Kusama (KSM)

Install the Kusama app on your Ledger device to manage KSM with the Polkadot web wallet. The Kusama app is developed and supported by the Kusama community

 Kusama accounts cannot be added to Ledger Live.

Before you start

  • Download and install Ledger Live on your computer. You can learn more about how to get started with Ledger Live here.
  • Open Ledger Live, connect your Ledger device to My Ledger, and make sure your Ledger device is running the latest firmware version.
  • Update the firmware of your Ledger Nano SNano S Plus / Nano X.

Install the Kusama (KSM) app on your Ledger device

I am a Ledger Nano X user
  1. Open Ledger Live and navigate to the My Ledger tab.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. If asked, allow My Ledger to access your device.
  4. Search for the Kusama app in the app catalog.
  5. Click the Install button of the app.
    • An installation window appears.
    • Your device will display "Loading, please wait..." 
    • The app installation is confirmed.
I am a Ledger Nano S user

For the Ledger Nano S, two versions of the Kusama app are available:

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  • Kusama (KSM): the Kusama app allows you to send and receive KSM, bond and unbond KSM, and nominate validators. This app supports the most common features in Polkadot.js such as claiming rewards, tracking pending rewards, changing the rewards destination, etc. As of April 29th, 2022, the Kusama app size is 46 Kb but is subject to modification.
  • Kusama XL (KSM): the Kusama XL app is recommended for advanced users. Besides the main features in Polkadot.js, this app also supports advanced features in Polkadot.js such as voting, bounty program, validator settings, etc. As of April 29th, 2022, the Kusama XL size app size is 102 Kb but is subject to modification.

Depending on your needs, follow the steps below to install the Kusama app of your choice.

Kusama (KSM) Kusama XL (KSM)
  1. Open Ledger Live and navigate to the My Ledger tab.
  2. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  3. If asked, allow My Ledger to access your device.
  4. Find Kusama in the app catalog.
  5. Click the Install button of the app.
    • Your device will display Loading please wait... 
    • Ledger Live displays Installed.

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