Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrade 0111 KW22-2010

Firmware Changes

Version 0111 – production (from week) KW22/2010
(any MDI’s produced or fitted in the factory from week 22 2010 onwards should have this version fitted out of the factory)

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for the latest version.

General Notes

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for general information on the firmware updates including restrictions, file formats and connectivity.

Firmware is for units with a software version of 0090 or greater, if firmware is unable to be updated or you have already flashed this version it will not load.

  • Download the firmware from one of the links below.
  • Extract the file using your preferred ZIP or RAR tool.
  • Copy the file mdi.bin.enc in the root (top) level of a USB flash drive and insert this into the USB cable.
  • Turn the headunit on or start the car and the update will proceed. If the MDI is selected the status will be displayed.
  • After around 1 minute the update will complete and the USB flash drive may be removed.

VW MDI 0111 KW22-2010 Firmware – RAR

VW MDI 0111 KW22-2010 Firmware – ZIP

Possible Error Messages during the update process

  • Update with older version is not possible
    • The file on the USB flash drive is older than the software version on the MDI.
  • Update on the same version is not possible
    • The file on the USB flash drive is the same as the software version on the MDI.
  • Update file is corrupted or damaged
    • Re download the file and start again
  • Multiple update files found
    • There are multiple update files in the root of the USB flash drive, delete the older versions and start again.
  • Update was terminated
    • An error has occurred in the update, start again.

USB Memory Sticks and Hard Drives

Acer128 MB, 1 GB
Apacer2 GB, 4 GB8 GB may not work correctly
BufalloHD-PS500U2 Ministation Turbo USB500 GBFormatted hard drive
CN MemorySD-Card2 GB
Blue Pearl128 MB
CorsairFlash Voyager Mini4 GB
Voyager8 GB, 16 GB
Flash Voyager32 GB
Dane-EleczLight1 GB, 4 GB
zMatePen1 GB
EmtecFlashdrive1 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
HamaFlash Pen Nizza16 GB
Icy BoxPortable Hard Drive60 GBFormatted hard drive
InovixIMP-651 GB
KingstonU3 Data1 GB
Data Traveler2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 32 GB
Data Traveler 22 GB, 32 GB
LacieLittle Disk 2,5 HDD500 GBFormatted hard drive
ItsaKey8 GB, 16 GB
LexarJump Drive1 GB
LG128 MB, 2 GB
USB Drive1 GB
X-Tick2 GB, 4 GBMay not work correctly
MaxfieldBlackline512 MB
My FlashA-data1 GB, 8 GB
OCZThrottle eSata Drive32 GBConnection via mini USB
PhilipsUSB Flash drive8 GB
PNYAttache Premium32 GB
Pretec256 MB, 4 GB
QimondaMemory1 GB
RidataEZ Drive2 GB, 4 GB
SamsungMighty Drive4 GB1 GB und 2 GB may not work correctly
S1 Mini120 GBFormatted hard drive
S2 Portable320 GBFormatted hard drive
SanDiskCruzer2 GB, 4 GB
Extreme Cruzer Contour8 GB
Ultra Backup16 GB
Sharkoon4 GB
Sony1 GB
Micro Vault4 GB
Sungoo2 GB
takeMSMEM-Drive Mini Metal4 GB, 8 GB
TranscendJetFlash512 MB
JetFlash 1204 GB
StoreJet 25 mobile250 GBFormatted hard drive
JetFlash V204 GB
JetFlash V304 GB
JetFlash V358 GB
Trekstor128 MB
DataStation pocket x.u80 GBFormatted hard drive
WoxterPocket X-Div Disco Duro 2,5"60 GB
VerbatimStore’n’Go4 GB, 8 GB

