Importing Seed Phrases Into Electrum-NIX

How to import any seed phrase for recovery using Electrum-NIX

Begin by downloading the Electrum-NIX wallet for your Operating System from the NIX website or directly from GitHub.

Once you've emptied your wallet/sent whatever funds you want to send, you can either keep the wallet for future use (encryption recommended), or delete it using File, Delete.

Flare Wallets (Mobile and Desktop)

Legacy addresses beginning with G

  1. Open Electrum-NIX and select File, New/Recover (or skip to #2 if you've just installed electrum-nix for the first time)

  2. Give your wallet a name (Flare Legacy might be an obvious choice)

  3. Select "Standard wallet"

  4. Select "I already have a seed"

  5. Enter your 12 words and then click on the Options button and select "BIP39 seed"

  6. Select "legacy (p2pkh)"

  7. Be sure the derivation path is: m/44'/400' - For additional accounts in Flare Mobile, add /1' to the end for the 2nd account, /2' for the 3rd, and so on. Example: m/44'/400'/1' to access your Flare Mobile Legacy NIX wallet in account #2

  8. If you wish to keep this wallet installed as an Electrum account, it is strongly recommended to encrypt it when prompted to do so.

Segwit addresses beginning with nix1

  1. Open Electrum-NIX and select File, New/Recover (or skip to #2 if you've just installed electrum-nix for the first time)

  2. Give your wallet a name (Flare Segwit might be an obvious choice)

  3. Select "Standard wallet"

  4. Select "I already have a seed"

  5. Enter your 12 words and then click on the Options button and select "BIP39 seed"

  6. Select "native segwit (p2wpkh)"

  7. Be sure the derivation path is: m/84'/400' - For additional accounts in Flare Mobile, add /1' to the end for the 2nd account, /2' for the 3rd, and so on. Example: m/84'/400'/1' to access your Flare Mobile Segwit NIX wallet in account #2

  8. If you wish to keep this wallet installed as an Electrum account, it is strongly recommended to encrypt it when prompted to do so.

Webwallet

  1. Open Electrum-NIX and select File, New/Recover (or skip to #2 if you've just installed electrum-nix for the first time)

  2. Give your wallet a name (Webwallet might be an obvious choice)

  3. Select "Standard wallet"

  4. Select "I already have a seed"

  5. Enter your 12 words and then click on the Options button and select "BIP39 seed"

  6. Select "legacy (p2pkh)"

  7. Be sure the derivation path is: m/44'/400'

  8. If you wish to keep this wallet installed as an Electrum account, it is strongly recommended to encrypt it when prompted to do so.

NIX Mobile Wallet

  1. Open Electrum-NIX and select File, New/Recover (or skip to #2 if you've just installed electrum-nix for the first time)

  2. Give your wallet a name (Mobile Wallet might be an obvious choice)

  3. Select "Standard wallet"

  4. Select "I already have a seed"

  5. Enter your 12 words and then click on the Options button and select "BIP39 seed"

  6. Select "legacy (p2pkh)"

  7. Change the derivation path to: m/0'

  8. If you wish to keep this wallet installed as an Electrum account, it is strongly recommended to encrypt it when prompted to do so.