Using BTCRecover with Litecoin Addresses (Seed Phrase Recovery For Ledger, Trezor, Keepkey)

Using BTCRecover with Litecoin Addresses (Seed Phrase Recovery For Ledger, Trezor, Keepkey)


so I got a request from someone who was
having trouble recovering their seed
phrase an issue for them was they only
had litecoin addresses and I was
struggling to make them work with BTCRecover so I took the plunge did some
quick and dirty patching the BTCRecover
and now it works with litecoin addresses
and I’m just gonna run through a quick
demo of how to use that here now and if
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currency so like all my other videos on
BTC recover there’s a few important
things you need to understand at the
beginning in terms of how BTC recover
can recover and invalid mnemonic
involved seed phrase where you might
have made an error transcribing your
seed words and the first thing is don’t
ignore the security warnings in my other
videos about using BTC recover they are
covered in the other video so I won’t
rehash at all here you will need your 24
word seed or whatever the best guess
of that is you simply cannot just derive
private keys from a bunch of public keys
or addresses and you will need to know
at least one public address that you
used with this wallet for this procedure
in this video so for the examples here
let’s just say that you purchased some
litecoin on coinbase and you found a
record of the address that you sent it
to and that’s the one you’ll be using
for your recovery so step one is you
need to set up your environment both to
run BTC recover in terms of creating a
secure environment to run it in and also
to download BTC recover and for this
video you’ll actually need to download a
fork of BTC recover from my github
because I’ve actually included some
quick and dirty changes that allow BTC
recover to recover using litecoin
segwit and litecoin legacy addresses I
plan to neaten this up and expand its
functionality in the future but for now
it’s good enough just to get some folk
out of trouble who are waiting for a
solution so once you’ve got your
environment set up be ready to run seed
recover and I would suggest that you
just replicate the demos that I have
here just to make sure that you’ve got
the software working right before you
try and throw all of your own seeds add
it so the first example we’re going to
look at is just a legacy litecoin
address it’s pretty much the same as
Bitcoin nearly difference really is the
derivation path which is essentially the
standard litecoin legacy derivation path
for account number zero that’s the zero
on the end where
going to look for one big typo and this
address here so we say run we don’t have
a wallet so we’re gonna worry about that
we’re just gonna say we were standard BIP39
wallet we don’t have an xpub key and
the address we’re gonna use is this
litecoin address here now our best
guess for the mnemonic is going to be
this one here where the word side has
been incorrectly transposed as size you
know really easy mistake to make so
let’s go there we go found a result so
that is it it’s found and identified the
incorrect word and shown what the
correct one is so that is great so now
we’ll just show running using a light
coin segment addresses an address
starting with an M so again we’re just
going to do pretty much the same command
as before but the key difference here
you’ll notice is the derivation path we
are using is the light coin segment
derivation part so it’s now am a forty
nine to zero zero rather than m-44
everything else is the same
so we just hit go we say no we don’t
have a wallet file using standard BIP44
don’t have an xpub key we’re going to
put in this address here and our best
guess of the seed we’re checking is the
same seed with the same error as before
and hit OK and there we go so a single
word error is found in a couple of
seconds and to be honest a single word
error in your seed phrase is pretty much
from what I’ve seen the main issue that
people have when it comes to error in
their seed phrase at this time BTC
recover doesn’t work with native seg
word addresses for Bitcoin litecoin or
anything else but you know that’s again
something that I’m happy to look into in
the future when I get some spare time
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2 comments

  1. Keep all your crypto safe & upgrade to a Ledger Nano X Hardware Wallet https://shop.ledger.com/pages/ledger-nano-x?r=5243ecbb8427

    Alternatively, if you prefer a 100% Open Source wallet, a Trezor One is also a great value wallet https://shop.trezor.io/product/trezor-one-white?offer_id=14&aff_id=2922&source=YouTube

  2. Ok so my head is spinning just a bit, So BTC recover is a programme that can identify which seed word is incorrect. But how does it back track to find the wrong word? does it vary words slightly to identify which could be the correct seed phrase?

    I assume this is useful if the user has attempted to enter a seed phrase that keep coming up as an empty wallet.
    It should be up to the user to keep their hand writing clean.

    On another topic, the derivation path is what funnels the addresses to be either a 1 or a bc1 or an L or 3 etc.

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