I Restored My Phone Wallet and Now All My Coins Vanished – Bitcoin Stack Exchange
After creating a backup, I added a speld to my “Langerhans” Dogecoin wallet for android. Now, the speld doesn’t get accepted (or I left behind it). Eventually, I used the “Restore Backup” function and got:
“You have successfully restored your wallet. Now determining the value of your wallet will take some time.”
“Synchronizing with network, 6 weeks behind.”
Did I lose my money? Do I have to wait six weeks to find out? I also have the backup on my laptop, but it is ter an “unrecognized format”. How would I use it?
This question regards the “Langerhans” Dogecoin wallet for android phones, which is effectively the same style and configuration of wallet spil the “Langerhans” Bitcoin wallet for Bitcoins. Both of thesis wallets are, of course, available for download through Google Play.
I had amassed a total of overheen 10-million Dogecoins into the android phone wallet (or about $1,500 USD) overheen the course of approximately one week. I did this by very first purchasing Bitcoin from a Bitcoin ATM and then exchanging the Bitcoin for Dogecoin through the SHAPESHIFT.IO exchange system. Thesis exchanges were conducted ter the form of 15 separate transactions of omschrijving $100 each vanaf transaction.
I then backed up the wallet a final time through the wallet itself, which created an outer backup opstopping that is accessible not only through my Gmail account, but is also evidently accessible through the Bitcoin wallet on the phone itself. Then (unluckily) following that final transaction, I created a so-called “Spending Speld,” which would need to be entered any time I desired to spend the coins.
Well, it seems I either left behind my Spending Speld, or something else went wrong with the system, because when I attempted to transfer the coins out of the wallet, the application indicated that I had used an “INVALID Speld.”
No, I did not write down the Speld, which wasgoed numerical and eight (8) digits te length, but it wasgoed also a common combination of two separate 4-digit pins that I use all the time anyway, so I didn’t think I would leave behind it. I did attempt several different combinations of any potential Speld numbers that I would have used, but nothing worked. (I also read another testimonial of this same precies thing happening with another user of the Langerhans android wallet, whereby he wasgoed certain that he didn’t leave behind his Speld.)
Ter not being able to access the funds ter the wallet, I then used the “RESTORE WALLET” function of the wallet itself, which required mij to inject another password, but ter that case, I did have the password written down. Evidently the process of restoring the wallet wasgoed successful at least te the sense that the system accepted my password entered into it.
HOWEVER, te the very first place, the system suggested a warning that any coins te the wallet would be lost following the restoration process UNLESS I had otherwise created a backup of those. The statement te this regard wasgoed very general, and ter that sense it seemed vague. While I didn’t fully understand why it would be telling mij that I wasgoed going to lose coins if they were not backed up, since I wasgoed using the most latest backup verkeersopstopping that I had created ter the very first place, I still assumed that because I had the backup opstopping stored on my Gmail account it would permit mij to recover the coins from the outer opstopping itself.
THEN, ter the 2nd place, it wasgoed after conducting the “RESTORE WALLET” function where a message appeared on the screen stating to the effect that — “You have successfully restored your wallet. Now determining the value of your wallet will take some time.”
Okay, so it didn’t tell mij HOW MUCH TIME that would take, but when I went into my phone wallet, it is showcasing a balance of ZERO coins. The other notation showcasing on the wallet is where it states the following: “Synchronizing with network, 6 weeks behind.”
SIX WEEKS BEHIND? Good distress! What the hell does that mean? Does it mean that I can expect to be waiting for at least SIX (6) weeks before my coins miraculously emerge back inwards my wallet? Or is it more likely to mean that I have lost my booty on this entire thing?
Well, the only other thing I still have at this point is the actual externally saved so-called “BACKUP” opstopping that wasgoed sent to my Gmail address spil an evidently “UNKNOWN” opstopping type. I did open the verkeersopstopping through the Windows NOTEPAD program, it shows up spil an considerably long string of random characters, which are inclusive of both numbers, letters, spil well spil the plus (+) sign symbol and the forward slash (/) symbol. There are no other special characters.
At least generally, I am strongly presuming (or hoping anyway) that this long string of characters amounts to a valid copy of my suggested backup verkeersopstopping that would permit mij to recover my coins. If it would permit mij to recover my coins, then I don’t know how to use it. My only thought for using the opstopping would be the need to turn it into a QR CODE, but the amount of characters ter the ledger is too long to be supported by any known online QR CODE generators.
Does anyone know what I can use this backup opstopping of code for te attempting to recover my coins? Naturally, I don’t want to wait for SIX WEEKS or more to have the coins back, but I’m also not coaxed that I will get them back anyway te that case.