You had previously set up your Trezor hardware wallet, and now you want to use it again. However, Trezor requires you to have the latest firmware installed on your device before accessing your cryptocurrency wallet.
This article will show you (with guided illustrations) the step-by-step process of updating your Trezor wallet with the latest firmware updates.
Note that as a security precaution, always ensure the safety of your internet connection and the computer device you use to connect to your Trezor hardware crypto wallet.
- Step 1. Connect your Trezor wallet to your computer
- Step 2. Go to Trezor Suite
- Step 3: Confirm Installing Firmware
- Step 4. Ensure You Still Have Your Seed Phrase
- Step 5. Re-connect your Trezor in bootloader mode
- Step 6. Connect to host
- Step 7. Firmware Updating in Progress
- Step 8. Completed Firmware Update
How to install & update your Trezor firmware to the latest version
This involves eight (8) easy steps on how to do this.
Step 1. Connect your Trezor wallet to your computer
Login to your Trezor wallet by entering your security PIN.
Using Trezor’s cable, connect the hardware wallet to your computer via a standard USB port connection.
Always use your computer to connect your hardware wallet, and not use other people or public computers.
Step 2. Go to Trezor Suite
With your Trezor still connected to your computer, use your web browser, e.g. Brave browser, and go to the Trezor Suite webpage.
Trezor Suite interface will display the following message; <New Trezor firmware is available! Please update your device>
Press <Update Now> to continue.
Step 3: Confirm Installing Firmware
On your Trezor device, you will see this message.
Confirm your current firmware version against the latest version. Click <Install firmware> to move on to the next step.
Step 4. Ensure You Still Have Your Seed Phrase
Make sure you still have your 12-word seed phrase (also called recovery seed).
The seed phrase is automatically generated by Trezor and shown to you when you first set up your Trezor hardware wallet. You are likely to write down these recovery seeds on the Trezor-provided booklet, which is included in the box.
Select <Yes, I do> and click <Continue> to move on to begin the firmware upgrading process.
Step 5. Re-connect your Trezor in bootloader mode
On your Trezor screen, follow the on-screen instructions that involve;
- Disconnecting and re-connecting your Trezor (unplug and plug back the USB port to the computer)
- When plugging back, quickly swipe the screen of your Trezor wallet to bring up the firmware interface.
Step 6. Connect to host
The bootloader option will appear on your Trezor screen, asking you to connect to the host to start the firmware updating process.
Press the green tick button.
Step 7. Firmware Updating in Progress
You will see this on your Trezor screen, meaning the firmware is currently installed on your device.
The entire firmware updating process is usually within a few minutes or less.
Step 8. Completed Firmware Update
You know your firmware has been successfully installed when you see this image (above) on your Trezor Suite interface.
Your Trezor device will also show you the message that the firmware has been installed successfully.
That is it. Your Trezor device is now equipped with the latest firmware, and you can be ready to start using it.