How do I install Exodus?

To install Exodus on Windows, Mac, or Linux simply download the latest version from our website.


In this Article:


Windows

For Windows users, you can click the installer after downloading and it will automatically install the application to your desktop. It should only take a few seconds to install, and you will be all set to get started.

Please note:


macOS

You can click the installer after downloading, and you will be prompted to drag the application into the Applications folder. In just a few seconds, your wallet will be installed and ready to run.


Linux

If you're using a Debian-based distribution like Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc., you can download a .deb package and install Exodus by opening it. Depending on your desktop environment or distribution, the installation process might look different.

Please note: Exodus will only run on 64-bit systems. Make sure to check your operating system is compatible: What operating systems does Exodus support?

These screenshots are taken on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

After the installation, Exodus will appear in the app drawer of your desktop environment and you can launch it from there:

If this doesn't work for your distribution, please download the zip package and use the method below.

Using Linux .zip package

First, please check if your Linux distribution is based on Debian by following this link to Wikipedia's list of Debian-based distributions. If you find your distribution listed there, please use the .deb instructions above for better user experience.

After you've downloaded the Exodus .zip package, you'll need to unzip it:

Then you can place the folder wherever you like, we recommend just dropping it in your home directory. Inside the unzipped folder you should see a file called exodus.desktop, double-clicking this will launch Exodus.

Registering the Exodus Desktop file with your OS

You can also register the exodus.desktop file with your operating system so that you can launch Exodus from exodus:// protocol links or from your OS application quick-launcher/application search.

To do this, first move the unzipped Exodus folder to a long term location where it can live, for example your home folder. Then, in a terminal inside that folder, execute the script ./install-exodus-desktop.sh.

For example, if you moved your unzipped folder to /home/satoshi/Exodus-linux-x64, you would open a terminal and run these commands:

cd /home/satoshi/Exodus-linux-x64 ./install-exodus-desktop.sh

This script will register the exodus.desktop file with your OS, letting your OS know that the Exodus executable is located at /home/satoshi/Exodus-linux-x64/Exodus, and allow exodus:// links clicked in your browser to open the Exodus app.

The exodus.desktop file contains a command that launches Exodus from the current directory. Depending on your security settings, you may receive a pop-up asking you whether you trust this file to be launched:

It's okay not to trust us here, we get it :) You can always verify what the file does by opening it in the text editor and reviewing the contents. All the file does is launching Exodus from the current folder. If you decide not to trust the file or your Linux distribution does not support .desktop files, you can always run Exodus directly from the terminal: ./Exodus

If Exodus fails to run from the first try, open your shell app (a.k.a Terminal) and set the correct permissions for the chrome-sandbox file. These are required for Exodus to properly run on certain Linux distributions:

chown root chrome-sandbox
sudo chmod 4755 chrome-sandbox

The latter command requires that you have full administrative access to your OS, so you may be prompted to input your password during the procedure.

NEVER run Exodus as root, via sudo, or add any command line arguments unless explicitly instructed by Exodus Support. If after reading this article until the end you have questions about using Exodus on Linux, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via [email protected].

Some newer Linux releases may require libgconf-2-4 to be installed which can be done by either:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y libgconf-2-4

on Debian/Ubuntu-based distributions, or

sudo yum update && sudo yum install libgconf2-4

for Fedora/RedHat-based ones