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Installing the Operating System From the CI Server - Verdin Development Board


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Toradex Easy Installer is a tool that enables you to flash an OS image to the Computer on Module with a few clicks and very easily. It comes pre-installed from the factory for seamless out-of-the-box and production programming experiences.

In this module you will:

  • Power on your system.
  • Load Toradex Easy Installer into the SoM RAM memory.
  • Use the Toradex Easy Installer graphical user interface to flash Torizon.
Typographic Conventions


For this lesson:

  • Have all cables connected and setup, as explained in the previous lesson.

Note: Carefully read this module's cover page clicking on "Module 1: Unboxing and Bring-up" on the left menu bar before starting this lesson.

Step 1

Download the latest nightly release of Toradex Easy Installer into your computer an unzip it.

Step 2

Make sure that there is a USB C cable connected from the USB DRP (X34) to your PC.

Press and hold the recovery switch (SW3). While the recovery switch is pressed, press and release the on/off switch (SW2). After 10 seconds, release the recovery switch:

  • Verdin Development Board Recovery Mode

If you need help or more detailed instructions, read our article iMX Recovery Mode - Verdin SoM Family.

Step 3

Make sure that once you enter recovery mode, you don't power off the board. If you do, execute the recovery mode procedure again.

From the unzipped Toradex Easy Installer directory, run either the or the recovery-windows.bat script, depending on if your computer has Windows or Linux. You will be asked for administrative privileges since this script needs access to your computer's USB port.

If all goes as expected, a message will be printed stating Successfully downloaded Toradex Easy Installer. Otherwise, power off the board and start over the recovery mode process.

Step 4

After a few seconds, you will see the Toradex Easy Installer displayed on the monitor attached to the HDMI port of the DSI to HDMI adapter, which is in turn connected to the Verdin Development Board.

  • Toradex Easy Installer

    Toradex Easy Installer

As observed in the screenshot above, the IP address in the example is

Warning: Make sure you take note of your board's IP address and serial number, as highlighted in the picture, you will need it for the next lessons. The /24 at the end is just the ip mask, please disregard it. To use ssh, stick to the default port 22.

Step 5

Use the connected keyboard arrow key buttons to navigate.

Click on the Feeds button and enable the Toradex Continuous Integration Server (testing), then click OK.

  • Enable Toradex Continuous Integration Server

    Enable Toradex Continuous Integration Server

Step 6

To install Torizon, select the version 5.3.0-devel-202106+build.14 of TorizonCore with evaluation containers, press i to install and enter to confirm:

Note: 5.3.0-devel-202106+build.14 is the latest nightly build for Verdin iMX8M Plus.

  • Torizon Feed

    Torizon Feed

Note: While executing this step make sure your board is connected to an internet source and connection is established successfully.

Step 7

Wait for the image to be downloaded and installed:

  • Torizon Installation

    Torizon Installation

Step 8

After the Image Installed message pops-up, select the Power off option to shut down the system.

  • Installation finished

    Installation finished


How can I perform an offline install using the Toradex Easy Installer?
My company firewall does not allow the board to access the internet. How should I proceed?
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