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ZeroDev SDK

How to use the Module SDK with the ZeroDev SDK

ZeroDev SDK (opens in a new tab) is a typescript library that makes it easy to build a dapp using the Kernel. This guide will show you how to use the Module SDK with ZeroDev SDK.

Install the packages

npm i viem @rhinestone/module-sdk permissionless @zerodev/sdk @zerodev/ecdsa-validator

Create a signer

Create a to control the account with, in this case, we will use an EOA.

import { generatePrivateKey, privateKeyToAccount } from "viem/accounts";
const main = async () => {
  const privateKey = generatePrivateKey();
  const signer = privateKeyToAccount(privateKey);

Create a validator

Each Kernel account handles validation through a smart contract known as a "validator." In this case, we will be using the ECDSA validator.

Add the following code to create the ECDSA validator:

import { signerToEcdsaValidator } from "@zerodev/ecdsa-validator";
const ecdsaValidator = await signerToEcdsaValidator(publicClient, {
  kernelVersion: KERNEL_V3_1,

Create an account

Create the Kernel account object using the signer.

import { createKernelAccount } from "@zerodev/sdk";
const account = await createKernelAccount(publicClient, {
  plugins: {
    sudo: ecdsaValidator,
}).extend(erc7579Actions({ entryPoint }));

Create the smart account client

The smart account client is used to interact with the smart account.

import { createKernelAccountClient } from "@zerodev/sdk";
const smartClient = createKernelAccountClient({
  bundlerTransport: http(BUNDLER_RPC),
  middleware: {
    sponsorUserOperation: async ({ userOperation }) => {
      const zerodevPaymaster = createZeroDevPaymasterClient({
        transport: http(PAYMASTER_RPC),
      return zerodevPaymaster.sponsorUserOperation({

Create the module object

Get the module object for the module that you want to install on the smart account. In this case, we will install the Social Recovery Module. We will pass to it a number of guardians that can recover the account as well as a threshold of guardians required to recover the account.

import { getSocialRecoveryValidator } from "@rhinestone/module-sdk";
const module = getSocialRecoveryValidator({
  threshold: 2,
  guardians: ["0x1234...", "0x5678..."],

Install the module

With this module object, we can now install it on the smart account.

const context = encodePacked(
  ["address", "bytes"],
    module.hook ?? zeroAddress,
      [{ type: "bytes" }, { type: "bytes" }],
      [module.initData || "0x", "0x"]
const opHash = await smartClient.installModule({
  type: module.type,
  address: module.module,

Wait for the UserOperation to be confirmed

Let's wait until the UserOperation is confirmed, after which the module will be installed.

const bundlerClient = kernelClient.extend(bundlerActions(entryPoint));
await bundlerClient.waitForUserOperationReceipt({
  hash: userOpHash,