Install Update Buddy on Nvidia Jetson

Update Buddy

Automatically check for APT updates on boot.
If anything can be upgraded, asks permission to upgrade.
To run: should run automatically on startup.
To run in a terminal: ~/update-buddy/

Fortunately, Update Buddy is very easy to install on your Nvidia Jetson in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Nvidia Jetson.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Update Buddy.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Nvidia Jetpack for your specific Jetson (Jetson Xavier, or Jetson Orin).
Update Buddy will run on L4T Ubuntu ARM64.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Nvidia Jetson with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Update Buddy

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Update Buddy.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the System Management category.

Now scroll down to find Update Buddy in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Update Buddy for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at