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Creating a new wallet

Samourai Wallet private keys are generated offline on your device and are never known by anyone but yourself.  Follow this guide to create a new Samourai Wallet.

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Step 1 - Install

Install Samourai Wallet from the Google Play store onto your Android device. 

Step 2 - Create new wallet

Once Samourai is installed onto your device launch the app and tap on the Create Wallet button

Step 3 - Create a passphrase

You will now be asked to create and confirm a passphrase of your choosing. This passphrase will provide additional security to your bitcoin wallet and will allow you to easily export your wallet onto any other compatible bitcoin wallet software. IMPORTANT: We do not know or store your passphrase, if you forget your passphrase we cannot help you reset it. Do not forget your passphrase. 

Step 4 - Create a PIN code

You will now be asked to create and confirm a PIN code between 5 and 8 digits long. The PIN is used to easily access your wallet without needing to enter your passphrase. If you forget your PIN code you can always access your wallet with your passphrase.

Step 5 - Write down your secret words

Samourai has now created a brand new Bitcoin wallet for you. You will be shown 12 random words. It is crucial that you write down and secure these 12 secret words. 

These words when used together with your passphrase can regenerate your entire wallet, balance, and history.  IMPORTANT: Your secret words must be kept a secret. Anyone who knows your secret words and your passphrase will be able to steal your bitcoin. Never keep your words saved on a computer or the cloud.

Step 6 - Success!

Your wallet has now been created and you are ready to begin sending and receiving bitcoin payments!

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