Update device firmware

The update to firmware version 1.6.0 brings security and user experience improvements to the Ledger Nano S. Please check our blog post for more details about this update. Check our Update FAQ for  troubleshooting tips or contact Ledger Support for assistance. 

This is a progressive release, please try again later if the update is not visible in the Manager.

Before you start

  • Update Ledger Live through the notification banner or download the latest version. The mobile app does not support firmware updates. 
  • Linux users: You must add new udev rules before you update. Check the Linux section of this article for instructions. 
  • Firmware versions 1.1 and 1.2 cannot be updated with Ledger Live. Please check the firmware version before submitting a support request to get a replacement device. 

Video tutorial

Instructions

  1. Start Ledger Live and open the Manager.
    • Click Manager on the main menu.
    • Connect and unlock your device.
    • If asked, allow the manager on your device.
  2. Check which firmware version is currently installed on your Ledger Nano S:
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    • Version 1.5.5: Go directly to step 3. The apps on your device will be automatically uninstalled. Don't worry, this does not affect your crypto assets.
    • Version 1.4.2 or 1.3.1: Uninstall all apps currently on your Ledger Nano S. 
      • First uninstall all apps depending on Bitcoin, Ethereum or Nano. Uninstall the Bitcoin, Ethereum and Nano apps last. Learn more
      • Only the Settings should remain on the Dashboard of your Ledger Nano S.
      • Don't worry, this does not affect your crypto assets, you can reinstall the apps later.
    • Version 1.4.1 will first update to 1.4.2, after which you can update to version 1.6.0.

  3. Start the firmware update.
    • Click on the blue Firmware update button.

      If you don't see the button, please try again later as the release is rolled out progressively.

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    • Carefully read all instructions on the window that appears.
    • If your recovery phrase is written down and accessible, tick the checkbox at the bottom and click on Continue. The update process normally does not require the recovery phrase, but you should have it available as a precaution. Don’t have your recovery phrase?

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    • When updating from 1.5.5, the next screen will inform you that the apps will be automatically uninstalled before clicking on Continue. Don't worry, this does not affect your crypto assets, you can reinstall the apps later.

  4. Your device will show update firmware, the version number, and an Identifier in a loop.
    • Verify that the Identifier in Ledger Live matches the one on your Ledger Nano S.
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    • Press the right button on your device to start the update.
    • Enter your PIN code to confirm. Your device will restart.
  5. Disconnect the USB cable when your device displays either Update or Follow device update instructions, depending on the version you are updating from.
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  6. Press the left button on your device and hold it while you reconnect the USB cable.
    Release the button once Bootloader is displayed.
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  7. The update process will continue automatically. Ledger Live will display multiple progress loaders, while your Ledger Nano S displays Bootloader, Update and Processing. Your device is successfully updated once Ledger Live displays Firmware updated.

Need help?

Please check our Update FAQ for troubleshooting tips.

After the update

  • If your device displays the Welcome screen and usage instructions, it has been reset. Don't worry, your crypto assets are safe as long as you have your 24-word recovery phrase. Select the Restore from recovery phrase option and press both buttons to validate. Then restore your private keys from your recovery phrase.

  • You've successfully updated your Ledger Nano S firmware. You can now re-install apps on your device. You may notice an increase in app storage capacity.

  • From now on, menu items are selected with the right or left button. Press both buttons simultaneously to validate a selection. 
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Ledger Nano S Firmware update guide
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