keystone device.

Address Comparison (ETH and other chains)

When transitioning from Ledger to Keystone, it’s important to perform a comparison of addresses, particularly for Ethereum (ETH) and other chains. Keystone’s latest firmware version enables the alteration of the path to match Ledger's format, hence granting access to your Ledger account.

If a change in the derivation path is required, you can achieve it by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to the coin/token for which you need to change the path.

  2. Click on the triple-dot icon located at the top-right corner.

  3. Tap [Change Derivation Path] to access it.

Here is a snippet of some address discrepancies for various chains between Keystone and Ledger:

If you need to access your Passphrase Wallet, please refer to our tutorial on Passphrase for detailed instructions.

You're All Set!

Congratulations on successfully setting up your Keystone wallet and connecting it with your software wallet! You are now ready to securely manage your digital assets.

Always prioritize the security of your assets by keeping your recovery phrases and passwords safe and confidential.

We hope you enjoy the convenience and flexibility of Keystone as you delve into the exciting world of cryptocurrencies!

Happy managing and trading!

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