Non smartphone wallet

Alek

New member
Anyone experienced with any Android wallet not requiring a new or modern phone ,like 2016 android?

Like connecting to SPV nodes, or using minimum bandwith.

Asking for a clients.
 

Sam

New member
I'll have an old copy of the Andreas schildbach wallet if you want a copy of it (it worked on jellybean), you might be able to pull it from the git repo but I'm not sure of the name (might be android-wallet/Android-wallet) but I'm not sure.

Electrum probably won't work on older versions anymore either since old clients can't connect.
 

Lewis

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I'll have an old copy of the Andreas schildbach wallet if you want a copy of it (it worked on jellybean), you might be able to pull it from the git repo but I'm not sure of the name (might be android-wallet/Android-wallet) but I'm not sure.

Electrum probably won't work on older versions anymore either since old clients can't connect.
That would be awesome, want to make a mini wallet version.
 

Isaias

New member
Isn't this risky?

You would be using an unsupported operating system, and unsupported wallet software, in an old hardware which also has no more firm ware support

I understand you may want to use an old phone, but that may be risky for you. You may exposed to Old non bugs and exploits (already known to hackers)
 

Mathew

New member
Anyone experienced with any Android wallet not requiring a new or modern phone ,like 2016 android?
2016 android models are really not very old. Because I am currently using Samsung J7 (2016) models. I have been using Electrum and Mycelium on my current phone. But yes, I always keep update my firmware. Still now I have not faced any issue during use both wallet. I believe you may use both of that wallet just need update your firmware. I don't know which model are you using, but since its working to me then it should support your phone as well. Had you tried any wallet that I mentioned above?
 

Kellan

Member
OP, your title "Non smartphone wallet" and your question are in complete opposition since you are asking for Android type wallet, and any phone with that OS falls into the category of a smartphone.
Isn't this risky?
Of course, it's risky, so old models generally no longer have support from their manufacturers in the form of security patches issued by Google every month. And there is no doubt that such smartphones pose a security risk, not only because of the fact that they have an outdated OS, but also because of the inability to use new versions of applications.

I would not hesitate to use such a smartphone for ordinary internet surfing or something, but under no circumstances would I use it for crypto hot wallet.
 

Niko

Member
You could use a 2nd or 3rd from the latest generation smartphone and that would still be both relatively cheap AND updated enough to use either Bitcoin Wallet or Electrum for Android after doing a factory reset.

You could buy brand new Samsung J6 J1 (2016) phones for around $100? (and they get cheaper over time) Or when you upgrade from whatever you are using to the latest S10+, then repurpose the older phone as your mobile wallet.

*edit* J1's are below $100 on amazon. You can get even cheaper similar ones locked to certain carriers, but you could simply just use only your own WIFI on them.
 

Jerry

Member
Why no rooting?

Plenty of stuff is more than capable of running much more modern software than manufacturers can be bothered with.

Obviously there are some risks with that too but sensible practice nullifies plenty of it.
 

Jamari

Member
A lot of cheap android phones below $100 run Android 5. That would be my personal minimum version these days as Electrum for Android works on Android 5.
 

Mauricio

Member
Why no rooting?

Plenty of stuff is more than capable of running much more modern software than manufacturers can be bothered with.

Obviously there are some risks with that too but sensible practice nullifies plenty of it.
Using custom ROM might solve the problem with very outdated OS. Many application still support Android 5.1 or Android 6.x.
Additionally, the smartphone will feel run faster.



Probably because the one who needs it is OP's client, not OP himself. Giving rooted smartphone to non-technical user is very dangerous.
 
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