Our wallet review process
We examine wallets starting at the code level and continue all the way up to the finished app that lives on your device. Provided below is an outline of each of these steps along with security tips for you and general test results.
Application build test result
The provider of this Freewallet reached out to us to stress that freewallet.io was not the same as freewallet.org which is spamming Google Play with many wallets and we have reviewed three of those here, too:
He says that his wallet is non-custodial and open source and indeed we see those same claims on Google Play.
On the website we read:
FreeWallet Mobile is open-source, and available for anyone to fork or review, so you know that it works exactly the way that it is supposed to.
and indeed we find a repository. It had no changes for two years and also Google Play does not report any changes since March 2019 but this looks like open source.
Unfortunately there is no build instructions so we cannot reproduce the app and it remains not verifiable.
Tests performed by Leo Wandersleb
Do your own research
In addition to reading our analysis, it is important to do your own checks. Before transferring any bitcoin to your wallet, look up reviews for the wallet you want to use. They should be easy to find. If they aren't, that itself is a reason to be extra careful.