This step-by-step guide will show you how to create a new wallet on MetaMask for Mobile. This is a prerequisite for using the Energi Mainnet and Testnet networks with MetaMask if you do not have a wallet already. The guide will also cover how to backup your private key to be used on the MyEnergiWallet application, as well as import a private key if you already have one.
1. Install MetaMask app on your mobile device
MetaMask Mobile is available for download in both the Android Play Store and iOS App Store. Download the application from one of the links below, according to your mobile OS, and then follow the instructions below:
1.1. Create a new wallet
Select “Create a new wallet”:
1.2. Create a password
Enter a new and secure password, check the agreement box to confirm you understand that Metamask cannot recover your password, and click “Create Password”:
1.3. Secure your wallet
Start the procedure to secure your Wallet, and confirm its secret words:
1.4. Review instructions
Review the instructions to secure your wallet, and select “Start”:
1.5. Confirm your password
Confirm your password, and select “Confirm”:
1.6. Write down your seed phrase
Click “View” to confirm your secret words. Take note of them, as well as the order in which they are presented, and keep them safe - you will need to confirm your secret words, and their order, at the next step. Once ready, select “Continue”:
1.7. Confirm seed phrase
Select each of the secret words according to the order in which they were presented previously. Once you have selected the correct words in the correct order, the “Complete Backup” button will activate, allowing you to select it and finalize the creation of your wallet:
2. Default Account Address
2.1. Account address
MetaMask by default will create an address. You can copy it by clicking on the address.
2.2. Backup your private keys
Make a backup of your private key and store it in a safe place. You can use the private key to recreate the wallet or generate a keystore file in MyEnergiWallet.
2.2.1. On MetaMask’s initial screen, navigate to the menu located in the upper left corner and expand it:
2.2.2. In the expanded menu, select “Settings”:
2.2.3. In the Settings page, select “Networks”, then select “Security & Privacy”:
2.2.4. At the “Security & Privacy” Screen, scroll down to the end of the page and select “Show private key”:
2.2.5. You will be prompted to confirm your MetaMask password. Fill the box with the password you have set for your MetaMask application, then select “Next”:
2.2.6. Your private key will be displayed. Notate it and store it in a safe place - it can be used to restore your wallet in the future. You can also select the “Copy to clipboard” option to copy the contents of the private key box:
ALERT!!: The private key should be handled with utmost care and safety. If anyone gets hold of it, they can access your funds associated with it. Backup the key to a secure location.
2.2.7. The backed up private key can be used to generate a keystore file using the MyEnergiWallet application. Look at the MyEnergiWallet Guide for details.
3. Import an Existing Private Key
NOTE: ERC-20 tokens (including ETH) and NRG share the same private key for an account address. You can import the private key of your NRG account to create the same account address in the Ethereum Main Network. We suggest you import the private key of your NRG account so that you have the same address on Ethereum Mainnet. This is not a requirement. Just a suggestion!
3.1. Open MetaMask
On MetaMask’s initial screen, navigate to the menu located in the upper left corner and expand it:
3.2. Select account
In the expanded menu, click on “Account 1”:
3.3. Import account
At the account list screen, select the “Import an Account” option:
3.4. Enter your private key
You will be taken to the Import Account screen. Paste / Type your private key in the private key box, then select “Import”:
3.5. Complete import
After importing the private key, you will be back at the main MetaMask Mobile screen for the account you have just imported. You can switch between accounts on the same “Account List” screen from the previous steps: