Updating your Wallet

Updating your Hydra wallet is quite easy, however, this process changes depending on which operating system you're running, in this document we'll go over the following OS:

  • Windows

  • Mac OS

  • Linux

Keeping your Hydra wallet up-to-date is one of the most important tasks that any staker, holder, developer and any type of Hydra user must do.

The process itself is quite simple, however it does vary depending on the operating system you're using.

Update Hydra on Windows

If running the wallet (staking or just left it open), you will need to do the following;

  1. Close the wallet

  2. Download the latest Hydra wallet version from either one of these links:

https://github.com/Hydra-Chain/node/releases

  1. Install the latest wallet using the windows installer

  2. Once the installer finishes, launch the wallet

  3. Voila! you've updated Hydra to the latest version available!

Update Hydra on Mac OS

Please follow the instructions below:

  • Close the wallet

  • Download the latest Hydra wallet version from either one of these links:

https://github.com/Hydra-Chain/node/releases

  • Install the latest wallet using the Mac OS dmg

  • Once the upgrade finishes, launch the wallet

  • Voila! you've updated Hydra to the latest version available!

Update Hydra on Linux

Please follow these steps:

  • Close the wallet (./hydra-cli -testnet stop or clicking X in the Hydra gui)

  • If you're using Hydra Repo (recommended), all you have to do is either one of these:

    • Debian/Ubuntu/Mint sudo apt update && sudo apt install --upgrade-only hydra

  • Once the package manager finishes upgrading, launch the wallet

  • Alternatively you can download the latest version for your operating system from https://github.com/Hydra-Chain/node/releases and replace the files.

  • Voila! you've updated Hydra to the latest version available!

When updating your node to avoid any issues, it is recommended to add the flags -reindex -rescan

Links

The Webwallet can be found at: https://webwallet.hydrachain.org/

The Testnet Explorer can be viewed at: https://testexplorer.hydrachain.org/

The Testnet Faucet is at: https://faucet.hydrachain.org/

The Mainnet Explorer can be viewed at: https://explorer.hydachain.org/