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How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« on: October 14, 2015, 12:32:09 pm »
I have been playing with the Graphene Webwallet for a good day now but I cannot figure out to import a 2.0 wallet from Brainkey.
I made a wallet+ account, imported balances from 0.9, saved a backup file as well as the brainkey and cleared my cache.
I was able to restore from the backup file no problem but cant see how to alternately restore from the brainkey alone.
I tried making a new wallet with the (same) custom brainkey but it generated empty.
Is there something I am missing?
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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 12:36:42 pm »
Do the docs over here maybe help you?
http://docs.bitshares.eu/migration/
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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 12:52:53 pm »
It does not.
My issue is not migration from 0.9 to 2.0, that went smoothly.  I am trying to restore a 2.0 wallet from a 2.0 brainkey.
I have read through all the remaining documentation at docs.bitshares.eu but have found nothing pertaining to this action. 
The logical place to find this answer would be under the OpenLedger "Help" tab /Introduction/Backups but all this documentation is still missing.
I am compiling the full node now, maybe it will work there.
 
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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 01:33:12 pm »
It does not.
My issue is not migration from 0.9 to 2.0, that went smoothly.  I am trying to restore a 2.0 wallet from a 2.0 brainkey.
I have read through all the remaining documentation at docs.bitshares.eu but have found nothing pertaining to this action. 
The logical place to find this answer would be under the OpenLedger "Help" tab /Introduction/Backups but all this documentation is still missing.
I am compiling the full node now, maybe it will work there.
 

you can't recover imported keys from the brain key .. that just doesn work technically ...
in fact .. importing your accounts is really like adding your account private keys next to the brain key .. they are independent ..
you need to store a full backup and not just the brain key

if you only used accounts that you have registered in the bts2 wallet .. then you would be good to go with only the brainkey
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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 02:12:10 pm »
gotcha, that makes since.
Thanks
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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2015, 06:11:47 pm »
Hello.

I am not sure >>

Can I recover my wallet with only  account name and  the brain key (without back up file ______.bin)?
If no, why should I use brain key instead of my password? How  brain key  is better/ different?
If yes, how exactly should I do that (recover funds)?

Thank you!

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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2015, 09:18:59 pm »
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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2015, 08:01:07 pm »
When I make a brainkey, can I then get lost in the jungle for 5 years, lose everything, and when I find the way out, get in the internet and have my balances?

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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2015, 06:56:04 pm »
When I make a brainkey, can I then get lost in the jungle for 5 years, lose everything, and when I find the way out, get in the internet and have my balances?
you can get the balance stored in the brain key's derived accounts.. so .. yes
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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2015, 09:32:49 pm »
When I make a brainkey, can I then get lost in the jungle for 5 years, lose everything, and when I find the way out, get in the internet and have my balances?
you can get the balance stored in the brain key's derived accounts.. so .. yes
Derived accounts? So all I do is make a brain key and that's it? No downloading backup?

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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2015, 09:49:08 pm »
... unless you have manually imported private keys .. those CANNOT be recovered from the brainkey!
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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2015, 09:23:55 am »
Hello.

Can you give us a detailed guide (Step by Step) on how to recover funds using only brain keys?

I have many doubts on how to do this properly and want to test this process.

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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2015, 10:39:23 am »
Click on settings
Click on wallet management console
Click 'new wallet'
Below the aubmit botton, click 'custom brain key'
Provide brainkey and a new passphrase for you wallet
submit form

Done :)
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Re: How to Restore Wallet from Brainkey?
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2016, 08:56:19 pm »
I have a friend who's created an account on OL launch day roughly 3 months ago.  He has a password and what he's calling a seed (brain-key).  It's a 50-60 character string that he created himself using lastpass.

He's not been able to recover his account.

I've attempted to replicate his process by creating a new wallet and generating my own custom brainkey, all one word with 50 random characters.  The wallet creates just fine so I create an account in this wallet, It registers on the blockchain.  I then delete this wallet and try to recover using the brain-key I used to create it.

I then create a new wallet using the same brain-key I generated the first time but after the wallet is created it does not contain the account I created before.

What am I missing?