Set up a Hedera (HBAR) account in Ledger Live

This article describes how to add a Hedera (HBAR) account to Ledger Live.
 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 the manager 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.

Creating your Ledger Hedera account

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 MyHBARWallet
  1. Follow these instructions to create your first Ledger Hedera account via MyHBARWallet.
  2. Follow the instructions below to add your account to Ledger Live.

 Why do I need Hashpack or MyHBARWallet to create my account?

  • In the Hedera ecosystem, new accounts can only be onboarded by existing accounts.
  • Ledger does not operate an onboarding service yet but Hashpack and MyHBARWallet do.
  • Although your Ledger Hedera account is onboarded by a third party, you remain the sole owner of the private keys to the account. Your private keys are tied to your Ledger 24-word recovery phrase which neither Hashpack nor MyHBARWallet have access to.
  • Once your Ledger account has been created via Hashpack, you'll be able to add it to Ledger Live by following the steps below.

Adding your Ledger 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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Receiving HBAR coins on your Ledger 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 appears using the copy button.
    You can use this address to safely deposit HBAR coins to your Ledger Hedera account.
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