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Seed recovery tool (for typo's)

https://forum.helloiota.com/Topic7000.aspx

By fvantom - 30 Dec 2017

Check the code at https://github.com/FVANtom/find-typo-in-iota-seed/releases

I have written a tool to help a user on Reddit who accidentally made a typo in his seed while logging in into the wallet.
He then transferred iota to the address he generated and logged out of his wallet.
Because he accidentally made a typo when logging in, he lost access to his funds.

This program checks the most common typing mistakes and tries to find the real seed (typo-seed) of the address the funds were transferred to.

- Generating seeds with one missing character readded
- Generating seeds with one character missing
- Generating seeds with character typed double
- Generating seeds with letters that look like each other replaced
- Generating seeds with block of 2 character retyped
- Generating seeds with 2 neighbouring characters switched
- Generating seeds with 1 character mistyped

At the time this post was made I was already able to help 5 people recover their funds with my tool.
Also see reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Iota/comments/7lqyzd/tool_to_help_you_recover_lost_funds_in_specific/

If you have recovered your funds using this tool, please think of my children and make a donation ;-)
My iota address: ELDM9DAWZVHNIQQROREDKPUJRZKMZCRKROSGQXROZCYSQJKKTRNHNEBKNRSAJXOUZBGKUFWTNTN9VKTBWYJFDAQNOD
By MrCrown - 1 Jan 2018

@fvantom sounds really interesting but i have no idea where to begin, coud you help me further?
where do i start to run mvn clean install? in terminal? ( working on mac)  its a little abra cadabra for me
By simond105 - 3 Jan 2018

Have anyone checked if this actually works?
By fvantom - 3 Jan 2018

Simon D - 3 Jan 2018
Have anyone checked if this actually works?

It only works in the specific situation where you deposited funds on a wallet address generated by a seed which had a typo in it. My tool checks the most common combinations of mistakes that could have been made based on your original seed. If you made multiple typo's I can still try, but it'll be very hard to recover your typo seed.

If you are asking if this tool is legit and not harmful in any way, it is not. But I am the wrong person to tell you that since I am the creator of the tool. Some people I have helped with it have posted their story on Reddit. So you could take a look there.

If you decide to use the tool and need help, feel free to contact me.
By simond105 - 3 Jan 2018

I read the reddit thread, there is not a lot of replies on it (I don't trust it yet)
By DysfunctionalBoss - 3 Jan 2018

Simon D - 3 Jan 2018
I read the reddit thread, there is not a lot of replies on it (I don't trust it yet)

@simond105 -- Don't trust it--examine the source code yourself and compile it. Then you know what you are running. Crypto and trust don't go together at all. If you want to be totally safe, I believe the only thing that you'd want to do for full assurance that it is legit is to replace the JOTA lib with a copy you download yourself from https://github.com/iotaledger/iota.lib.java instead of using the copy @fvantom is distributing as part of his build, just to make sure that he didn't throw any code in there you don't see in the github repo of his when using the api.getNewAddress() call.

That being said, I am aware of at least 5 people who have used the tool successfully and recovered their funds. This is a tool of last resort if you think you mistyped your seed. If I were to have personally mistyped my seed and could find no other way to get back in, I'd use it myself. So in that regard, it has my generic vote of confidence.
By suld - 7 Jan 2018

How this tool work ? Do i have to have knowledge of understanding programming? or i need simple step by step guide with video?
By suld - 7 Jan 2018

I wonder why IOTA still haven't created easy program for people like me cause there are a lot.
By fvantom - 7 Jan 2018

suld - 7 Jan 2018
How this tool work ? Do i have to have knowledge of understanding programming? or i need simple step by step guide with video?

I've contacted you via PM. Maybe I can help.
By Roach8 - 9 Jan 2018

Hello fvantom,
can you please help me with your program? I'm not a programmer. In another tool I saw the command line in which I ran the program. I can not see him here. How can I run it?
By Roach8 - 9 Jan 2018

RE:
Hello gentlemen, obviously I have the same problem as mokshrajput. Please take a look at my 104Mi address. This address is confirmed on bitfinex. I'm 99% sure I'm using the right seed. I also tried different misspellings and missing letters in the seed. Seed I have saved in the notepad and I have seen no problem copying. I tried to generate many new addresses and the balance is still 0. I wrote on support bitfinex, but after 2 months I did not get the answer. I am willing to pay for your help.
addres: SFNVPBQLWXM9LYSMNLYNWZTG9XAJTBVJKQV9GNKAMG9W9KNYMVHLT9QSSK9TWUSLUEBHLXFIWWYHNFLXXEVREFGMBA
By fvantom - 9 Jan 2018

