How to delegate, stake your ADA on Shelley with Ledger Nano S/X?

Ledger live (Nano S)

  1. Plug your ledger and input your password.
  2. Click manager and upgrade your Firmware to version 1.6.0 or higher.
  3. Re-install Cardano ADA app, install version 2.0.3 or higher.

ADA Lite

Note: If you are having problems please try to use Chrome or Firefox browser.

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Continue to AdaLite”

ADA Lite — Staking, Delegation

Few things to note first:

  1. See Delegate Stake section. For now you have to manually input the ID of the staking pool. See or for all the pools.


  • When will I get my first rewards?
    It takes remainder of the current epoch + 3 epochs till you get your first rewards. So after this initial delay you will get the rewards every epoch. In short after initial delay of 15–20 days (1 epoch is 5 days).
  • Do I need to keep my Ada Lite wallet open if I am staking?
    No. You can close the wallet/shut down your computer and you are still staking and getting rewards.
  • What happens if my computer breaks or I delete the Yoroi extension?
    Your funds are safe. When you need to access your funds just follow the tutorial from the beginning and you will restore your balance. Staking awards are not affected by this events. If you staked before you will get the rewards.
  • Is my ADA safe on a hardware wallet?
    Check your hardware wallet manufacturer best practices. In general you have to have safe backup for the passphrase/words with which you did your hardware wallet was initialized.
  • Which exchanges and third parties support Shelley?
    You can check the full list here.
  • How do I transfer ADA to Ledger on
    See tutorial on how to use a hardware wallet on
  • FAQ
    Be sure to have a quick look at FAQ to see if there is anything of interest.


This article comes as it is with no guarantees. Use at your own good judgement.

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