I have I bought some ETH beginning of the year and put them on a Trezor T last month. I never touched this account until two days ago. When I connected to the wallet, they ask me to install an update, which I did. When I connected to my wallet, the funds were gone and there were no transaction history.
It might be a firmware update problem that wiped out the key, I case I just have to start the recovery precess (I have my recovery seed phrase).
It might also be that there were no problem with the update and I just forgot my passphrase (oh boy, there’s always one…). The thing is that I don’t remember setting one up, but the option is activated, so I guess I did (not the sharpest tool in the shell, I know). Althought I don’t remember the exact passphrase, there can only be a few variations that I used. I tryed them but everytime it leads me to an empty wallet that’s never been used (no transaction history). The attempt also fails if I try not entering any passphrase. So my first question is do I risk something going for the recovery process now, wiping memory and all ? In other words, when I recover my wallet with my seed phrase, can I try different passphrases or do I only get one ?
My second question is about how the passphrase and hidden wallets work. When you set up a passphrase, they say “Your old accounts will be accessible with an empty passphrase”. The way I understand it is that if you don’t enter any passphrase, I would access my original account. This seems to be incorrect because, as mentionned in my post, when I connect with no passphrase, I get the same empty account (no transaction history, no funds).
Would you happen to know if, when I set up a passphrase for an account, does it create a NEW account (a “hidden” one, if I’m correct), or does the original becomes a hidden one, which can from now on only be accessed with the passphrase ?
For example, let’s say I have a freshly created account (A) with funds in it. If I set up a passphrase, which one of these is true :
a new account (B) is created with no funds in it. This new account B is accessible without the passphrase (not hidden). The original account A with funds becomes hidden, only accessible with the new passphrase, or,
a new account B is created. This new account is hidden and only accessible with the passphrase. The original account A stays accessible with no passphrase.
Or am I completely off ?
Thank you for taking some time to help, it means a lot to me. A lot is a stake for me, as you can imagine…
May the gods of crypto be with you always.