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Setting up a Hedera (HBAR) account with your Ledger

This article describes the steps to create a Hedera (HBAR) account with your Ledger device.

  Hedera App Update Issue

There's an issue when claiming Hedera (HBAR) staking rewards after updating the Hedera app to the latest version (1.4.20) -- you might see "Ledger device: CLA_NOT_SUPPORTED (0x6e00)". For now, we recommend users avoid updating the HBAR app in Ledger Live. If you've already updated, please hang tight; we're working on a fix.


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 You can learn more about the Hedera network here.

Before you start

  • Update Ledger Live to the latest version via this link. You need version 2.42 or above to add an HBAR account.
  • Open Ledger Live and connect your Ledger device to My Ledger to ensure that your Ledger device is running the latest firmware version.
  • Ensure that the latest version of the Hedera (HBAR) app is installed on your Ledger device.

Step 1 - Create your Hedera account with your Ledger device and a third-party service

Option 1: Create your Ledger Hedera account via Hashpack (recommended)
  1. Follow these instructions to create your first Ledger Hedera account via Hashpack.
  2. Follow the instructions below to add your account to Ledger Live.
Option 2: Create your Ledger Hedera account via Yamgo
  1. Follow these instructions to create your first Ledger Hedera account via Yamgo.
  2. Follow the instructions below to add your account to Ledger Live.

 Why do I need a third-party service to create my account?

In the Hedera ecosystem, only a select number of services can create new accounts. While Ledger does not currently offer this onboarding service, alternatives such as Hashpack and Yamgo are available.

Please note, even when a third-party service facilitates the onboarding of your Ledger Hedera account, the private keys remain solely under your ownership. These keys, tied to your Ledger's 24-word recovery phrase, are never revealed to any third party.

Once your Hedera account has been onboarded, you may add it to Ledger Live by following the instructions outlined below.

Step 2 - Add your Hedera account to Ledger Live

  1. Open Ledger Live and navigate to the Accounts tab.
  2. Click +Add account, select Hedera (HBAR), and click Continue.
    Your Ledger device displays: Open app Hedera.
  3. On your Ledger device press both buttons to open the Hedera app.
    Your Ledger device displays: Awaiting Commands.
  4. In Ledger Live, select a new account from the list and click Add account.
    Ledger Live displays: Account added successfully.
  5. Click Done.

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Step 3- Receive HBAR coins in your Hedera account

  1. Open Ledger Live and click the Receive button.
  2. Select your Hedera account and click Continue.
  3. On your Ledger device press both buttons to open the Hedera app.
    Your Ledger device displays: Awaiting Commands.
    Your Ledger Hedera account address appears in Ledger Live.
  4. Copy your Ledger Hedera account address that appears using the copy button.
    You can use this address to safely deposit HBAR coins to your Ledger Hedera account.

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Optional step - Stake your HBAR coins

HBAR staking isn't supported through Ledger Live yet. You can use third-party app.

Option 1: Stake HBAR with Hashpack
Option 2: Stake HBAR with Yamgo

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