Time: 10 minutes
There is a Zeus: Bitcoin/Lightning Wallet app available in the Play Store but the project's alpha release are also great to use. It has a nice interface and you can attach it to your own node via Tor. Since this app uses the REST-api and not RPC-calls (like e.g. Zap) this app feels a bit smoother and also has a bit more functionality.
Since we are running a headless server, we don't have a QR code that we can scan later so we need to paste a connection string. We create this connection string using lndconnect on your Pi. SSH your Pi and type:
lndconnect --host=xxx.onion --port=8080 -j
Where xxx.onion says, of course you enter your onion address for LND's REST API. A piece of text will appear that looks something like the following:
lndconnect://xxx.onion:8080?cert=very many_characters&macaroon=very many_characters
Copy that chunk of text from SSH and paste it into a Google Docs document, for example (because we'll want to have that text on our phone later).
- On your phone, switch to this Google Docs document and copy the entire string
- Open Zeus
Connect a node >
+ ADD A NEW NODE
- Fill in the alias of your node at
SAVE NODE CONFIG
You are now connected to your own Node.