If you are serious about the cryptocurrencies in your possesion, you should keep them in a hardware wallet because it is probably the safest. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to setup your TREZOR – one of the most secure hardware wallet available – for the very first time.
Here’s what you get inside the box.
Setting your TREZOR for the first time is pretty straight forward. The whole process will take approximetely 10-15 minutes.
Connect TREZOR wallet to your computer using the USB cable provided. On your TREZOR wallet’s screen, you should then see a Lock icon, and an instruction asking you to go to trezor.io/start.
Learn how the TREZOR PIN and the recovery seed works. Then, choose if you want to subscribe to their newsletter or not, and continue to setting up your device.
Go to wallet.TREZOR.io if you’re not being directed to. In order for your TREZOR device to communicate with your TREZOR wallet, you can either install the TREZOR Chrome Extension, or the TREZOR Bridge specifically for your operating system.
In this guide, I’m going to go ahead using the Chome Extension.
For safety reasons, no firmware will be installed when the device is shipped. Click "Yes, Install" to begin installation of the firmware for the first time.
Cross check the firmware fingerprints on browser screen against the one on your TREZOR, make sure they matches. Click "Continue" on your TREZOR.
Plug it out, plug it in again and go to wallet.TREZOR.io.
Setting up your PIN may seem confusing at first, but once you get a grasp of it, it’s easy.
You will see a 3×3 grid (with dots) on your browser.
And you will see a 3×3 grid (with numbers) on your TREZOR.
Now, suppose you want your PIN to be, let’s say – 6789. You are going to refer to the exact position of these numbers in your TREZOR, and hit them in sequence in your browser.
You will need to do this twice to confirm your PIN.
Next, your TREZOR will display a unique combination of 24 words. This will allow you to recover your accounts in case you lose your device.
Write them down, all 24 words, in the recovery seed card provided, word by word. Verify it again, and click Finish on your TREZOR.
Make sure you never lose your recovery seed card.
Go to wallet.TREZOR.io agian on your browser (if you already have it closed), enter PIN, hit enter and access your wallet for the first very time.
It should look something like this.