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March 01, 2017, 10:09:44 AM
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Hi guys,

I'm eugcamp93 and this is my first topic

I desperately need to recover my Electrum wallet because I do not have anymore my telephone so I cannot access anymore the 2fa on my electrum wallet. Is there a way to recover it?

I already tried to restore the google app 2fa but it looks like the codes have been lost
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March 01, 2017, 10:48:00 AM
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Follow the instructions here if you have your seed words. Your wallet can use them to generate two master private keys out of three. You only need those two keys to control your wallet, you don't need your phone.

http://docs.electrum.org/en/latest/2fa.html#restoring-from-seed
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March 01, 2017, 02:12:46 PM
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Yeah, as long as you have your seed, you can restore and access your funds. Without your seed or 2FA, you won't be able to access your funds.
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March 02, 2017, 08:03:38 PM
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If you decide to restore this way, which is easy and sure, be certain to then take security precautions.  Once you restore a wallet according to the process linked above you NOW have the full seed and have lost the protections of 2FA (trustedcoin, etc..).   In my case I would immediately create a new wallet and then send my coins from your old wallet to it.  As long as you understand the safety of the former wallet has been removed you'll be able to determine for yourself how to proceed.  Just trying to help you avoid any surprises in the future in case your computer is ever subject to a hack/malware/etc...

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March 03, 2017, 01:02:12 AM
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Also, I recommend using Authy in the future instead of Google Auth. I lost my 2FA codes with Google Auth due to a bad update one time and haven't used them since.

Authy can backup your 2FA codes and encrypt them in the cloud and you can restore if you lose your phone or whatever. It is definitely better software.
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