Guide: Installing the XERO Desktop Wallet on OSX.

This guide will teach you how to install the XERO Desktop Wallet on OSX.

Downloading the wallet:

Downloading the wallet is a fairly straight forward process:

Open the Link below:

You will see a page that looks like this:

Next you're going to click on the windows .dmg file to download the wallet.

Once downloaded, double-click on the file and drag the XEROWallet app into the Applications folder

If you receive the error below, you will need to temporarily disable the software verification system on your macOS system to launch XEROWallet for the first time. Xerom will work on procuring such a license at a future date.

Read more about it here

To remedy the issue run the command below to temporarily disable the identified developer check

Open a Terminal window by pressing Command + Space bar shortcut and typing Terminal

Once a new Terminal window opens, issue the following command followed by your account's password.

sudo spctl --master-disable

You'll now be able to launch the XEROWallet app and authorize its first time execution

As soon as the app is open you can go back into your terminal and type the following command to re-enable the verification check.

sudo spctl --master-enable

The application will now launch and present you with the menu where you will import your wallets

Importing XERO wallets:

The first thing you'll want to do is import your XERO wallets. You can import your XERO wallet backups and you can also import your ETHO wallets which contain funds from the ETHO>XERO genesis funds (read more here:

There are 2 ways to import your wallet:

  • Using your XERO/ETHO private key.

    • Your private key looks something like 07c65b30c9bf9305edb323f75ab79b51ef438a75ad2a86d5d0bbad4690a9880f

  • Using your XERO/ETHO UTC/JSON file and its associates password

    • Your UTC/JSON file is an actual file with a long name, including your XERO address

    • Your UTC/JSON file password is a string of characters which decrypts your UTC file. The UTC file password is not the same thing as your private key

Importing your Ether-1 Wallets to Xerom

Make Sure you have run the Xerom wallet one time and it is now closed. Next, On your desktop press CMD+SHIFT+L to open the Library folder.

Locate a file called Ether-1 Inside Ether1 there is a folder called keystore

Copy all the files in side the keystore folder and then return to the library folder.

Now look for the folder called Xerom. Inside Xerom there will be another folder called keystore simply paste the wallets you copied from Ether1/keystore into Xerom/keystore.

Importing Private Key:

Simply paste your private key and choose your UTC/JSON file password. A UTC/JSON file will be created in the default directory located at:

~/Library/Xerom/keystore (Open Finder > Go > Go to folder... > paste above)

Importing UTC file:

Simply click on the import wallet icon and select your UTC/JSON file. You will not be asked for your UTC/JSON file password until you attempt to transfer funds. This is a good way to keep track of funds without compromising your UTC/JSON file password.