Jetpack 5.0.2 NX Image file flashing is not working

Hi Nvidia Team,

Flashing the SD card with Jetpack 5.0.2 image file using Balena Etcher is not booting up properly. After couple of boot ups, no display is happening on the monitor.

The question is why this is happening, for older Jetpacks like 4.4+ & 4.6+, there is no issues at all so the flashing method is proper but there is something different in 5.0.2.

Please try with SDK manager to flash your device.
For JetPack 5.0.2, please have a host PC with Ubuntu 20.04.

The background is due to the QSPI image, you can refer to Where to Download JetPack 5.x QSPI image on Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit - Jetson & Embedded Systems / Jetson Xavier NX - NVIDIA Developer Forums

Note that in SD card models there is QSPI memory on the module itself. That content is basically the boot content, and must use a release compatible with the rootfs (which is what the SD card has). JetPack 5.x went to a completely new boot strategy with UEFI, and so the QSPI from earlier releases won’t boot the SD card from the 5.x release. That is why the JetPack/SDK Manager flash is required (which will make the 5.x SD card work, but the 4.x SD card will fail).

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