In this article, we will outline how you can set up or recover an AZERO wallet on the mainnet using Subwallet.

How to set up a new wallet:


Install Subwallet

Subwallet browser extenstion is available on Google Chrome, Brave, Firefox & MS Edge.

Google Chrome, Brave & MS Edge

Step 1: Visit the Subwallet page on the Chrome Web Store and click Add to Chrome.

Step 2: When prompted, click Add Extension. If you would like to add SubWallet on all of your computers, click Turn on sync...

You have now successfully installed the Subwallet browser extension.

Firefox

Step 1: Visit the Subwallet page in Firefox Browser Add-ons and click Add to Firefox:

Step 2: When prompted, click Add. If you would like to use SubWallet in private windows, tick Allow this extension to run in Private Windows.

You have now successfully installed the Subwallet browser extension on Firefox.

Create a new wallet:

Step 1: Open SubWallet extension and click Get started. Then click on the Create new account button.

Step 2: The system will automatically generate a 12-word mnemonic seed for your account. Please note that this is the key to your wallet. If someone has the key, they have complete access to your wallet and all of the funds held in it. Make sure that you back up and store your mnemonic seed in a secure location. Choose the first type of account, then tick I have saved my mnemonic seed safely before hitting Next step.

WARNING: DO NOT share your mnemonic seed with anyone! We will never ask for your mnemonic seed, even in a customer support scenario. You cannot change or edit your mnemonic seed.

Step 3: Set a password. You can change the name of your account later (read on for instructions). Then click on Add the account with the generated seed.

Search for "Aleph Zero" in the search bar, click the slider and hit Confirm. Your AZERO wallet is now ready to use!

How to restore an existing wallet

WARNING: DO NOT share your mnemonic seed or JSON backup file with anyone! We will never ask for your mnemonic seed or JSON file, even in a customer support scenario. You can not change or edit your mnemonic seed.

Import an Account using mnemonic seed

In a newly installed SubWallet

Step 1: During installation setup, click Import account from pre-existing seed.

Step 2: Enter your mnemonic seed and hit Next Step. Then enter your new password. Press Add the account with the supplied seed. Your AZERO wallet is successfully imported!

In an existing SubWallet

Open SubWallet extension and click on the round favicon icon in the top right corner. Then hit Import account from seed phrase and repeat the steps.

Import an account using JSON file

In a newly installed SubWallet

Step 1: During installation setup, click Restore account from backup JSON file.

Step 2: Insert your JSON backup file. Enter your password and hit Restore (You need to remember the password you have set for this account). Your AZERO wallet is now successfully imported!

In an existing SubWallet

Open SubWallet extension and click on the round favicon icon in the top right corner. Then hit Restore account from Polkadot {.js} and repeat the steps.

This concludes the tutorial for creating or restoring your AZERO wallet on the mainnet using Subwallet.

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