Scammers have managed to get more clever into tricking you out of your crypto assets. Fake wallets are one way to do this. Below we explain how you can tell if an imToken App is fake or not.

How can I verify the authenticity of an imToken APK file I downloaded?

If you downloaded an imToken APK file through a third-party website or a friend, please check the authenticity of the APK by checking its hash before installing it. 

The SHA-256 of a file is a kind of digital fingerprint which ensures that data is not modified or tampered with.

Get the SHA256 through online tools

  1. Move the APK file to desktop
  2. Open the website: https://emn178.github.io/online-tools/sha256_checksum.html
  3. Click “Drop File Here” and upload your APK file to get the result
  4. Compare the SHA256 of the APK file with that of different versions of imToken listed in the table below. If the result is identical to the SHA256 in the table, it can be said that your APK file is original and safe.
    If you encounter any problems during the process, please feel free to contact us via support@token.im

Mac users

  1. Move the APK file to desktop
  2. Open Terminal (default path: Launchpad - Other - Terminal) and enter cd desktop/
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  3. Enter shasum -a 256 + the name of the file, and press “Enter” to get the SHA256 of the file.
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  4. Compare the SHA256 of the APK file with that of different versions of imToken listed in the table below. If the result is identical to the SHA256 in the table, it can be said that your APK file is original and safe.
    If you encounter any problems during the process, please feel free to contact us via support@token.im

Windows users

  1. Move the APK file to desktop
  2. Open the command line tool(press Win and R, enter CMD, press Enter) and enter cd desktop/, press Enter
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  3. Enter certUtil -hashfile + the name of the file, and press “Enter” to get the SHA256 of the file.
  4. Compare the SHA256 of the APK file with that of different versions of imToken listed in the table below. If the result is identical to the SHA256 in the table, it can be said that your APK file is original and safe.
    If you encounter any problems during the process, please feel free to contact us via support@token.im

APK from our official website 

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APK from Google Play

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Apple Store

If you download imToken from the Apple App Store, please confirm that the developer of imToken is IMTOKEN PTE.LTD., and all others are fake Apps.image1.png

If you find out that you are using a fake imToken, please read the tutorial below and transfer your assets to a new and safe wallet ASAP since your assets in the old wallet are at risk of being stolen!