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February 21, 2015, 06:19:06 PM
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I finally setup two factor for my Blockchain.info wallet. My question is, what happens if the phone I use (iPhone with google authenticator) gets destroyed or lost? How do I get into my account?
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February 21, 2015, 06:41:44 PM
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Write down the 'secret key' below the QR code when you set it up and store safely somewhere so you can still use it if the phone turns into a brick http://localbitcoins.blogspot.fi/2013/05/using-two-factor-authentication-on.html
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February 21, 2015, 06:44:08 PM
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I finally setup two factor for my Blockchain.info wallet. My question is, what happens if the phone I use (iPhone with google authenticator) gets destroyed or lost? How do I get into my account?
Its possible to use a 2FA to shift to a new phone. Except for exploding, a lot of other things can happen to your phone as well. Which is why there has to be an alternative to it

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February 21, 2015, 06:46:03 PM
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You can make a screenshot of the qr-code before activate it, so also if you lose the phone or delete the app you will be able to "recover" the access to your account on blockchain.info with another phone.
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February 21, 2015, 06:58:22 PM
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Wouldn't the above post about using google only work for your google accounts, not block chain.info?

If I've already paired my phone, can I still copy the qr code or is it gone now?
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February 21, 2015, 11:14:15 PM
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I have a screen shot of all my 2FA's then I encrypt it using PGP.

Make sure the computer you use to capture the screen shots doesn't have any Trojans.
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