There are two main ways to recover your Samourai Wallet, via the encrypted backup file + passphrase or via your seed words + passphrase.
By default your Samourai Wallet will save a samourai.txt file onto your phone. This file is essentially your seed words, encrypted by your wallet passphrase. It also contains meta data such as Dojo connection details and PayNym connections. This backup file can be stored on your phone or you can even export it to a USB drive for extra redundancy.
To recover using this method...
Managebutton under the Dojo section to display your pairing QR code. Scan the QR code to pair with your Samourai Wallet. This QR code can also be found within your Dojo Maintenance Tool.
Tap I have a Samourai backup file
Carefully enter your passphrase then tap Finish
If you have a RoninDojo backed wallet, it will never default back to the Samourai Servers. The only way to "un-Dojo" your wallet is to recover via seed words + passphrase (see below)
You can import and restore wallet seeds that were created in any wallet that follow the following bitcoin standards at minimum:
BIP44. In addition we also fully support
BIP84segwit standards. Check with your external wallet provider to determine if they follow these Bitcoin standards.
On the main screen of an uninitalized Samourai Wallet press the Restore an existing wallet then tap I have an external wallet
On the first line enter your wallet's secret words. Depending on the wallet you are restoring from this may be 12 or 24 words.
If your wallet has a BIP39 Passphrase press the Add BIP39 Passphrase button and enter it carefully. Many wallets do not have one of these, so if you are unsure leave it blank.
You will now be asked to create and confirm a PIN code between 5 and 8 digits long.
A successful restore will display the expected balance of your wallet and a complete transaction history. If the restore is unsuccessful a 0 balance and empty history would be displayed.
In the case of an unsuccessful restore try the above steps again taking care to make sure the recovery words are correct and if there is a BIP39 passphrase, it is correctly entered.
Which extended public key you choose will depend where your funds you are looking for are located within your wallet.
BIP44 XPUB = Your deposit account for addresses starting with a '1'
Segwit BIP49 YPUB = Your deposit account for addresses starting with a '3'
Segwit BIP84 ZPUB = Your deposit account for addresses starting with 'bc'
By default Samourai Wallet uses BIP84 ZPUB so it's highly likely that this is the one you will need if you are scanning for a balance in your deposit account.
Whirlpool pre-mix ZPUB = The account for any funds sent to Whirlpool that have not yet been mixed
Whirlpool post-mix ZPUB = The account where your mixed funds will be sat
ProTip - You can send your extended public keys from your mobile wallet to your computer (please use encrypted email) by following these steps
This will open the email app of your choice and paste in a data dump of your wallet details (including your XPUBS). Simply change the email recipient to your own email address.
Once you hit enter you should get a 'processing' message, this can take a couple of minutes so be patient.
Once this is complete you should see a 'Status ok' result.
Tracked since = Date
Balance = Your expected balance
Derivation = The derivation type relevant to your xpub (see step 4)
If the derivation type is incorrect you can 'retype this xpub' to the desired derivation.
Restart your Samourai Wallet app and wait for the loading line to disappear and navigate to the part of the wallet where you expect to see your funds eg Deposit (the wallet opens on this page), Premix or Postmix and you should see all of your sats.
If you have funds stored in multiple parts of the wallet simply repeat Steps 4-8 for the relevant extended public key.
Do you need to erase your Samourai Wallet or start fresh for any reason? Follow these steps first to make sure you do not lose your access to your funds!
Open your Samourai Wallet and press the three dots in the top right corner to access the menu. Go to
Show Mnemonic. Check (and double check) this matches your backups.
In the menu and press
Passphrase/backup Test and enter your wallet's passphrase. If you entered this correctly you will be notified. Do not move past this step until the wallet confirms you entered the right passphrase. Without this, you cannot access your bitcoin.
If you don't already know it, make a note of your PayNym. You can access this from the main wallet screen. Press the blue + and then press PayNyms. This is a good way of testing that you recovered the correct wallet at a later stage.
Once all steps above are complete, you can use the the following menu options to erase the wallet
Secure Erase Wallet or just uninstall the App.
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