Is it possible to perform a factory reset on the Jetson AGX Orin without host PC?


I am new to Jetson and I am pretty certain that while setting up the Jetson I did something wrong. I would like to start from the beginning once again, and an trying to figure out how to return the Jetson back to the factory settings. I followed instructions that I found:

  1. Press and hold the recovery button.
  2. If your board is already powered on, press the reset button. Otherwise, press the power button.
  3. Release the recovery button.
  4. Press and hold down the Force Recovery button.
  5. Press and hold down the Reset button.
  6. Release both buttons.

But when I follow these instructions, after rebooting the Jetson I see all of the software and the environment that I set up still there. Which leads me to believe that I did not successfully reset the system back to the factory settings.

I would rather not use a host PC to flash because I do not have a Linux laptop handy, and I was hoping that there was some way to achieve the factory reset without using the SDK manager.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!



where did you find these instructions?
I don’t think we have such factory reset other than re-flash.

For devices using SD cards as the booting media, we provide images that can be easily flashed into SD cards, which can be done on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
But for devices using other storage devices, this may be done only with SDK Manager or flashing scripts in our BSP, and one will need a Linux PC to do so.

FYI, recovery mode just turns a Jetson (temporarily) into a custom USB device. It has no actual effect on the Jetson unless flash software runs. The flash software is designed to run on Linux (for an Orin you would want Ubuntu 20.04 for the host PC, although 18.04 can work). VMs (including WSL2) have some issues which will probably get frustrating. You are better off setting up a native Ubuntu 20.04 to dual boot with.

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Yes, I have come to realize that. I appreciate you taking the time to clear that up.



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