Portable Music Players

ManufacturerModelLatest Firmware CheckedCapacityComments
AiptekMP-1003256 MB
AppleiPod Mini1.4.14 GB, 6 GB
iPod Shuffle 1G, 2G, 3G1.11 GB, 2 GB, 4 GBThere can be no copy-protected files (eg ". M4p" files through it).
iPod Nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G1.0.31 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB
iPod 4G3.1.120 GB, 30 GB, 60 GB
iPod Video 5G1.330 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB
iPod Classic 6G, 6.5G1.1.280 GB, 120 GB, 160 GB
iPod Touch 1G, 2G, 3G3.1.38 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS3.1.38 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB
ArchosGemini 1041.2.054 GBOnly in disk mode
1064 GB
AV 5001.5.1330 GBOnly in disk mode
CowoniAudio71.164 GB, 16 GBMTP-Player
iAudio U51.134 GBMTP-Player
S92.088 GBMTP-Player
CreativeZenV01.21.01.E16 GB, 30 GBMTP-Player
Zen X-Fi1.03.0132 GBMTP-Player
Zen Stone Plus2 GB
Energy SystemLunnatic 3600 DuoV2.611.1022 GB
EU3CInfinity M25010.01.024 GB
iRiverClix1.152 GB, 4 GBMTP-Player
MPIOFY90001.00.00198 GB
OdysMP X10i4 GB
MP5 X601.004 GB
MP X66 Neo2.28 GB
OlympusM:robe2.125 GB
PhilipsGoGear1 GB
GoGear Spark2.742 GB
RokRugby256 MB
SamsungYH-925 GSV1.59ET20 GB
YP K33.052 GBMTP-Player
YP-P21.208 GBMTP-Player
YP-T101.298 GBMTP-Player
SanDiskSansa ClipV02.01.16A1 GB, 2 GBMTP-Player, V01.01.18E und V01.01.29F do not function
Sansa FuzeV01.01.11F2 GBMTP-Player
Sansa e250V01.02.18E2 GBMTP-Player
Sansa e280V03.01.11E, V01.02.18F8 GBMTP-Player
Sansa ViewV01.01.06F16 GBMTP-Player, Player must be powered on manually
SonyWalkman NWZ-E436FV1.024 GBMTP-Player
Walkman NWZ-A8261.012 GBMTP-Player
Walkman NWZ-S618F2 GB
TeacMP-2882 GB
TranscendT.sonic 8401.618 GB
TrekstoriBeat censo FM2 GB
Pocket X.u80 GB
WatsonMP3 184-64 GB
YakumoHypersound XD256 MB

Known Characteristics of Devices

Apple3rd Gen iPodPowerThe 3rd Gen iPod. MEDIA-IN can not be supplied with power via the interface. If the battery of the iPod is empty, it must be charged an external power supply.
iPod/iPhonePowerIf the battery is discharged of a connected device, you first have a basic charge established before the device is detected. So it can not be used immediately after being plugged in.
PowerIn some cases, the iPod does not recognize that he should charge to change. As a result, the iPod turns off after two minutes into break. In this case, the interface of the newly separated and are connected iPod.
General FunctionVarious iPod models or software versions (firmware levels) can have a different behaviour.
Volume AdjustmentThe volume from the iPod / iPhone, the AUX-level on the radio or radio navigation system also be lowered or raised above. If it comes to noise, the level setting to be adjusted.
BrowseAfter a device is connected, the browser-mode current track jumps are not. The necessary information is not available. It was only after a title on the browser is selected, this feature can be used. Please keep in mind that an engine start plugging an appliance here technically equivalent.
MixWhen you open the file browser in the mix mode, it does not jump to the current track. Only after disabling this feature is mix available again.
Repeat TitleVarious iPod models or software versions (firmware levels) result in the function "Repeat Title" from mistakes.
SpoolSome Apple products, it is not possible in the previous track coils (to vendor-specific behaviour).
Title informationSome devices provide no information sporadically track changes. In consequence of this title information with a title change is not updated.
PlaylistsThrough the library structure on Apple devices, functions that relate to a folder structure, not run as expected.
ScanIf only one title of the play list included in, the scan function is not available.
SortingOn some models, the song lists are sorted alphabetically by the iPod / iPhone not transmitted.
Interruption of the remote controlIf the music iPod / iPhone interrupted by, for example a telephone call on the speakerphone or a source of change can come through it to the iPod / iPhone to more then not remote control responding. In this case disconnect the device from the multimedia interface MEDIA-IN and connect it again.
Audio interruption when playing uninterrupted albums
Even with a marked disruption songs can change the song to audio interruptions occur. Reason is the lack of processing mechanisms of the iPod when connected to accessories.
iPhoneIncoming calls / Web searchWill the Apple iPhone on the MEDIA-IN port operated, there may be noise coming during an incoming call or for web search.
Error MessageThe message "This accessory was not designed for use with an iPhone" can be ignored.
Distorted audioIs an Apple iPhone to the MDI is connected and used as a phone (incoming or outgoing calls) so it can be temporarily distorted by the Apple iPhone get audio playback. This can be corrected in the the link with the MEDIA-IN for the Apple iPhone during the flight mode (Airplane Mode) enable.
Sound reproductionIn rare cases, the music from the iPhone 2G (1st Generation) for 2 to 3 seconds distorted and played with crackling sounds. This can not be made to the settings of the vehicle environment are influenced by change.
lack of soundIt may happen occasionally that an iPhone 3G/3GS the first ground the MEDIA-IN port outputs no sound after. The iPhone sound starts again only when the connection is interrupted briefly and new iPhone is made for.
iPod TouchSkipIf using an iPod touch in the song a title jump (Skip Backward) performed backwards, then the iPod Touch still jumps to the previous track. Other devices to jump from the third play second hand-always back to the beginning of the song.
SanDiskSansa ViewPlayer must be turned on in order to be recognized-IN MEDIA is from.
PhilipsGoGear SparkPlayPlayer always starts with the first track on.
allallFirmware levelsDifferent software versions (firmware levels) may have a different behavior.

