I’ve linked my Ledger Nano with my MM to create new addresses. As private keys are in the LN, is it bad if I don’t backup the seed phrase of my MM?

The original MM account has no fund.
Thinking to move to BIP85 to simplify my metal seed backup wallets.

6 thoughts on “I’ve linked my Ledger Nano with my MM to create new addresses. As private keys are in the LN, is it bad if I don’t backup the seed phrase of my MM?”

  1. Beep Boop

    1. NEVER share your secret seed phrase AKA secret recovery phrase.

    2. EVERYONE DMing you to help is a SCAMMER.
      MetaMask Support will NEVER DM to help you.

    3. AVOID scammers by turning off your DMs.
      Go to: https://new.reddit.com/settings/messaging
      > “Who can send you chat requests” – Nobody
      > “Who can send you private messages” – Nobody
      MetaMask Support will NEVER DM to help you.

    4. NEVER DM or accept DM from ANYONE offering to help.
      They are SCAMMERS and will steal your money.

    5. NEVER enter your secret recovery phrase aka seed phrase into any website online.
      These are the 12 words given to you when you set up MetaMask.

    6. NEVER go to ANY websites sent to you.
      These are SCAMS and your money WILL be stolen.

    7. NEVER SYNC or VALIDATE your wallet to ANY websites.
      This is a SCAM and your money WILL be stolen.
      NEVER SYNC in ANY FORM: QR Codes, seed phrases, secret recovery phrase, private key, etc.

    8. NEVER call phone numbers, text Whatsapp numbers, DM on Discord or do video chat with people on this subreddit
      MetaMask DOES NOT offer customer support in this manner. You WILL BE SCAMMED.

    9. ONLY get help from Support.MetaMask.io or community.metamask.io
      We are NOT on Telegram, WhatsApp, WeChat, Instagram, Facebook or any social media platform.
      DO NOT DM with people on ConsenSys Discord, as they are probably scammers.
      There is NO exclusive MetaMask Discord.

    10. Back up your secret recovery phrase

    11. Learn more at MetaMask Learn

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  2. Beep Boop

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  3. Hey! Please note that MetaMask is a non-custodial wallet, which means we do not have access to your 12-word Secret Recovery Phrase. You are the custodian of your keys.

    However, if you used MetaMask on a desktop browser, you may still be able to recover it! In order to find out how to recover your 12-word Secret Recovery Phrase please check the article here: How to use the Vault Decryptor with MetaMask Vault Data.

    If you have more questions, let us know and we’ll help you figure it out.

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  4. Hi there! It sounds like you’re having trouble with your Ledger. In general, we recommend users start with Ledger’s documentation and support resources, but check out our Hardware Wallet Hub and search the Knowledge Base in case someone has documented the issue you’re having.

    If that doesn’t answer your question, let us know and we’ll help you figure it out.

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  5. Hey there! Please note that whenever you import your wallet using your Recovery Phrase you need to re-add additional accounts/custom networks/custom tokens.

    If the accounts you are missing are MetaMask accounts and not imported accounts, you simply need to press the “Create account” button in your MetaMask wallet. You have to do that for each MetaMask generated account you have missing: instructions here.

    The option ‘import account’ is used only for external accounts that you are trying to import into your MetaMask wallet. If you are missing any imported accounts, you will have to add them again with their respective private key or JSON file. How to import an account. After that, you will need to add any custom networks/tokens to your wallet manually. Adding custom networks after reinstall or restore. How to add unlisted tokens.

    Hope this helps.

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  6. As long as you remember to not send any funds to that particular wallet address, it’s somewhat irrelevant.

    You can literally just create a new MM account and seed phrase just to get into the app and then import your Ledger hardware wallet, yes.

    I’ve basically created a new MM account and seed every time I’ve had to install or reinstall MM, then I just link my Ledger.

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