Factory Restoring the AWS DeepRacer

In a previous post I wrote about how to do a factory restore on the AWS DeepLens camera. Today we’re going to do the AWS DeepRacer! Luckily, the process is really the same. You just want to download the DeepRacer files instead of the DeepLens files. You can get the files from the AWS guide.

One thing to note that’s not entirely clear from the instructions is how to extract the compressed factory restore package to the USB drive. If you’re like me you just unzip them to the USB drive and move on. The problem is the files will be extracted to a factory_restore directory and the files actually need to be extracted to the root of the disk instead of to a directory on the disk. (Also, make sure the scripts are executable.) Now you will be ready to start the restore.

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10 months ago

I was really hitting a wall on this, the factory restore instructions aren’t too clear for the process of the actual restore, so thank you for the extracted file copy tip off!

Now my next challenge is going to be updating it to something newer than 2018 😉

10 months ago
Reply to  Matt

Seems like I spoke too soon, I ran the deepracer-device-manual-update.sh and it’s now giving me 502 forbidden when trying to connect :'(

Any chance you’ve come across and solved that issue too Jeff 😉