How To Set Up A Ledger Unplugged
This Tutorial is designed to help you set up a Ledger Unplugged.
Again, I’m going to create this Tutorial using Android. For this you will need Fidesmo app from the Google Play Store. Since your Ledger Unplugged card is essentially a blank Fidesmo Card at this point. You need to turn it into a Ledger Unplugged. The Fidesmo app is used to install the Ledger Unplugged app on your Ledger Unplugged card. You will also need the Ledger Wallet app from the Google Play Store. This is used to initialize the Ledger Unplugged once you have the software installed on the Card.
There are a lot of apps here, some of which may interest you in the future. I mention a couple in my Review of the Ledger Unplugged. Once we’re done here, come back to this screen and check some of them out. Choose Ledger Unplugged.
Once it’s done you’ll get a success message. Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed the Ledger Wallet app on your Ledger Unplugged. Choose Done and set your Ledger Unplugged aside for a second.
If you go back to the Card apps section you’ll see the list of apps available. Now hold your Ledger Unplugged card to the back of your phone again. It will switch to the Installed screen and you’ll see the Ledger Unplugged app is installed on your Ledger Unplugged card.
There is a security warning here. You must trust the mobile phone you’re using to set this up. If you don’t trust your phone to be free of viruses and malware stop now. Otherwise choose I Understand, Continue.
Now you’ll see your recovery phrase. Write this down on the Recovery Sheet that came with your Ledger Unplugged. If you don’t have this sheet, just use a piece of paper. Again, don’t bother using this one. I used it to create thess Tutorials and then deleted the wallet associated with it.
Use your mobile phone’s camera to scan the code that came with your Ledger Unplugged. It’s on the Recovery Sheet. This syncs the wallet you created above with the Security Card that came with your Ledger Unplugged.
You will also note on the Creation Completed screen that it notifies you that you’ll need to connect your Leger Unplugged to a wallet software in order to use it. They suggest either Mycelium or GreenBits. Personally, I’ve chosen Mycelium, but you may use either. But I’ll leave that for the next Tutorial, How To Connect A Ledger Unplugged To Mycelium.