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Samourai Wallet offers users the Address Calculator as an advanced troubleshooting feature.
To use this feature, go to Settings>Troubleshoot.
The Address Calculator is similar to but NOT the same as the PayNym Calculator.
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Restore wallet from auto backup file
By default Samourai Wallet saves an encrypted backup of your entire wallet on
your device. This allows you to easily restore your wallet from the latest auto-backup in case you accidentally uninstall Samourai wallet.
Step 1 - Install
If Samourai was previously installed but now it isn't, simply install Samourai Wallet from the Google Play store onto your Android device.
Step 2 - Restore Wallet
Once Samourai is installed onto your device launch the app. If there is an existing backup on the device it will automatically be detected and an option to restore it will be displayed on the bottom of the screen. Simply tap RESTORE then input your wallet passphrase that you chose when you created the wallet.
If there is no existing backup on the device, you can still restore using the secret words.
If the backup is stored in another area of the device, or externally, tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner and select Import Samourai backup. There will then be the option to "CHOOSE FILE" or "PASTE" depending on the location of the backup.
Step 3 - Enter passphrase
Enter the passphrase of the wallet you want to restore.
Step 4 - Enter PIN
If the wallet decrypted successfully you will be asked to enter the existing PIN code of the wallet. This is the PIN code you previously created.
If you received an error instead of the PIN screen, please check your passphrase and try again. The passphrase must be exact and may include white space and special characters.
Step 5 - Wallet Restored
Your wallet should now be fully restored with the expected balance, transaction history, payment codes, and settings all retained.
Note: If the auto backup process fails or you return unexpected results. Please try restoring your wallet with your secret words.
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Troubleshooting & Diagnostics
This section covers some of the Troubleshooting & Diagnostics features
available in Samourai, and how to use them.
Test your current wallet passphrase and backup
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Using the Address Calculator
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.. .. contents:: Table of Contents
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Restore your Samourai Wallet with your secret words
Your secret words are extremely important. When you combine your passphrase with your 12 secret words you get the "backup of last resort". This combination is an industry standard and can be considered a valid backup for almost all modern bitcoin wallets.
NOTE: We highly recommend first trying to restore by automatic backup before following this guide.
Step 1 - Install Samourai
Install Samourai Wallet from the Google Play store onto your Android device.
Step 2 - Restore wallet
Once Samourai is installed onto your device launch the app and tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner then select Import external wallet button.
Step 3 - Enter secret words (mnemonic)
In the box under "Mnemonic" enter your wallet's secret words. This will be 12 words.
Below the box tap "ADD BIP39 PASSWORD" to enter your wallet passphrase that you chose when you first created the wallet.
Step 4 - Create PIN code
You will now be asked to create and confirm a PIN code between 5 and 8 digits long.
If you didn't get to the PIN code creation screen then there is something wrong with your secret words. Please double check the spelling and order of the words and try again.
Step 5 - Verify
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 passphrase is correct.
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Samourai Wallet has included some debugging tools in the Settings menu. You can use these tools to test your passphrase and the status of your current backup file. It is recommended to run this diagnostic periodically.
Step 1 - Open the Troubleshoot menu
Tap the three vertical dots on the top right of the toolbar and then tap Settings. This will launch the main settings screen. Tap on Troubleshoot in the list.
Step 2 - Start the passphrase test
Tap the Passphrase/backup test list item to begin the test. Samourai will check the passphrase you supplied to make sure it corresponds to the wallet you are currently using. This is risk free and will not lock you out if you get the passphrase wrong.
Step 3 - Enter your passphrase
You will be asked to enter your passphrase. Upon success you will be notified and prompted to proceed to the next test.
If the test fails you should try again taking care to make sure the passphrase is entered exactly as when you first created the wallet including any special characters or white space.
Step 4 - Start the backup test
Press OK to start the backup test. This will simply double check that the latest auto backup on the device is valid with the passphrase you provided.
If the test fails please contact support. It should not fail if the previous passphrase test passed.
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