Updating your Wallet

Updating your Hydra wallet is quite easy, however, this process changes depending on which operating system you're running, in this document we'll go over the following OS:
  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Linux
  • Raspberry Pi
Keeping your Hydra wallet up-to-date is one of the most important tasks that any staker, holder, developer and any type of Hydra user must do.
The process itself is quite simple, however it does vary depending on the operating system you're using.

Update Hydra on Windows

If running the wallet (staking or just left it open), you will need to do the following;
  1. 1.
    Close / Exit the wallet
  2. 2.
    Ensure that you have a backup copy of your wallet.dat file and data folder before you proceed.
  3. 3.
    To find the wallet data directory, open windows search or a new windows explorer and type in %appdata% in the serach box or address bar and hit Enter You will find the wallet data directory here: C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\HYDRA or C:\Users\your_windows_username\AppData\Roaming\HYDRA
  4. 4.
    Download the latest Hydra wallet version from either one of these links:
  1. 1.
    Install the latest wallet using the windows installer
  2. 2.
    Once the installer finishes, launch the wallet
  3. 3.
    Voila! you've updated Hydra to the latest version available!

Update Hydra on Mac OS

Please follow the instructions below:
  • Close / Exit the wallet
  • Ensure that you have a backup copy of your wallet.dat file and data folder before you proceed.
  • You will find the wallet data directory here: ~/Library/Application Support/hydra
  • Download the latest Hydra wallet version from either one of these links:
  • Install the latest wallet using the Mac OS dmg
  • Once the upgrade finishes, launch the wallet
  • Voila! you've updated Hydra to the latest version available!

Update Hydra on Linux

Please follow these steps:
  • Close the wallet (./hydra-cli stop or clicking X in the Hydra gui)
  • Ensure that you have a backup copy of your wallet.dat file and data folder (.hydra) before you proceed.
  • You will find the wallet data directory here: ~/.hydra
  • Download the latest version for your operating system from https://github.com/Hydra-Chain/node/releases and replace the files in the corresponding folders.
  • Voila! you've updated Hydra to the latest version available!

Update Hydra client on Raspberry PI

Please follow these steps:
  • Close the wallet (./hydra-cli stop or clicking X in the Hydra gui)
  • Ensure that you have a backup copy of your wallet.dat file and data folder (.hydra) before you proceed. Updating the client generally does not touch the wallet or blockchain data but it is good practice to always have the latest backup in case something goes wrong.
  • You will find the wallet data directory here: /home/pi/.hydra . The folder could be set as "invisible", so right-click with the mouse when inside the upper directory and make hidden directories "visible" to be able to see it.
  • Download the latest version for your operating system from https://github.com/Hydra-Chain/node/releases and replace the files in the corresponding folders.
  • Voila! you've updated Hydra to the latest version available!
When updating your node to avoid any issues, it is recommended to add the flags -reindex -rescan
The Webwallet can be found at: https://webwallet.hydrachain.org/
The Testnet Explorer can be viewed at: https://testexplorer.hydrachain.org/
The Testnet Faucet is at: https://faucet.hydrachain.org/
The Mainnet Explorer can be viewed at: https://explorer.hydachain.org/