Trezor One and Trezor Model T firmware updates
Time flies fast, and we are ready to bring you yet another firmware update to keep our services in the best possible shape. You have much to look forward to. There is something special about this update though — it is indeed a community-driven firmware update. A lot of the changes coming in this package have been implemented by external contributors, part of the Trezor Community, to whom we are immensely thankful.
Both Trezor models receive a firmware update today. Trezor Model T is updated to firmware version 2.0.9, and Trezor One gets an update to firmware 1.7.1.
The new firmware versions are available in the Trezor Beta Wallet.
- Trezor Model T now supports an array of new coins that many of you have been waiting for.
- Trezor One now supports a new communication protocol — WebUSB.
Its coin support has expanded as well. Let’s look at these changes more closely.
- Effective community-driven development in practice — the coin-developers work on the Trezor integration, while SatoshiLabs’ experts review, test, and optimize the code.
“With Trezor Model T, we have decided to redesign a lot of stuff completely from scratch. One of these changes was to have business logic code written in Python, language most developers are familiar with, instead of embedded C used for the original Trezor model.
There is no better proof that this was a great decision than looking at the massive community contributions that have landed into the latest Trezor Model T firmware.”
— Stick, SatoshiLabs CTO
Trezor Model T, firmware version 2.0.9
➡️ Added support for Monero, Cardano, Stellar, Ripple, Tezos, Decred, Groestlcoin, Lisk, Zencash, and Zcash Sapling hardfork.
Yes, that’s right. The new Trezor Model T firmware now supports all of these coins. Nothing now stands in the way of developers of the respective cryptocurrencies or other third-party developers to implement Trezor integrations with their wallets — and some of them already have! Let’s look at the added coins more closely:
- Monero — Kudos to our external contributor, Dusan Klinec, who has done a large part of the work. The new firmware now supports Monero. We are now waiting for Monero developers to release an update for the Monero Wallet. Once it happens, the users will be able to use Monero and Trezor with monero-wallet-cli and later through monero-wallet-gui.
- Cardano — External contributors Juraj Muravsky and Dusan Plavak have done a lot of hard work and Cardano is now implemented the newest firmware. Additionally, VacuumLabs have developed the AdaLite wallet which is now compatible with Trezor.
- Stellar — Thanks to the efforts of ZuluCrypto, Stellar can be used via Stellar Account Viewer.
The following coins are now supported by the new firmware and are waiting for a third-party integration. The names in brackets are the developers who made it happen:
- Tezos (Adrian Matejov)
- Decred (Matheus Degiovani)
- Groestlcoin (Yura Pakhuchiy)
- Zencash (idimon4uk)
- Lisk (Aleksey Popov)
In addition to all these new coins and thousands of other small improvements, we have added Zcash sapling hardfork support as well as seedless mode.
Trezor Model T supports WebUSB since its initial release.
Trezor One — firmware version 1.7.1
The original hardware wallet, Trezor One, has something in store for its customers as well. The new firmware version 1.7.1 adds the support of WebUSB for both Trezor Wallet and Trezor Password Manager (TPM).
These changes allow users of Google Chrome to connect to Trezor Wallet and TPM directly, without the use of Trezor Bridge. With the right cable, you can even use Trezor One with your Android mobile device or Chromebook.
Starting with this new firmware, Trezor One now supports Lisk and Stellar. Just like Trezor Model T, it supports Zcash sapling hardfork on Beta Wallet and seedless mode.
P.S. Digibyte in Trezor Beta Wallet
If you are a Digibyte fan, you will be happy to know that starting today, you will no longer need to manually enter a DGB backend server as a custom server for Trezor Wallet support. Digibyte is now one of the Trezor Wallet supported coins, accessible from the drop-down menu!