Jetpack 5.0.2 with Jetson Linux 35.1 is now live!

We are very pleased to announce that JetPack 5.0.2 is now released!

JetPack 5.0.2 production release replaces JetPack 5.0/5.0.1 Developer preview release which were for development purposes only. JetPack 5.0.2 is the first production release for Jetson AGX Orin. JetPack 5.0.2 includes Jetson Linux 35.1 BSP with Linux Kernel 5.10, an Ubuntu 20.04 based root file system, a UEFI based bootloader, and OP-TEE as Trusted Execution Environment. JetPack 5.0.2 includes the latest compute stack on Jetson with CUDA 11.4, TensorRT 8.4.1, cuDNN 8.4.1

This release supports Jetson AGX Orin 32 GB production module and Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit. It also supports Jetson AGX Xavier series and Jetson Xavier NX series modules, as well as Jetson AGX Xavier Developer Kit and Jetson Xavier NX Developer Kit.

Note: Starting with this release, SDK Manager offers the option of either a full installation of JetPack or the installation of JetPack runtime components only. The JetPack runtime installation does not include samples or documentation and takes only half the storage as a full JetPack installation. Select full JetPack installation or JetPack runtime only installation from the drop down menu while selecting JetPack version.

Note: From JetPack 5.0.2 onwards, NVIDIA also hosts runtime and development debian meta packages for all JetPack components. The runtime packages do not include samples and documentations while the development packages include these and are intended for development. Users can install full JetPack or only runtime JetPack meta packages over Jetson Linux.

Note: Jetson Linux Sources are now available on GIT in addition to the Jetson Linux page. Refer to section “Downloading Jetson Linux Sources” in release notes for detail.

Below are the top highlights for JetPack 5.0.2. Please refer to JetPack 5.0.2 page for full lists of features:

  • Adds support for Jetson AGX Orin 32GB production module
  • Enables Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit to emulate performance of Jetson AGX Orin 64GB, Jetson AGX Orin 32GB, Jetson Orin NX 16GB and Jetson Orin NX 8GB modules. Refer to the emulation section in release notes for detail.
  • Security
    • Secure storage in OP-TEE using normal world (REE) file system
  • Over The Air Updates:
    • Image Based OTA tools to upgrade Jetson AGX Xavier or Jetson Xavier NX modules running JetPack 4.x releases
  • Power:
    • Support for Power Estimator for Jetson AGX Orin and Jetson Xavier NX series
  • Camera:
    • Argus support for YUV444 and Linear RGB888 output format for Jetson AGX Xavier and Jetson Xavier NX.
    • HDR Support for Jetson AGX Orin. Digital Overlap (DOL) Mode and Piecewise Linear (PWL) are supported.
  • Multimedia:
    • AV1 encoding/decoding on Jetson AGX Orin
    • Support for nvJPEG load balancing to use 2 nvJPEG engines in Jetson AGX Orin, providing 2X the encoding\decoding performance compared to JetPack 5.0/5.0.1 Developer Preview releases.
    • Pre-Processing Enhancements (PPE) module. This module provides a framework for various video encode enhancement algorithms. Currently in this release Temporal Adaptive Quantization (TAQ) is supported.
  • Cloud Native:
    • New Containers on NGC:
      • JetPack container with all JetPack components like CUDA, cuDNN, TensorRT, VPI, etc within the container.
      • Cross Compilation Container which makes it simpler to cross compile JetPack and Jetson Linux components on a x86 host machine running Linux.
      • Jetson Linux Flashing Container which includes all the prerequisites required to flash Jetson modules and developer kits from a x86 host machine running Linux.

JetPack 5.0.2 Components:

  • Jetson Linux 35.1
  • CUDA 11.4.14
  • TensorRT 8.4.1
  • cuDNN 8.4.1
  • VPI 2.1
  • OpenCV 4.5.4
  • Vulkan 1.3
  • Nsight Systems 2022.3
  • Nsight Graphics 2022.3
  • Nsight Deep Learning Designer 2022.1

To upgrade from JetPack 5.0/5.0.1 Developer Preview:

First edit etc/apt/sources.list.d/nvidia-l4t-apt-source.list to first point to 35.1 repo (just change the version to r35.1 in both lines) and then use the following commands, then physcially reboot the system:

sudo apt update

sudo apt dist-upgrade

sudo apt install --fix-broken -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite"

The last line is required because in JetPack 5.0.2 release cuda-nvprof-11-4 package was renamed.


JetPack 5.0.2 support Image based OTA.
But I can’t find any OTA tool package(ota_tools__aarch64.tbz2) there.

Does GA support custom carrier board?

This post was closed with the last comment that GA would support custom carrier board. I couldn’t find it in the announcement above. Can Nvidia confirm yes or no?

It supports custom board. But software changes are still needed to make it work. Need to refer to the adaptation section in the developer guide.

For L4T 34.1/34.1.1, there is a UEFI source link.
But I can’t find UEFI source for L4T 35.1.
Will Nvidia release it?

@neil.lee1 we will upload OTA tools package to Jetson Linux page soon. Looks like we missed uploading it.

@neil.lee1 UEFI sources for L4T 35.1 is available. Did you follow the UEFI source link that we haev mentioned in the documentation? Branches · NVIDIA/edk2-nvidia · GitHub

I’m using a Xavier AGX and would like to upgrade to 5.0.2 but I’m not sure how, I’m still back on a pre Jetpack 5 install… see below:

nvidia@hive-083:~$ cat /etc/nv_tegra_release

R32 (release), REVISION: 4.3, GCID: 21589087, BOARD: t186ref, EABI: aarch64, DATE: Fri Jun 26 04:34:27 UTC 2020

Any advice?

@trey , you are using rel-32 release (JetPack 4.x), hence the only way would be to use SDK Manager to install JetPack 5.0.2.


Thanks! I got UEFI source from the your github link.

Update: Containers for JetPack 5.0.2 is now available on NGC

Update: Power Estimator for Jetson AGX Orin and Jetson Xavier NX are now live!