I have the wallet backup and I was able to decrypt it using these instructions: https://github.com/bitcoin-wallet/bitcoin-wallet/blob/master/wallet/README.recover

When I went to do the withdrawal the system hung and I now recieve an error telling me the wallet is empty (CouldNotAdjustDownwards did not occur first try). I don't see any record of the transaction on any block explorer.

Is there some other way I use my decrypted wallet? Can anyone suggest a desktop wallet that would likely support this?

I tried replacing wallet.dat in Bitcoin core with no luck.

  • Specifically, which was the last line of README.recover that you ran successfully? And which is the first line where you ran into problems? Also, if you reached this point in README.recover, did you discover that you have a PROTOBUF WALLET FORMAT or a BASE58 KEY FORMAT? Commented Oct 26, 2016 at 22:32
  • ./wallet-tool dump... says the wallet does not exist, so wallet-tool sync would be the last successful. wallet-tool send was where it hung. It is protobuf.
    – DAnsermino
    Commented Oct 27, 2016 at 2:15

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If your wallet was created with Bitcoin Wallet for Android 4.0 or later, you can extract the mnemonic (seed) with this, and then restore that seed into a wallet which supports a BIP-39 mnemonic with a BIP-32 path to gain access to the same funds, such as MultiBit HD or breadwallet.

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