TX2 not flashing image

Using a Jetson TX2 module on a nvdia original developer kit.
Failed to install

Keep getting the same errors on SDK manager. Please Help
20:14:48 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 33.4460 ] CPU Bootloader is not running on device.

20:14:49 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 34.4710 ] tegrarcm_v2 --isapplet

20:14:49 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 34.5129 ] CPU Bootloader is not running on device.

20:14:50 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 34.5259 ]

20:14:50 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 35.5496 ] CPU Bootloader is not running on device.

This is the full error.
20:14:30 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 14.9320 ] Applet version 01.00.0000

20:14:31 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 15.1832 ]

20:14:31 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 16.5398 ] CPU Bootloader is not running on device.

20:14:32 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 16.5818 ]

20:14:32 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 17.5841 ] tegrarcm_v2 --isapplet

20:14:32 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 17.6084 ] CPU Bootloader is not running on device.

20:14:33 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 17.6276 ]

20:14:33 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 18.6791 ] CPU Bootloader is not running on device.

20:14:34 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 19.6873 ] tegrarcm_v2 --isapplet

20:14:34 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 19.7076 ] CPU Bootloader is not running on device.

20:14:35 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 19.7329 ]

20:14:35 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 20.7353 ] tegrarcm_v2 --isapplet

20:14:35 INFO: Flash Jetson TX2 - flash: [ 20.7701 ] CPU Bootloader is not running on device.

hello user101836,

could you please check developer guide, To determine whether the developer kit is in Force Recovery mode.
you may also perform the flash script manually, please see Basic Flash Script Usage.
thanks

Please help!. I tried to do a manual installation instead of SDK, but still not working. Thinking about returning my TX2.

As you can see from the image the USB recovery mode is on.

I also tried the flash script manually and keep getting the same error.

hello user101836,

may I know the details of your environment setups. for example, is it a laptop? are you using a VM?

Im using a VM for ubuntu 18.04 on a windows computer.

hello user101836,

this usually USB port forwarding issue when virtual machine is using.
it’s suggest to have native ubuntu-OS desktop to perform the flash process.
thanks

do you think that I can flash my TX2 using a jetson nano with native ubuntu ?

hello user101836,

wait… this is incompatible and we don’t suggest you have such combination.

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I want to emphasize that (A) the flash software needs a desktop PC architecture, but Jetsons are not that architecture, so flash from Jetson to Jetson won’t work (one day though this feature will maybe be released, but not yet), and (B) that a VM is not a working PC equivalent until the USB is set up correctly for passing through from parent to VM. It is almost certainly the VM which is the problem, but if USB is not available during the flash, then it won’t work. Note that USB will disconnect and reconnect during the flash, and so the VM must succeed in forwarding USB not only at the start of flash, but also as disconnect and reconnect occurs. Check your VM docs to see how to do this.

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Thank you man! I did it on a native ubuntu desktop and it worked!

That is good to know! thank you for your time.