Parity Signer tutorial with MyCrypto - Wiki Parity Tech Documentation

This tutorial will walk through setting up an account with Parity Signer Android or iOs App and sign a transaction using MyCrypto Desktop App to transfer Ether from one account to another.


1. Get Parity Signer mobile application

Device security

Parity Signer is meant to be used offline. The mobile device used to run Parity Signer will hold valuable information that needs to be kept securely stored. It is therefore advised to:

Please find here more info about the Parity Signer application.

Install Parity Signer mobile application

Install Parity Signer making sure that it originated from Parity Technologies

2. Setup or recover an account

When launching the app for the first time, no account has been set up yet. At this stage, you will either want to create an account directly from your mobile device or recover an account previously created with Parity Signer or Parity UI / Wallet (Desktop)

Create an account

Tap on the Create button after Parity Signer’s first launch, you can then name your identity.

In the next step, your recovery phrase will be presented to you. Think of it as a master key. If you lose it, you lose your money. Write this recovery phrase down and store it in a safe place. If your phone gets stolen/broken/forgotten this will be the only way to recover your account.

You will then be asked to choose a pin code. This pin will be needed later on to unlock your account to manage the identity or sign a transaction.

The next screen you will allow you to select a network for generating an account.

create account

Recover an account with your recovery phrase

If you already have an account created with either Parity Signer or any other wallet, you can recover it by doing so:

3. Copy Parity Signer account’s address

To be able to follow this tutorial and send Ether from a freshly created account on Parity Signer mobile app, you will need to get some Ether on this account first. A convenient way to copy the address of a new Parity Signer account is to use the View & Send option of MyCrypto Desktop App. Download, install and launch MyCrypto Desktop App.

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4. Sign a transaction using MyCrypto Desktop App

Assuming that your Parity Signer account now has funds, you will be able to send some Ether securely to anyone, without transferring your private key, and without needing any internet connection on your mobile phone.

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You will now be presented with a QR code that represents the transaction. Since this transaction is sending funds from your Parity Signer mobile app account, only this account (sitting on your phone) can sign and authorise this transaction. This is what we’ll do in the next steps:

create account

Your phone has now signed the transaction offline using your Parity Signer account private key. The QR code that is now displayed on your phone represents a signed transaction that can be broadcasted. We will do this in the next steps:

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