Roach8 - 9 Jan 2018
RE:
Hello gentlemen, obviously I have the same problem as mokshrajput. Please take a look at my 104Mi address. This address is confirmed on bitfinex. I'm 99% sure I'm using the right seed. I also tried different misspellings and missing letters in the seed. Seed I have saved in the notepad and I have seen no problem copying. I tried to generate many new addresses and the balance is still 0. I wrote on support bitfinex, but after 2 months I did not get the answer. I am willing to pay for your help.
addres: SFNVPBQLWXM9LYSMNLYNWZTG9XAJTBVJKQV9GNKAMG9W9KNYMVHLT9QSSK9TWUSLUEBHLXFIWWYHNFLXXEVREFGMBA

I've send you a PM
By CloudeCc - 17 Jan 2018

fvantom - 30 Dec 2017
Check the code at https://github.com/FVANtom/find-typo-in-iota-seed/releases

I have written a tool to help a user on Reddit who accidentally made a typo in his seed while logging in into the wallet.
He then transferred iota to the address he generated and logged out of his wallet.
Because he accidentally made a typo when logging in, he lost access to his funds.

This program checks the most common typing mistakes and tries to find the real seed (typo-seed) of the address the funds were transferred to.

- Generating seeds with one missing character readded
- Generating seeds with one character missing
- Generating seeds with character typed double
- Generating seeds with letters that look like each other replaced
- Generating seeds with block of 2 character retyped
- Generating seeds with 2 neighbouring characters switched
- Generating seeds with 1 character mistyped

At the time this post was made I was already able to help 5 people recover their funds with my tool.
Also see reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Iota/comments/7lqyzd/tool_to_help_you_recover_lost_funds_in_specific/

If you have recovered your funds using this tool, please think of my children and make a donation ;-)
My iota address: ELDM9DAWZVHNIQQROREDKPUJRZKMZCRKROSGQXROZCYSQJKKTRNHNEBKNRSAJXOUZBGKUFWTNTN9VKTBWYJFDAQNOD

By CloudeCc - 17 Jan 2018

CloudeCc - 17 Jan 2018
fvantom - 30 Dec 2017
Check the code at https://github.com/FVANtom/find-typo-in-iota-seed/releases

I have written a tool to help a user on Reddit who accidentally made a typo in his seed while logging in into the wallet.
He then transferred iota to the address he generated and logged out of his wallet.
Because he accidentally made a typo when logging in, he lost access to his funds.

This program checks the most common typing mistakes and tries to find the real seed (typo-seed) of the address the funds were transferred to.

- Generating seeds with one missing character readded
- Generating seeds with one character missing
- Generating seeds with character typed double
- Generating seeds with letters that look like each other replaced
- Generating seeds with block of 2 character retyped
- Generating seeds with 2 neighbouring characters switched
- Generating seeds with 1 character mistyped

At the time this post was made I was already able to help 5 people recover their funds with my tool.
Also see reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Iota/comments/7lqyzd/tool_to_help_you_recover_lost_funds_in_specific/

If you have recovered your funds using this tool, please think of my children and make a donation ;-)
My iota address: ELDM9DAWZVHNIQQROREDKPUJRZKMZCRKROSGQXROZCYSQJKKTRNHNEBKNRSAJXOUZBGKUFWTNTN9VKTBWYJFDAQNOD



thanks a lot to this man, he can be trusted !!! he helped me get my money back !! please contact him.
By simond105 - 18 Jan 2018

CloudeCc - 17 Jan 2018
CloudeCc - 17 Jan 2018
fvantom - 30 Dec 2017
Check the code at https://github.com/FVANtom/find-typo-in-iota-seed/releases

I have written a tool to help a user on Reddit who accidentally made a typo in his seed while logging in into the wallet.
He then transferred iota to the address he generated and logged out of his wallet.
Because he accidentally made a typo when logging in, he lost access to his funds.

This program checks the most common typing mistakes and tries to find the real seed (typo-seed) of the address the funds were transferred to.

- Generating seeds with one missing character readded
- Generating seeds with one character missing
- Generating seeds with character typed double
- Generating seeds with letters that look like each other replaced
- Generating seeds with block of 2 character retyped
- Generating seeds with 2 neighbouring characters switched
- Generating seeds with 1 character mistyped

At the time this post was made I was already able to help 5 people recover their funds with my tool.
Also see reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Iota/comments/7lqyzd/tool_to_help_you_recover_lost_funds_in_specific/

If you have recovered your funds using this tool, please think of my children and make a donation ;-)
My iota address: ELDM9DAWZVHNIQQROREDKPUJRZKMZCRKROSGQXROZCYSQJKKTRNHNEBKNRSAJXOUZBGKUFWTNTN9VKTBWYJFDAQNOD



thanks a lot to this man, he can be trusted !!! he helped me get my money back !! please contact him.

