I finally made the jump and ordered a Trezor One for my tiny crypto stash. I made sure the package was not tempered before. The hologram, the plastic cover everything seemed intact. My first surprise was to find a different sticker. Instead of the four trezor branded one there was one with written LOVE with the O being a bitcoin logo. I just assumed there are many different stickers so not too worried about that.
- My first real surprise was the seed recovery paper card was 24 words long. In all documentation I could find it was written: A model one will generate by default 12 words long passphrase. I was not very concerned I just thought you send the same seed paper card to everyone no matter if its a T or a One model.
- However after loading the Trezor Suite, verifying the PGP signature on my machine and setting up the wallet during the setup I was surprised to find it required to write down a 24 words seed. I tried it both in the wallet.trezor.io and in the Trezor Suite and both on a Linux and a windows computer. No matter what it always generated a 24 word seed phrase.
At this point I was a bit worried, all the documentation on the official trezor.io website pointed to the model one having a default 12 seed length and in order to change this you had to use a custom command line which I never performed.
Does this means my trezor package is somehow tempered with or is there an update that now will generate always 24 words long seed no matter the model? Should I trust it and go ahead or was it tempered?