Error flashing TX2: "Command tegrarcm_v2 --download blob blob.bin" "Failed to flash/read t186ref"

Hi There,

I’m trying to flash an out-of-box TX2, got an error, with the console out as shown below.

[ 6.6240 ] Sending bootloader and pre-requisite binaries
[ 6.6255 ] tegrarcm_v2 --download blob blob.bin
[ 6.6273 ] Applet version 01.00.0000
[ 6.6468 ] Sending blob
[ 6.6470 ] 000000002010000d: Failed to fetch load address
[ 6.6935 ]
Error: Return value 13
Command tegrarcm_v2 --download blob blob.bin
Failed to flash/read t186ref.

The carrier board is a Leopard Imaging LI-CB v1.3, which supports TX2 according to LI, with only Power, HDMI, USB OTG connected. L4T 32.2.1 and 32.3.1 both show the same error message (they are downloaded from I was wondering what I missed, or it looks like a hardware failure? Any help would be appreciated.



hello stevenliu,

could you please check JetPack for the latest release.
please also refer to the steps to Install Jetson Software with SDK Manager.

Hi Jerry,

Yes, SDK Manager nailed it (after flashing a second time); all good now. Thank you for the help!