Lattice1 Device Setup

Welcome to your new Lattice1, the most advanced and secure hardware wallet on the market, designed for actively using your crypto every day!

When you unbox your Lattice1, here's what you will find:

  • The Lattice1 device

  • One SafeCard

  • Power supply

  • LAN cable

Now that you have everything out of the box, you can get started with the setup.

1. System Initialization

The first step is to plug your Lattice1 to the wall socket.

Please note that if you're outside the US, Canada or Japan, you will need to use a plug adapter as the power supply is a standard Type A (but supports voltage ranges from 100V to 240V, so with an adapter, you can use it anywhere in the world).

You will see a Starting up screen with the GridPlus logo on it and then, the system will initialize. This can take a few minutes.

Very rarely you can encounter a System Not Loaded message telling you to wait a minute and retry - simply tap on the Retry button to do exactly that and everything will be ok.

When the system initialization is finished, you will see the welcome screen with all the steps you need to take to start using your Lattice1 listed on it. Click on Setup.

2. Connecting to WiFi

The first step of the device setup is connecting your Lattice1 to the internet - you will be prompted to choose WiFi as the primary method of connecting, but you can click on Skip and connect via Ethernet. There is no difference in security, the only difference is the cable on your desk.

If you want to connect via WiFi, tap on Yes and wait for the device to look for available WiFi networks. Once the list is loaded, select your WiFi and type in your password. The device will take some time to connect and when it's done, you're good to move on to the next step.

The Lattice1's WiFi module supports 2.4 GHz only, along with the most commonly used encryption types. If you're having any problems with WiFi whatsoever (you can't see your network or you cannot connect to it), please check Lattice1 WiFi Troubleshooting.

Advanced users can also turn their WiFi radio off completely via SSH if they wish to use their Lattices with Ethernet only.

3. Device PIN Setup

The next step is to create a system PIN which you will use to unlock your Lattice1. Enter a 4-6 digit PIN and confirm it in the next step.

Make sure to remember this PIN! Brute force attacks are prevented by a countdown timer that starts at 1 minute after 3 incorrect unlock attempts and doubles with every incorrect attempts afterwards. It is impossible to try to unlock the device while the timer is active.

The Device PIN can be changed later if you wish to.

4. Lattice Wallet Setup

Once you have a PIN, tap on Let's go to set up a wallet. You now have two options:

  1. Generate Wallet

  2. Restore from Seed Phrase

As a first time user, you will most likely not have a SafeCard with a wallet on it, but if you want to restore from a SafeCard down the line, please generate a new wallet on this step first, you can then restore from the card when you insert it, unlock it and go to the Manage Wallets menu on the homescreen.

So, which option is best for you? Read carefully and decide for yourself:

From a security standpoint, there's a very simple general rule that everyone should follow: your wallet is as safe as the least safe app it's ever been on.

If you're upgrading to the Lattice1 from another hardware wallet, you can safely import your cold wallet via the seed phrase, as long as the wallet was originally created on hardware.

If you currently use a hot wallet such as MetaMask or Exodus and the Lattice1 is your first hardware wallet, the safest approach is to generate a new wallet on the Lattice1 and then transfer all of your funds and assets over to it.

That being said, the chance that your former hot wallet will be hacked after you import it to the Lattice1 is very slim. Even though creating a new wallet on hardware eliminates the possibility of this entirely, if you were not hacked until now, you will most likely not be hacked in the future.

The final decision is yours - people who want the best security will opt for option 1, people for whom transferring all their assets to a newly generated wallet would be too costly (e.g. NFT collectors) will opt for option 2.

If you choose option two, you may consider revoking all previous permissions you have initiated with your wallet before you import it into the Lattice with Etherscan's revoking tool.

4a. Generating a new wallet

If you decided to create a new wallet completely, tap on Generate Wallet and you will then have the possibility of creating a passphrase.

The passphrase is optional, but note that this is NOT a password, it's an additional 25th word of the seed phrase from which addresses are derived - so make sure to note it down if you want to create one!

If you lose the passphrase, you will lose access to your wallet.

You can skip the passphrase setup by hitting No.

Now you will see your seed phrase (the 24 words) - make sure to note the words down! Tap on Continue. You can later view the seed phrase by going to the first menu item on the Lattice homescreen - Lattice1/SafeCard Wallet and selecting Display Lattice1/SafeCard Seed Phrase.

You will now need to re-enter four random words of the seed phrase string you've written down one by one, this ensures that you have your backup.

If you are backing your wallet up to a SafeCard (step 5) you can consider destroying the paper backup. Backing up your wallet with a SafeCard instead of a paper backup is much more secure since an attacker couldn't gain access to a wallet on a SafeCard without knowing the PIN. Using a single SafeCard as the only backup of your seed phrase is not recommended as the card have their own limitations.

We strongly recommend you read through our article abour seed phrase safety and think about your backup system thoroughly:

After this, your wallet will be set up and you may skip step 4b.

4b. Restoring from Seed Phrase

If you wish to import your current wallet, select this option. You can import any 12/18/24 word seed phrase. Enter your seed phrase word by word on the screen and you're done.

Only create a passphrase on the next if your original wallet was created with one! If it wasn't, you'll end up with a completely different set of addresses and you'll have to reset the wallet and import it again.

5. SafeCard Backup

The last step of initial device setup is backing up your wallet to a SafeCard (if you didn't buy an extra pack of cards, use the one you received in your package) - this step is optional, but we suggest you still setup the card to see how it works!

So, click on Start and let's go:

  1. Insert your SafeCard into the Lattice1.

  2. Setup a new 6 digit SafeCard PIN.

  3. Tap on Yes to proceed with the wallet backup.

This will take a few moments and once it's done, the device will prompt you to remove the SafeCard. The SafeCard chip now holds the same wallet you have on your Lattice1.

The SafeCard will be bricked after three incorrent unlock attempts - the PIN can be changed when the card is inserted in the device, but make sure to remember it! You can read more about SafeCard security here.

6. Anti-tamper Security Mesh

The security mesh is a unique security feature that protects the wallet from physical attacks. When the mesh is active, any intrusion attempt that would aim to take the device apart and access the secure chip that holds sensitive information will trigger the mesh, which will then erase all data (including your wallet). It's basically a kill switch. You can read more about the mesh here.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ARMING THE SECURITY MESH! You can always turn it off in system preferences when you don't need it for the moment.

The mesh can be the last barrier between an attacker and all your crypto.

You should also have multiple backups of your wallet in case the mesh is triggered and wipes your wallet clean.

If you decide to arm the mesh, you will have to reboot your Lattice. You can also see the current status of the anti-tamper security mesh in the top left corner of your Lattice screen.

You can arm and disarm the mesh in System Preferences → Security & Privacy → Configure Security Mesh.

You're now finished with the initial device setup, good job!

Connecting to Apps

Now it's time to connect your Lattice to the apps you'll be using.

We suggest you start with the Lattice Manager, our own app used to, well, manage the Lattice. Right now, it's also the only wallet app with BTC support for the Lattice.

Once you're familiar with connecting to the Lattice Manager, you can also choose one or more apps for EVM, check them out in the Apps & Integrations category on the left sidebar.

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