How do I Perform a Factory Reset on the BBBW?

I had trouble connecting to my Beaglebone Black Wireless, so I tried flashing it with the following image:
It connects fine now and I can use it again, but now it no longer has Wi-Fi functionality. I also had some difficulty flashing the latest images; the username:password was debian:temppwd and I couldn’t access certain files. I read somewhere that the images themselves are “insecure”, but I’m not sure what that means. How do I reset my BBBW to the way it was when I got it?

That's expected... the "2016-05-13" image was BEFORE the BBBW was released..

Just grap the latest monthy snapshot:

If you still have issues with 2017.07.01 run:

sudo /opt/scripts/tools/

and report it's output.


Thanks for giving me the image file. I can connect the bone to Wi-Fi, but now it has the debian:temppwd login credentials instead of root and I can’t access or alter certain directories and files, including /boot/uEnv.txt without using the sudo command. Is there any way I can change it?

"sudo su"

root access thru "ssh" is the only thing we disabled..

You can still login as root thru:

hdmi console
serial console


Or, follow the instructions at

if you want to turn off the access security, to make access easy during development.

— Graham

Thank you so much, Robert and Graham.