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Ethereum (ETH)

Install the Ethereum (ETH) app on your Ledger hardware wallet to manage ETH and ERC20 tokens with Ledger Live. The Ethereum app is developed and supported by Ledger. Check the Ethereum wallet page to learn more.

Before you start

Install the Ethereum (ETH) app on your Ledger device

  1. Open Ledger Live and navigate to the Manager tab.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. If asked, allow the manager on your device.
  4. Search for the Ethereum (ETH) app in the app catalog.
  5. Click the Install button to install the app on your Ledger device.
    • Your Ledger device displays Processing.
    • Ledger Live displays Installed.

Next steps

  • Create your first Ethereum (ETH) account in Ledger Live. Learn more
  • Receive ETH and ERC20 tokens into your Ethereum account. Learn more.
  • Send ETH and ERC20 assets from your Ethereum account. Learn more.
  • Learn more about ERC20 tokens here.
  • Learn how to manage ERC20 tokens.
  • Stake your ETH with Lido to earn passive rewards. Learn more.

Enable contract data

  1. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  2. Open the Ethereum application.
  3. Press the right button to navigate to Settings. Then press both buttons to validate.
  4. In the Contract data settings, press both buttons to allow contract data in transactions. 
    The device displays Allowed

Important note about allowing contract data

  • Allowing contract data is an advanced feature that is only required for complex transactions involving smart contracts (e.g. swapping tokens via a decentralized exchange).
  • It's recommended to switch contract data back to the default NOT ALLOWED after use.
  • Please note that contract data will also reset to the default NOT ALLOWED after a firmware update or after the Ethereum app is updated.

 

 Gas Usage

  • Ethereum paid for your transactions is called Gas.
  • Gas Price: Amount of Ethereum used per unit of Gas. This determines the speed of your transaction.
  • Gas Limit: The maximum units of Gas you will pay. If this is set too low, your transaction can fail for running Out of Gas. Only the ETH worth of burnt gas will be deducted from your balance, the amount that was supposed to be sent remains in your account.

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Troubleshooting

If you have mistakenly sent ETH to an Ethereum based account such as Ethereum Classic, you can use our Eth recovery app to recover your Ethereum. Learn how to use the Eth recovery app in this article

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