Note: In this section we describe the internal functioning of the communication protocol. If you wish to implement Trezor support you should use Connect or python-trezor, which will do all this hard work for you.

We use Protobuf v2 for host-device communication. The communication cycle is very simple, Trezor receives a message (request), acts on it and responds with another one (response). Trezor on its own is incapable of initiating the communication.


Protobuf messages are defined in the Common project, which is part of this monorepo. This repository is also exported to trezor/trezor-common to be used by third parties, which prefer not to include the whole monorepo. That copy is read-only mirror and all changes are happening in this monorepo.

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