New Ledger Model S Firmware Available

New Ledger Model S Firmware Available

The extremely popular hardware wallet, the Nano Ledger Model S has a new firmware update available with some new additions and upgrades.

The Ledger Model S hardware wallet has a new firmware update to 1.6.1 focusing on highlighting new and exciting upcoming features. Two of the main features that are showcased in this update is the addition of the BLS12-381 G1 cryptographic curve and less of a delay when installing or uninstalling apps to your Nano Ledger S. Another cool factor of this update is that the new firmware is very small in size and does not take up a lot of space, only 4 additional KBs.

In order to proceed with this update, you must first have your ledger hardware wallet updated to firmware 1.5.5; if you are running a lower firmware than you first need to upgrade to firmware 1.6.0 before upgrading to the newest version, 1.6.1. A huge UX enhancement featured in this upgrade is that users will no longer have to unplug and replug your device in order to proceed with the update. There are many interesting and unique features that have been added with this firmware update with more to come in the future.

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