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Eth recovery

Install the Eth recovery app on your Ledger device to recover Ethereum that you mistakenly sent to an Ethereum-based account such as Ethereum Classic, Ethergem, Ether-1, etc. Please note that this app is a recovery tool and is not suitable for daily use.

Before you start

Install the Eth recovery app

  1. Go to Settings > Experimental features in Ledger Live.
  2. Enable Developer mode.
  3. Open the Manager.
  4. Connect and unlock your device.
  5. If asked, allow the manager on your device.
  6. Find Eth recovery in the app catalog.
  7. Click the Install button of the app.
    • An installation window appears.
    • Your device will display Processing... 
    • The app installation is confirmed.

Recovering Ethereum sent to an Ethereum-based address

To recover Ethereum sent to an Ethereum-based address:

  1. Connect and unlock your Ledger device.
  2. Open the Eth Recovery app on your device.
  3. Go to MyEtherWallet. For more information on how to set up and use MyEtherWallet, consult this article.
  4. Select Hardware.
    An Access by Hardware window appears.
  5. Select Ledger. Then click on Continue.
    A Choose the App window appears.
  6. Click on the small arrow to change the network from Ethereum to the Ethereum-based network you sent ETH to.
  7. In the drop-down list, select the derivation path. Then click Next.

       For Ethereum Classic, select the following derivation path: Ethereum Classic - Ledger Live - m/44’/61’.
    A Network and Address window appears.

  8. Select the Ethereum-based address to which you have sent Ethereum.
  9. Click on the checkmark to accept MEW’s terms then click on Access My Wallet.
    Your balance should display the Ethereum you have mistakenly sent to the Ethereum-based address.
  10. Send the Ethereum to the Ethereum address of your choice. For step-by-step instructions on how to send transactions on MyEtherWallet, refer to this article.