I don't really trust him yet, do you have a screenshot of your wallet, with the iotas in i?
By Winston - 18 Jan 2018

Simon D - 18 Jan 2018
CloudeCc - 17 Jan 2018
CloudeCc - 17 Jan 2018
fvantom - 30 Dec 2017
Check the code at https://github.com/FVANtom/find-typo-in-iota-seed/releases

I have written a tool to help a user on Reddit who accidentally made a typo in his seed while logging in into the wallet.
He then transferred iota to the address he generated and logged out of his wallet.
Because he accidentally made a typo when logging in, he lost access to his funds.

This program checks the most common typing mistakes and tries to find the real seed (typo-seed) of the address the funds were transferred to.

- Generating seeds with one missing character readded
- Generating seeds with one character missing
- Generating seeds with character typed double
- Generating seeds with letters that look like each other replaced
- Generating seeds with block of 2 character retyped
- Generating seeds with 2 neighbouring characters switched
- Generating seeds with 1 character mistyped

At the time this post was made I was already able to help 5 people recover their funds with my tool.
Also see reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Iota/comments/7lqyzd/tool_to_help_you_recover_lost_funds_in_specific/

If you have recovered your funds using this tool, please think of my children and make a donation ;-)
My iota address: ELDM9DAWZVHNIQQROREDKPUJRZKMZCRKROSGQXROZCYSQJKKTRNHNEBKNRSAJXOUZBGKUFWTNTN9VKTBWYJFDAQNOD



thanks a lot to this man, he can be trusted !!! he helped me get my money back !! please contact him.

I don't really trust him yet, do you have a screenshot of your wallet, with the iotas in i?

@simond105 
What's there to trust?

If you're using this program, then you've exhausted every other option, and it's either this tool as a hail mary/last resort, or your funds are gone forever. Also, you can just run the tool in an offline environment to be totally safe, right?
By fvantom - 18 Jan 2018

@simond105 You are right to be cautious. If you are looking for more people with a positive experience, some posted in this topic too: https://www.reddit.com/r/Iota/comments/7lqyzd/tool_to_help_you_recover_lost_funds_in_specific/
By Aleahluv - 20 Jan 2018

Hy guys. this post is simply to give credit to @fvantom for helping me recovering my IOTAS. I cannot thank him more for his selfless service!!! You can absolutely trust him. I gave him 20% of my IOTAS for his efforts and i think he deserves that so much! Forever grateful! (for your info @Winston). Well done Tom!!!! 


By PakaA - 17 Feb 2018

This helped me to get back my IOTAS. Thank You! 
By drsessum - 19 Feb 2018

fvantom - 7 Jan 2018
suld - 7 Jan 2018
How this tool work ? Do i have to have knowledge of understanding programming? or i need simple step by step guide with video?

I've contacted you via PM. Maybe I can help.

Hello,
I bought IOTA in two purchases.  The first was the largest.  I move it to my wallet from Binance.  I saw the transfer in then the IOTA was (-).  The next amount I moved the next day to a different address and it is in my balance.  I've generated several addresses but still  can't recover the first transaction.  There is a pink arrow next to a negative amount of the full transaction.

By Winston - 19 Feb 2018

drsessum - 19 Feb 2018
fvantom - 7 Jan 2018
suld - 7 Jan 2018
How this tool work ? Do i have to have knowledge of understanding programming? or i need simple step by step guide with video?

I've contacted you via PM. Maybe I can help.

Hello,
I bought IOTA in two purchases.  The first was the largest.  I move it to my wallet from Binance.  I saw the transfer in then the IOTA was (-).  The next amount I moved the next day to a different address and it is in my balance.  I've generated several addresses but still  can't recover the first transaction.  There is a pink arrow next to a negative amount of the full transaction.


@drsessum 
Thanks for the post. That red arrow transaction (BPZDQ...) is an outgoing transaction. If you weren't the one who sent that transaction, and it was sent to an address that isn't generated by your seed, then unfortunately those funds have been stolen.
 
By drsessum - 19 Feb 2018

Winston - 19 Feb 2018
drsessum - 19 Feb 2018
fvantom - 7 Jan 2018
suld - 7 Jan 2018
How this tool work ? Do i have to have knowledge of understanding programming? or i need simple step by step guide with video?

I've contacted you via PM. Maybe I can help.

