In this article we will begin a hardware wallet adventure with Cobo Vault. Cobo Vault is the top of the line hardware wallet and for good reason. Everything seems to be very well thought out.
Cobo Vault Battery
Quick Start Guide
Small Screw Driver
Container of Letters for Cobo Tablet
When opening the box be sure to look at the tamper proof sticker and make sure it hasn't been tampered with. If you pull the sticker off you will notice that residue from the sticker will read "VOID"
The battery does not come charged find the charging cable, base and battery and plug it into a charging device with a USB (computer, cellphone charger, powerbank, outlet etc). A strobing light will illuminate on the front of the charger. Once charged the light will be solid.
You will need a microSD card with at least 500MB of free space you can download the zip file right to the drive and plug it into the Cobo Vault
Once the battery is charged connect the battery to the Cobo Vault. Press and hold the button on the upper right of the Cobo Vault
The Cobo Vault should see the MicroSD card with the firmware and automatically begin the firmware update. Note this needs to be done before you can sync the Cobo Vault mobile app to the Cobo Vault Device.
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It will then have you go to an authentication screen on a web browser Navigate to https://cobo.com/hardware-wallet/authentication and click Web Authentication which will pop a box open. Click Scan QR Code.
The Cobo Vault will then scan the barcode from the website then provide an authentication code.
Type this code into the website. If the website says Authentication Succeeded then press the button to continue.
The Cobo Vault will then generate you a seed phrase
Please note that the start of this seedphrase was never used to create a wallet.
Use the Cobo Tablet to store your seed phrase. At the bottom of the box you will find a container with all the letters you need. Use the screwdriver supplied and remove the 4 screws at the corners of the tablet for the first 12 words. Remove the plate and use the letters to build the first 12 words. Return the plate back and screw in the 4 screws. Repeat this for again for words 13-24.
Remember the Cobo Tablet only has space for 4 letters in each word so words like danger and bubble would show as dang and bubb. It will automatically populate the rest within the device.
The Cobo Vault will then have you type in all 24 words in order making sure you have it in the Cobo Tablet properly
Here you will create a password to get in and out of the Cobo Vault. Make sure not to lose this password.
It will also have you create a pattern for device unlock.
Inside the box you should find a serial number sticker which is to attach to the Cobo Vault it should match the serial number on the outside of the box. Stick this to your Cobo Vault under the battery.
To do this click on the upper left corner of the phone app it will display a code scan this code with the Cobo Vault to create a link to monitor wallet addresses