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Kusama (KSM)

 Ongoing issues affecting Polkadot (DOT)/Kusama (KSM) ecosystem

A recent network upgrade has affected some functionality for Ledger users throughout the DOT/Kusama ecosystem, these issues may affect Kusama (KSM) users interacting with the Ledger device. 

If you are experiencing issues interacting with your Kusama (KSM) using a ledger device, you can connect to Talisman wallet to complete whatever operation you might be having issues with.

If connecting to Talisman doesn't work, feel free to reach out to Ledger support.

Install the Kusama app on your Ledger device to manage KSM with the Polkadot.js web wallet.

 Currently, it is not possible to create a Kusama account within Ledger Live. This action requires connecting your Ledger to a third-party application (Polkadot.js ).

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.

 The Kusama app is developed and supported by the Kusama community. Check the Kusama wallet page to learn more.

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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