Hello,
I bought IOTA in two purchases.  The first was the largest.  I move it to my wallet from Binance.  I saw the transfer in then the IOTA was (-).  The next amount I moved the next day to a different address and it is in my balance.  I've generated several addresses but still  can't recover the first transaction.  There is a pink arrow next to a negative amount of the full transaction.


@drsessum 
Thanks for the post. That red arrow transaction (BPZDQ...) is an outgoing transaction. If you weren't the one who sent that transaction, and it was sent to an address that isn't generated by your seed, then unfortunately those funds have been stolen.
 

Thanks for the reply.  After I changed seeds and moved my remaining IOTAs I realized that.  I created a post hopefully to warn other newbs.
By MTS1620 - 27 Feb 2018

I'd like to thank fvantom for his help. We've not had any luck so far but he's been patient and good support.
By fvantom - 5 Mar 2018

MTS1620 - 27 Feb 2018
I'd like to thank fvantom for his help. We've not had any luck so far but he's been patient and good support.

No problem Smile
By needhelp - 9 Apr 2018

Could you tell me:
On one of my adresses I have secured funds.
And I have seed will probably one character accidentaly missing
Will this tool could be helpfull?
Or is there a way to check if an address with secured balance comes from given seed?

By fvantom - 9 Apr 2018

needhelp - 9 Apr 2018
Could you tell me:
On one of my adresses I have secured funds.
And I have seed will probably one character accidentaly missing
Will this tool could be helpfull?
Or is there a way to check if an address with secured balance comes from given seed?


My tool might be able to help yes. Let me know if you need help
By needhelp - 9 Apr 2018

I need, may I talk to you on discord?
By Winston - 9 Apr 2018

needhelp - 9 Apr 2018
I need, may I talk to you on discord?

@needhelp 
Yep, try to contact @fvantom on discord. Post back here if unsuccessful, and maybe someone else can chime in and help.
 
By fvantom - 30 Apr 2018

needhelp - 9 Apr 2018
I need, may I talk to you on discord?

My name on discord is FVANtom#5412
By Henry - 30 Jul 2018

Hi, 

I'm unable to download the seed recovery tool. I've tried downloading it on both my macbook and pc. Any suggestions
By Bert42 - 28 Sep 2018

Hi All,
I would like to thank fvantom for rescuing my IOTA!  First, I downloaded his tool from Github and it ran perfectly on my Mac.  It was unsuccessful at recovering my coins, but this was for a very specific reason and was not the fault of the tool.  I contacted fantom on Discord and he replied within a day or so and offered to help.  He made a custom change to his tool and was able to recover the coins.  As part of the process, he had my seed key and was totally trustworthy with it.  He probably deserves more, but I felt his help was worth at least 20% of the recovered funds (~180 IOTA).
Thanks again, fvantom!
By Winston - 28 Sep 2018

Bert42 - 28 Sep 2018
Hi All,
I would like to thank fvantom for rescuing my IOTA!  First, I downloaded his tool from Github and it ran perfectly on my Mac.  It was unsuccessful at recovering my coins, but this was for a very specific reason and was not the fault of the tool.  I contacted fantom on Discord and he replied within a day or so and offered to help.  He made a custom change to his tool and was able to recover the coins.  As part of the process, he had my seed key and was totally trustworthy with it.  He probably deserves more, but I felt his help was worth at least 20% of the recovered funds (~180 IOTA).
Thanks again, fvantom!

Thanks for stopping by to make this post. Glad it worked out - fvantom is awesome.
By NICOLEISION - 15 Mar 2019

Hola de nuevo Winston.
Disculpa el retraso pero hasta anoche no tuve tiempo de probar esta GENIAL herramienta.
Efectivamente y tras completar el proceso, obtuve la semilla correcta y pude recuperar mis iotas.
No se que decir, salvo darte las gracias por tu sincero interes y por supuesto felicitar a fvantom por su trabajo.
Quedo profundamente agradecido.

Hello again Winston.
Sorry for the delay but until last night I did not have time to try this GREAT tool.
Effectively and after completing the process, I obtained the correct seed and was able to recover my iotas.
I do not know what to say, except to thank you for your sincere interest and of course to congratulate fvantom for their work.
I am deeply grateful.
By fvantom - 15 Mar 2019

NICOLEISION - 15 Mar 2019
Hello again Winston.
Sorry for the delay but until last night I did not have time to try this GREAT tool.
Effectively and after completing the process, I obtained the correct seed and was able to recover my iotas.
I do not know what to say, except to thank you for your sincere interest and of course to congratulate fvantom for their work.
I am deeply grateful.

I'm glad I was able to help Smile
By mattycz - 5 Apr 2019

Hi @fvantom can you help my ? I have a bad seed i I used your program but failed. 
Thanks.