Download and Install NVIDIA Jetson SDK Manager

Download and Install NVIDIA Jetson SDK Manager

Jetson AGX Xavier | Jetson Nano | Jetson Xavier NX

21 February 2021

1- Downloading SDK Manager Package

2- Installing SDK Manager

3- Starting page of SDK Manager


OS: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

Architecture: x64

Download and Install SDK Manager

In this blog post, we will talk about how to install NVIDIA Jetson SDK Manager Software. SDK Manager is recommended Jetson type module installation software by NVIDIA. For our Forecr NVIDIA Jetson carrier boards, industrial box PC's and military product, downloading Jetson SDK Manager is required. You can install or update bootloaders, Linux OS(NVIDIA use Ubuntu Distro) and some user space libraries like CUDA and OpenCV. If you want to install or update software of Jetson type module, it is a must.  


Firstly, you must have a PC that run Linux OS or you can simply create virtual PC. To do this you can check our “How to Install Ubuntu 18.04 on VirtualBox” blog post.

Creating NVIDIA Developer Account

You have to create NVIDIA developer account to use Jetson SDK Manager software. To do this, you can visit page and on the up right side you can click “ACCOUNT”.



On newly opened window click “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” button.



Downloading SDK Manager Software

To download SDK Manager first visit In the web site scroll down and find “Setting Up The Development Environment” title then you can see download section.


Press green NVIDIA SDK Manager button and login with your NVIDIA developer account.



Press continue to download button and select “Save File” when download pop-up shows up. It will start to download installation package to “~/Downloads” folder.



Installing SDK Manager Software

To install SDK Manager you simply go to download directory and install with apt package manager.



If it ask about disk space usage just press “y” and it will continue to installation.



To start SDK Manager you can simply run it via terminal.



After all you can see NVIDIA SDK Manager's UI on your screen.




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