Ok, users. I’ve faced this problem and so you did.
I’ve done some research and I’m gonna provide you with something that I figured out.
First one: if you can’t see some of your balances, first - you have to look for configuration feature in Trezor Suite that enables Hidden wallet option with empty string - this means you type nothing and just press Enter-button. This will activate default hidden wallet. Done. If you see your balances again - you are a happy fellow.
Now, information for people who were unlucky enough to type a passphrase with no additional thought, forgot the pass, mistyped, wrong copy pasted, lost.
If it’s not a technical issue, but only fools mistake - answer from support that you will get will sound like this:
- We are really sorry for the situation you put yourself into.
- The only way how to access your hidden wallet is to enter exactly the same input as you used when generated hidden wallet in the first place
- I am sorry to learn about your issue with forgotten password. Please note the passphrase brings an ultimate protection to your wallet. It is always necessary to read and learn about features you are about to use. It’s same with everything, not only with crypto. Please note we don’t have and we don’t keep any information about anyone’s seed or passphrase. This is what cryptocurrency is about. You are your own bank and you are fully responsible for your your keys and funds. If you lose it there is nobody who can recover it for you. The only chance for you is to brute force the passphrase. Please note the passphrase is not stored in your device so there is really no possible way to recover it using a firmware.
So, at first it seems everything is f***ked up.
BUT… read this Article written by SatoshiLabs in 2019 .
Then try to figure out: was your passphrase really strong enough? If not - that might be the chance.
Here is the support answer to make an article a solution:
The article you refer to it rather a theoretical demonstration of how strong the passphrase is. The technical instructions on how to proceed with a brute forcing your passphrase is far beyond of our support. You need to do your own research on how to proceed with such action if you are willing to do that.
Lastly, even if we had such information we couldn’t simply instruct our users on how to breach security features.
So, what do you think? The solution that most of people will come to: to hire a professional themselves and accept the risks.
But what I think is that the solution has to be found centralized, everyone will be involved and have their interest in “know-how”. Instructions have to be set, and a person even with little computer skills will be able to perform a way-out for the locked crypto on their hidden wallets. This will be a lesson of double-triple checks and way to figure out: is your password that strong by doing cracking on your own. Also, this lesson can be helpful in future, dark dark future…)
So, the GPU mentioned in an article was Nvidia Tesla V100, I suggest with one core. Today we can view next generation monstrous Nvidia Tesla A100 GPU. And AWS can give you 8 cores for 32.77$ per hour on demand.
Things I can’t do myself: to configure properly AWS, wallet(cause it will double check, so probably it will involve uploading it with modified firmware) and crack it.
So, first, this topic is informative, second is to agitate and put attention to the issue, third - to find a person capable and crypto-community oriented to make a crack possible and present it to the community.
Also, if this person reads this: please, suggest adding your Patreon and wallet address.
Also, note that you better withdraw funds that were left on your device with hidden wallet to another one before performing anything like mentioned here. And that you better make a hardware clone with your seeds for your existing hidden wallet for the moment if you ever get an access to it.