Start® gitbook Start is the starting point for anyone looking to maximize their crypto security with Trezor hardware wallets. Designed with user convenience and security in mind, this …

Getting Started with Trezor: A Comprehensive Guide

Trezor is a leading hardware wallet designed to provide top-tier security for your cryptocurrencies. If you’re new to Trezor, this guide will walk you through the steps to set up your device, create a wallet, and start managing your crypto assets securely.

1. Unbox Your Trezor

When you receive your Trezor device, unbox it and ensure all components are included. The package should contain:

  • The Trezor hardware wallet

  • A USB cable

  • Recovery seed cards

  • A user manual

2. Visit

To begin setting up your Trezor, go to in your web browser. This page will guide you through the initial setup process and ensure you have the latest firmware and security updates.

3. Install Trezor Bridge

Trezor Bridge is a software that allows your computer to communicate with the Trezor hardware wallet. Follow the instructions on the Trezor start page to download and install Trezor Bridge compatible with your operating system (Windows, macOS, or Linux).

4. Connect Your Trezor Device

Using the provided USB cable, connect your Trezor hardware wallet to your computer. Once connected, your computer should recognize the device.

5. Install Firmware

If this is your first time using the Trezor, you’ll need to install the latest firmware. Follow the prompts to install the firmware directly from the Trezor website. Ensure you only download firmware from the official Trezor site to avoid any security risks.

6. Create a New Wallet

After the firmware installation, you can create a new wallet:

  • Initialize Your Device: Follow the on-screen instructions to initialize your Trezor. This includes setting up a PIN to protect your device.

  • Backup Your Recovery Seed: Trezor will generate a recovery seed (usually 24 words) that you must write down on the provided recovery seed card. This seed is crucial for recovering your wallet in case your Trezor is lost or damaged. Store it securely and never share it with anyone.

Last updated