Sparrow Wallet (Desktop)

Sparrow Wallet


image

Available for: macOS, Linux, Windows.
Official website: https://www.sparrowwallet.com

Instructions

  1. Open the Server configuration window.

    • If you’re setting up Sparrow from scratch, click Configure Server on the welcome screen.

    • If you’re already using Sparrow, go to Preferences > Server.

  2. For Type, select Private Electrum

  3. For URL, enter your Electrum Remote URL.

  4. For Port, enter 50001.

  5. Disable Use SSL.

  6. Click Test Connection to verify Sparrow is able to connect to your Umbrel.

  7. After verifying, click Close.

Congratulations! You have successfully connected Sparrow to your Umbrel.

Unable to connect to Sparrow? If Bitcoin Core has only recently finished syncing, please try connecting again in ~24 hours.

1 Like

I have never run a node before- I am running a full node on a raspberry pi, and trying to connect the sparrow wallet-

Not sure what to do with this - 1. For URL, enter your Electrum Remote URL.

It’s not clear on umbrel where to find the *Electrum Remote URL & these instructions don’t indicate anything either.

1 Like

Agreed, this took a lot of unnecessary trial and error because Umbrel have yet to update their instructions since moving over to the new user interface.

For Sparrow, use the Electrs “app” and ensure the “Tor” option is checked.

2 Likes

@LVONM thanks what was exactly what I was looking for.

@louneskmt @LVONM, is it possible to connect Sparrow to my Umbrel Bitcoin node without the use of Electrs, as described above? I have Umbrel running on a separate Pi and the node has finished syncing. Would prefer to avoid Electrs and save the extra 100+gb of hard drive space I’ve read it consumes.

Want to use Sparrow with my Coldcard exclusively and their docs (https://coldcard.com/docs/middle-ground) go into detail about how to connect Sparrow to your node but I’m unsure how Umbrel complicates that process.

Would appreciate any advice!

Hi did you have any success with connecting without Electrs?

Unfortunately, no one has answered and I have been too busy to look into much further since the post. Please do share if you figure it out and I promise to do the same!

I ended up installing the Electrs App and then was able to successfully establish a connection over both Tor using the address provided in the Electrs App and over the umbrel.local … it seems that via the Electrs App is the way to go!

1 Like