GUI v0.16.0.0 ‘Nitrogen Nebula’ released!

This is the GUI v0.16.0.0 ‘Nitrogen Nebula’ major release. This release features Dandelion++, major Bulletproofs verification performance optimizations, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.

(Direct) download links

GPG signed hashes

We encourage users to check the integrity of the binaries and verify that they were signed by binaryFate’s GPG key. A guide that walks you through this process can be found here for Windows and here for Linux and Mac OS X.

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You ought to perform the following steps:

  1. Download the new binaries (the .zip file (Windows) or the tar.bz2 file (Mac OS X and Linux)) from the direct download links in this thread or from the official website. If you run active AV (AntiVirus) software, I’d recommend to apply this guide ->

  2. Extract the new binaries (the .zip file (Windows) or the tar.bz2 file (Mac OS X and Linux) you just downloaded) to a new directory / folder of your liking.

  3. Open monero-wallet-gui. It should automatically load your “old” wallet.

If, for some reason, the GUI doesn’t automatically load your old wallet, you can open it as follows:

[1] On the second page of the wizard (first page is language selection) choose Open a wallet from file

[2] Now select your initial / original wallet. Note that, by default, the wallet files are located in DocumentsMonero<wallet-name> (Windows), Users/<username>/Monero/<wallet-name> (Mac OS X), or home/<username>/Monero/<wallet-name> (Linux).

Lastly, note that a blockchain resync is not needed, i.e., it will simply pick up where it left off.

Release notes

  • Simple mode: node selction algorithm improved
  • UX: display estimated transaction fee
  • UX: add update dialog with download and verify functionality
  • UX: implement autosave feature
  • UI: redesign advanced options on transfer page
  • UI: improve daemon sync progress bar
  • UI: new language sidebar
  • UI: new processing splash design
  • UI: redesign settings page
  • Trezor: support new passphrase entry mechanism
  • Wizard: add support for seed offset
  • Dandelion++
  • Major Bulletproofs verification performance optimizations
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements

Note that you can find a full change log here.

Further remarks

  • A guide on pruning can be found here.
  • Ledger Monero users, please be aware that a new version of the Ledger Monero App is required in order to properly use GUI v0.16. This release is not yet out, but forthcoming.

Guides on how to get started

Older guides: (These were written for older versions, but are still somewhat applicable)

Sheep’s Noob guide to Monero GUI in Tails

Ledger GUI guides:

How do I generate a Ledger Monero wallet with the GUI (monero-wallet-gui)?

How do I restore / recreate my Ledger Monero wallet?

Trezor GUI guides:

How do I generate a Trezor Monero wallet with the GUI (monero-wallet-gui)?

How to use Monero with Trezor – by Trezor

How do I restore / recreate my Trezor Monero wallet?

Guides to resolve common issues

My antivirus (AV) software blocks / quarantines the Monero GUI wallet, is there a work around I can utilize?

I am missing (not seeing) a transaction to (in) the GUI (zero balance)

I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and, as a result, accidentally synced to the wrong (alternative) chain

I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and created / performed a transaction on the wrong (alternative) chain

Transaction stuck as “pending” in the GUI

How do I move the blockchain (data.mdb) to a different directory during (or after) the initial sync without losing the progress?

I am using the GUI and my daemon doesn’t start anymore

My GUI feels buggy / freezes all the time

The GUI uses all my bandwidth and I can’t browse anymore or use another application that requires internet connection

How do I change the language of the 25 word mnemonic seed in the GUI or CLI?

I am using remote node, but the GUI still syncs blockchain?

Using the GUI with a remote node

In the wizard, you can either select Simple mode or Simple mode (bootstrap) to utilize this functionality. Note that the GUI developers / contributors recommend to use Simple mode (bootstrap) as this mode will eventually use your own (local) node, thereby contributing to the strength and decentralization of the network. Lastly, if you manually want to set a remote node, you ought to use Advanced mode. A guide can be found here:

Adding a new language to the GUI

If, after reading all these guides, you still require help, please post your issue in this thread and describe it in as much detail as possible. Also, feel free to post any other guides that could help people.

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