My Ledger HW is broken and I can’t access my funds. I have my Ledger seed but I can’t enter it in Monero wallets. How do I convert the seed?
Note: Entering your seed on your computer can potentially expose it to malware if your computer is comprised.
First step is to download
Git for Windows.
- Go to gitforwindows.org and use the Download button.
- Install it with default settings.
Next step is to install Python 3.
- Go to python.org and download the latest
Python 3 Windows x86-64 executable installer. I used the following link: https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.8.1/python-3.8.1-amd64.exe
- Open the installer, select
Add Python 3.8 to PATHand then install with default settings.
Afterwards open the
git-bash shell the following way.
- Open the following path:
C:\Program Files\Gitin Explorer.
git-bash.exeas administrator, maximize the window.
Then enter the following commands, line by line.
pip3 install pycryptodomex ECPy ledgerblue pyreadline
git clone https://github.com/LedgerHQ/ledger-app-monero
PYTHONPATH=`pwd`/src python -m ledger.monero.seedconv.py offline
Now the program should have started successfully. To confirm the seed language, enter
2 for English. Then enter
yes and it will ask you for your 24 word Ledger seed. Your Monero compatible seed should finally show up now.