1200 – VW Cars
1202 – Toureg
1204 – Skoda Columbus – Not released yet
1206 – T5 Transporter- Not released yet
1208 – T5 Multivan- Not released yet
Version 1200 / 1202 / 1204 / 1206 / 1208 Firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released and gives new features such as
- Support for SDHC cards up to 32GB
- Point of interest import from SD cards
Support for voice control requires firmware version 2660 or greater.
Download the files and extract them using winrar and you will have a NRG format ISO file to burn. Using Nero burn a DVD+RW or DVD-R (CDR works as well) at a slow speed (4 x is ok for DVD and 16 x for CD). Make sure you use quality media and keep the burn speed down as low as you can to ensure there are no problems during the installation process. Also note that you may need to edit a file before you burn it (see below) if you want to access the setup menu without Vagcom/VCDS.
Warning! This upgrade MAY delete your music and/or maps if you have a firmware version PRIOR to version 1100/1102. Units with a firmware version of 1100/1102 should not not have music and maps deleted.
Warning! There is a remote chance of you ‘bricking’ the unit, this is a fraction of a percent but it could happen! The process takes around 60 minutes.’
Warning! Users with cars MY07 and earlier may experience power drain issues after the upgrade. See the post “Upgrading 2nd generation radios (RCD 300, RCD 500) to 3rd generation (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RCD 510) power drain issue” for more details.
Note! - Test/Setup Mode. The firmware can allow access to enter test/setup mode without Vagcom/VCDS access see Accessing the Setup Menu on the RNS 510 head units with firmware later than 1100. The procedure for entering the test/setup mode for those with Vagcom/VCDS is slightly different as well. To enter the test/setup mode when the RNS 510 is operating press and hold the setup button, keep holding it when the radio menu appears and shortly after the test menu appears . I had to reboot my unit after coding it but it may be possible a power cycle is enough.
Note! - Failure (Gateway Error 202) - You can downgrade back to 1100 by inserting the 1100 firmware and rebooting the RNS 510 (Setup + eject + info).
Steps to load firmware
- Unlock and/or open the car
- Do not start the car
- Turn the RNS 510 on and insert the firmware CD/DVD into the drive
Download Firmware Upgrade
Version Information from VERSION.TXT
-------------------------------------------- Software Loading CD for CP2 based units (c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used. -------------------------------------------- #CD:P 0 0 4 . 7 6 4 . 2 0 1 #DATE:2009-06-25 #Project: VWRNS #Author: RoNe #Steckbrief: C_EU_7.112_t1014 C4A/C5C/C6 #CommentStart: This is a SWL CD for VW delivery. #CommentEnd: #Integrationphase: Delivery cw22/09 C4A/C5C/C6-samples #VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680B/3C0035680C/7L6035680B #VwSwIndex:1200/1202 #AppsBuild:C_EU_7.112_t1014 C4A/C5C/C6