The Complete Guide to ImToken Private Key Recovery Methods
ImToken is an open-source crypto wallet app known for its multi-coin support and intuitive user-friendly interface. It has also undergone multiple security audits by leading third-party companies.
As a self-custodial wallet, users have full control of their digital assets. However, they must be alert enough with adequate security knowledge to protect their assets against scams and theft.
1. Importing Wallets
Importing a wallet is a simple process. All you need to do is enter your recovery phrase, private key or WIF into the text area and tap "Import wallet". You can also use a QR code to import a wallet. The wallet you have imported can then be used to send and receive coins.
After importing a wallet, you will need to set an encryption password. This is different from the profile password and only applies to the specific wallet you are importing. You can find more information on securing your wallet credentials by visiting the Secure a Wallet page.
If you are importing an Identity wallet, you will need to set up an additional password to decrypt your identity. Once you have successfully imported a wallet, it will appear in the Portfolio Dashboard and can be accessed using the drop down menu next to the account name.
Please note that you will need to save the account if you want to recover it in the future. It is important to keep in mind that your imported accounts are not derived from the Secret Recovery Phrase, so you will need to back them up separately. If you delete a wallet that was imported, it will also be deleted from your MetaMask. You can re-import it using the Secret Recovery Phrase by following the same process again.
2. Restoring Wallets
If you have backed up your mnemonic phrase and private key correctly, you can recover wallets in imToken by importing them. However, this function cannot import multiple wallets at once. For this reason, it is recommended to back up your wallets separately and individually.
Mnemonic phrases are a human-readable backup of private keys. They are used by Ledger, TREZOR, MetaMask, and Jaxx wallets among others. They can be used to restore a single account or an unlimited number of accounts. This method is more convenient compared to backing up a keystore.
However, mnemonic phrases are not as secure as keys. If you forget your mnemonic phrase, you may lose your assets. This is why it is important to keep your mnemonic phrases in a safe place, such as a written on paper or the imKey mnemonic secret box.
If you are unable to migrate your wallet from an old app, you can use the imToken 1.0 wallet importing feature. You can find more information about this process here. You can also use your mnemonic to access your wallet through the Recovery Identity function. This feature is available in the latest version of the app. However, you must complete a network connection self-assessment and pass it to use the feature. If you have any questions, please contact our support team.
3. Resetting Passwords
In addition to the above, imToken also offers the ability to decode transactions, allowing you to easily view and manage token transaction records. It additionally supports cold wallet functions for Ethereum and Arbitrum wallets, while it enables users to connect to various DApps with its built-in browser. It even offers a built-in exchange, where you can quickly swap cryptos inside the wallet.
Since imToken is a self-custodial wallet, it does not store any of its users’ confidential information (mnemonic phrase, private keys, keystore, and wallet password). Users are encouraged to carefully backup their mnemonic phrases into other wallets (e.g. Ledger, TREZOR, MetaMask) in case they lose or damage their smartphones.
Similarly, if users forget or misplace their PIN code, they should use the binding code to reset their device and prevent embezzlement. Moreover, if they enter the wrong PIN code five times consecutively, their imToken device will be reset, which will clear all of its private data and return full control of the assets to the user.
The mnemonic phrase,Where is the customer service for Imtoken? , which is generated through the app, can only recover wallets that are stored within an Identity. It cannot restore wallets imported into the same Identity or those that are backed up using the Keyfile. Therefore, users should carefully back up their Mnemonic Phrases, and keep them in a safe place away from prying eyes.
4. Recovering Mnemonic Phrase
Users should carefully backup their mnemonic phrase after creating their wallet. This is important for ensuring that users can regain access to their assets in the event of phone loss or damage, or unintentional uninstalling of imToken. It is recommended that users store their mnemonic phrase offline (not transmitted through the internet or stored on a cloud storage service) and to write it down clearly noting the correct sequence of words.
Recovery phrases are ordered lists of 12 – 24 words that generate specific and unique wallet addresses. They should be backed up offline and kept in safe places. They should never be stored online or on mobile devices. They are also best backed up on physical paper with separate copies kept in different locations.
If you have a 12 word recovery seed and are missing a single word, it is still possible to recover your wallet as long as you know the position of the missing word. However, it becomes very difficult if you are missing multiple words eg. 2 out of the 24.
Using an open-source tool, it is possible to guess a 12 or 24 word seed and try to import that into the wallet. It is very important to note that any character that is typed into the mnemonic field should be in lowercase, as this can trigger an error if overlooked. In order to be able to import an identity, users must pass a wallet security self-assessment.