Update Ledger Nano S firmware

The update to firmware version 1.5.5 includes security improvements and additional functionality for the Ledger Nano S. Please check our blog post for more details.

Before you start

  • Ensure you're running Ledger Live version 1.3 (Settings > About) on a supported platform
    To update, restart Ledger Live and click Update in the blue notification banner.
  • A few users using firmware version 1.4.1 will first have to update to 1.4.2, before updating to 1.5.5
  • Uninstall all apps from your device. This does not affect your crypto assets.

  Please be patient

As many users are updating their device, it may take a few minutes to connect to our HSM server.


  1. Open the Manager in Ledger Live. 
    • Click Manager in the main menu. 
    • Connect and unlock your device.
    • If asked, allow the manager on your device.
  2. Click on the blue Update button that appears if a firmware update is available.
  3. Click Continue after reading the release notes. Your device will display Processing... 
  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 device.
    • 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 Follow device update instructions or Update, depending on the version you are updating from.
  6. Press the left button on your device and hold it while you reconnect the USB cable. 
    Release the button once Bootloader is displayed.
  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

  Please be patient while the process may take a few minutes. Do not disconnect the device at this stage.

Need help?

  • Stuck on Update: Restart Ledger Live and open Manager. The update will resume.
  • MCU firmware not genuine: hold the right button while reconnecting the device to boot in Recovery mode. Open Manager once on the dashboard. Click on update and follow instructions.
  • MCU firmware outdated, Follow device repair instructions or Bootloader:
    • Restart Ledger Live.
    • Go to Settings > Help > Repair and follow instructions.

  Check our update FAQ for more troubleshooting tips.

After the update

  • You've successfully updated your Ledger Nano S firmware. You can now re-install apps on your device.
  • If your PIN code has less than 8 digits, you can type in your PIN code as usual, and use the right or left button until you reach a checkmark (✓). Then, confirm by pressing both buttons.
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