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I accidentally sent Ether (ETH) coins to my Ethereum Classic (ETC) account

This article describes how to access Ether (ETH) coins that have been mistakenly sent to your Ledger Ethereum Classic (ETC) account.

 Important note

  • This tutorial is for recovery purposes only, the recommended way to store ETH coins in a Ledger Ethereum (ETH) account is described here.
  • This tutorial uses a special version of the Ethereum app called the Eth recovery app which can be installed on your Ledger device via My Ledger in Ledger Live. To download Eth recovery app, you need to enable Developer mode in the Experimental settings of Ledger Live. Check how to enable it below

Before your start

  • Make sure that the Firefox browser is installed on your computer.
  • Open Ledger Live and create an Ethereum (ETH) account. More on this here.
  • Use your Ledger Ethereum (ETH) account to create a deposit address. mceclip4.png

Install the Eth recovery app on your Ledger device

  1. Open Ledger Live, navigate to Settings > Experimental features, and activate Developer mode. 
  2. Navigate to My Ledger and install the Eth recovery app.
  3. Close Ledger Live.
  4. On your Ledger device, navigate to the Eth recovery app and press both buttons simultaneously to open it.
    Your Ledger device displays This is a recovery tool.

Accessing your ETH account via MyEtherWallet

  1. Open Firefox and go to the old version of MEW.

  2. In the app, select Access my Wallet > Hardware > Ledger and click Continue.
  3. When prompted, choose the Ethereum Classic network, the Ethereum Classic - Ledger Live derivation path then click Next.
  4. In the next menu, click on (1) Networks and make sure ETH > is selected. 
  5.  Click on (2) Address, select the address that holds your ETH, accept the Terms and click Access My Wallet.

    Your Ethereum account appears in the dashboard.

  6. Navigate to Send > Type, select ETH and paste your Ledger Ethereum (ETH) address in the To Address field.
  7. Send your ETH to your Ledger Ethereum (ETH) account address.
    Once the transaction has cleared, your ETH will appear in your Ethereum (ETH) account in Ledger Live. mceclip3.png


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