1. Check if you are still unregistered or if you did register your EOS Account

First step is to go to https://eosauthority.com/unregistered?network=eos, scroll down a little bit and then enter your Ethereum address (public key) and click "Submit"

If you did not register, you will be able to choose an EOS Account Name and create a new keypair for your EOS Account.

Follow this "older" video tutorial how to do this
"How to register your ERC-20 EOS tokens (unregistered tokens) on the EOS mainnet and get your EOS tokens on the EOS blockchain"

with Metamask: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az9fofwDm54

with an alternative method (hardware wallet like Ledger/Trezor): https://youtu.be/az9fofwDm54?t=719

2. If your Account is not on the unregistered list, your EOS Account exists already and you can use the Fallback or the Lostkey method

The lost key recovery https://eosauthority.com/lostkey has been reactivated by the Block Producers on the 12. of July 2021. They extended the period until June 30th 2026.

More resources for that topic

Here is an older video tutorial (The User Interface looks little different today)


"How to register your ERC-20 EOS tokens (unregistered tokens) on the EOS mainnet and get your EOS tokens on the EOS blockchain"

with Metamask": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az9fofwDm54

with an alternative method (hardware wallet like Ledger/Trezor): "https://youtu.be/az9fofwDm54?t=719

Troubleshooting

Problem with lostkey method and a hardware wallet:

If people don't find where to sign the message on MyCrypto.com, here is the link: https://app.mycrypto.com/sign-message

Sign message with MyEtherWallet:
https://www.myetherwallet.com/wallet/sign

If they see: "Error after signing: YOUR SIGNAURE MESSAGE SHOULD START WITH { AND END WITH } OR IT SHOULD JUST BE THE SIGNATURE ALONE" or if someone struggling to sign the lost key message successfully with a hardware wallet, it could be that they are signing a message which is in hex rather than text.

We recommend using the old legacy version of MEW here:

https://v5.myetherwallet.com/interface/sign-message

Problem with lostkey method - can't sign a transaction with MEW:

Try to

1) Use the Fallback method with eoskey.io
2) Import your private Ethereum key into Metamask and use Metamask with the lostkey method


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