Factory Reset of Xavier does not work

I need to do a full factory reset.
While being on 4.2, I wanted to install/upgrade to 4.3 … which failed.

My Xavier has apparently 2 OS installed. Both are broken and using the SDK manager to uninstall/repair does not fix anything.

Read and tried the force recovery + reset button combination multiple times without any success.

Could someone point me to a doc explaining how to perform a (hard?) full factory reset of the Xavier? How could I brick a Xavier by just using the SDK manager?


There is no update from you for a period, assuming this is not an issue any more.
Hence we are closing this topic. If need further support, please open a new one.


  1. How did you make your Xaiver have 2 OS installed?
  2. What was your method to flash the board when you got the out-of-box xavier? Is this your first time to try flashing?
  3. Do you see “nvidia” from lsusb on your host machine after you (tried to) put device into recovery mode?