Ethereum (ETH)

Install the Ethereum app on your Ledger Nano S or Ledger Blue device to manage Ethereum (ETH) with Ledger Live. The Ethereum app is developed and supported by Ledger.

Before you start

Install the Ethereum app

  1. Open the Manager in Ledger Live.
  2. Connect and unlock your device.
  3. If asked, allow the manager on your device.
  4. Find Ethereum in the app catalog.
  5. Click the Install button of the app.
    • An installation window appears.
    • Your device will display Processing...
    • The app installation is confirmed.

  Smart contracts not supported in Ledger Live

Smart contracts are currently not supported in Ledger Live and may lead to loss of ETH through gas spent. Please use MyEtherWallet or MyCrypto to send to contract addresses.

Next steps

  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 be refused for being Out of Gas.

Troubleshooting

Recover ETH sent to an ETC address

To recover ETH that is sent to an ETC address, please follow these steps:

  1. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  2. Open your ETH app on your device and the Ledger Wallet Ethereum Chrome app. Select the ETH Ethereum as the wallet to open.
  3. Click on Receive and copy your ETH receive address .
  4. On your Ledger device, enable the Browser Support setting (if using the ETH app 1.0.24 or older).
  5. Go to MyEtherWallet and select the ETH Network in the drop-down list at the top right of MyEtherWallet.
  6. Select the Send Ether & Tokens tab.
  7. Select the Ledger Wallet option and click on Connect to Ledger Wallet.
  8. Select the m/44'/60'/160720'/0' derivation path (Ledger ETC) and select the address that contains your ETH. Click on More addresses if needed.
  9. Click on Unlock your wallet. Once done, paste your ETH address in the required field and empty your account to that address.
Recover ETC sent to an ETH address

To recover ETC that is sent to an ETH address, please follow these steps:

  1. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  2. Open your ETH app on your device and the Ledger Wallet Ethereum Chrome app.
  3. Use the Receive and copy your ETC receive address.
  4. On your Ledger device, enable the Browser Support setting (if using the ETH app 1.0.24 or older).
  5. Go to MyEtherWallet and select the ETC Network in the drop-down list at the top right of MyEtherWallet.
  6. Select the Send Ether & Tokens tab.
  7. Select the Ledger Wallet option and click on Connect to Ledger Wallet.
  8. Select the m/44'/60'/0' derivation path (Ledger ETH) and select the address that contains your ETC. Click on More addresses if needed.
  9. Click on Unlock your wallet. Once done, paste your ETC address in the required field and empty your account to that address.
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