HOW I RESTORED MY LITECOIN WALLET
FROM THE ANDROID APP
Described here is the step-by-step process I used to restore a Litecoin Wallet after the Android app became unreliable. I hope this information might be useful to others who are experiencing similar trouble. If this is you, know that your Litecoins are safe and will be available to you very soon. Where you successfully restore your wallet, please consider a tip to Litecoin Learner at: Lf6sD2CzY2LdbPwPgdBak5qhmLVs39oa3s.
Step 1: Back up your private keys from the Android app. | See Details
Step 2: Install/configure OpenSSL and retrieve the back up of your Litecoin wallet. | See Details
Step 3: Decrypt the back up of your Litecoin wallet. | See Details
Step 4: Load your Litecoin wallet private key. | See Details
Step 1: Back up your private keys from the Android app.
I selected the menu in the upper right-hand corner
I selected "Back up Keys"
I selected "Back up private keys"
I entered a strong password
(Lee$Litecoin$RGood_Money1015) and clicked
I clicked "Archive"
I selected my prefered mode of delivering to
me the backups - gmail in my case
The selected method loaded
I entered my email address and sent the backup
Step 2: Install/configure OpenSSL and retrieve the back up of your Litecoin wallet.
- I downloaded OpenSSL at: https://www.openssl.org/source/. Specifically, I used openssl-1.0.2l.tar.gz.
- My operating system is Windows 8 (64 bit), so I also downloaded the corresponding INDY distribution at: https://indy.fulgan.com/SSL/ (openssl-1.0.2l-x64_86-win64.zip).
- I unpacked the .gz and .zip files using winzip.
- I created a new folder on my primary drive - c:\openssl.
- I copied all unpacked files and folders from both downloads to c:\openssl.
- I opened a command prompt and ran the following command to change system variables: set OPENSSL_CONF=C:\openssl\apps\openssl.cnf.
- I copied the Litecoin wallet back up file to c:\openssl. In my case, the the file name was, "litecoin-wallet-keys-2017-06-25-095504". Your back up file will be of similar construct and will begin with "litecoin-wallet-keys-" and include the year, month, and day of the backup.
Step 3: Decrypt the back up of your Litecoin wallet.
- I opened a command prompt, changed directories to c:\openssl, and I entered the following command:
- openssl aes-256-cbc -d -a -in litecoin-wallet-keys-2017-06-25-095504 -out litecoin_wallet_private_key.txt
- I entered the password setup in step 1 (Lee$Litecoin$RGood_Money1015).
- I closed command prompt, navigated within Windows to c:\openssl, opened the file "litecoin_wallet_private_key.txt", and found the following content:
- If your content looks like what you see below, you mistyped your decryption password. Try again and be careful typing out "Lee$Litecoin$RGood_Money1015" or use a more simple password like "bunnies".
Step 4: Load your Litecoin wallet private key.
- I navigated to www.litecoinvault.net and registered for an account while taking note of my "identifier" and password.
- When logged into Litevault, I navigated to the import/export tab.
- I entered into the import prompt the wallet's private key obtained from the litecoin_wallet_private_key.txt file: T45GjAtdidEgvNEQLqxGXwU5GTjYLYm3BCSgyojWEuPQZqSFWToK and clicked the import button.
- Immediately, the litecoins from my Android wallet became available in my Litevault account.
- Note: You can import your Litecoin wallet private key into numerous electronic wallets including: LoafWallet for iOS, Electrum Multiplatform Wallet, and Jaxx Multiplatform Wallet
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