32 comments to Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrade 0111 KW22-2010

  • john

    I use the new style western digital passport drive 500Gb works just fine 🙂

  • Paul

    Since I installed this firmware my MDI no longer remembers what track it was playing when it is powered off so each time I start the car it begins to play the first MP3 file in the root of the drive.

    I’m using a 160Gb 2.5″ SATA drive (I forget what brand and model) in an Icybox USB enclosure. Prior to this firmware it didn’t have this problem. Is it possible to downgrade the firmware?

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  • John

    My Ipod touch is doing the skip thing that youve listed under known characteristics what do i need to do to stop it. the car goes back to VW to sort on Thursday will they download new software to the car?


  • mike r

    hi guys–

    I can’t seem to find out HOW to apply this upgrade–do I format a memory card? Is there a USB port somewhere that I just haven’t found yet?


  • PFC

    I have upgraded my RCD 510 with this software update, but my iPhone 3GS 16G still skips at the start of each track.


  • Mrk


    How do I undo this update please?

    It hasn’t solved the ipod skipping issue, but has de-alphabetalised the ‘songs’ listing, and it leaves the ipod on when the ignition is switched off?

    My car is a March 2010 Scirocco.

    Thank you.

  • everal


    i have a skoda octavia modell base 2011. the mdi-interface works great…
    but when i will flash the new fw (22/2010) nothing is happen…

    only the information:
    sw update…

    i can see on the swing carradio….

    after waiting several minutes till to one hour….nothing happen…

    i have tested with two different flash drives (both works perfet for playing music on the mdi-interface)

    so anyone have a solution for this problem ???

  • Tony

    Why is the Media Device Interface (MDI) unable to access a USB Sandisk cruzer 8GB to play MP3 files. The USB stick is in FAT32 format and the MP3s play ok on the pc. If the MP3 files are copied to another USB stick; ie. 2GB and FAT format they can be played by the Media Device Interface (MDI).

  • Lex

    If I connect an ipod to the MDI, it remains on at all times (when the ignition is for a prolonged period).
    If I connect a USB hard drive will the hard drive always be powered on and always spinning the disk?
    How long would this take to drain the battery?
    Is there any way to get the MDI to power down when the ignition is off?

  • Dean

    I’m using a 32GB FAT32 USB stick, loaded with music from iTunes in Artist/Album folders (around 5000 tracks in total). When I use ‘Mix All’ on my RCD310, it seems to only shuffle between tracks in the first few folders (ones starting with artists starting with A, B, or C). I’m assuming this is a firmware issue with the MDI.. but before I try messing around with replacement firmware (and, givem my new Polo was a week 26 build I’m guessing it already has this firmware loaded), I wondered whether anyone else has experienced this. And, if you have, did you manage to find a fix?

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  • Tony

    Is there a way to find out my current version? Thanks…

  • dw

    Do you know when an update to play 4th gen ipod shuffle will be available?

  • Craig

    Has anyone managed to get a Windows Phone 7 device to play music via the MDI?

  • Matt

    I just got my mk6 SE golf. 59 plate reg sep 09.
    The MDI doesn’t like my old school iPod 3rd gen like the mk5 iPod connector did in my old Match.

    Will this update sort that out or do I need to buy a new iPod?
    It’s the White 3G one with grey LCD and 4 touch buttons along top of the scroll dial thing… 40gb

    Any help greatly received

  • Ben

    hi! I put on my Polo 6R a post car-delivery MDI but it doesn’t work well with my iPod 5G Photo 30gb (sound has a lot of distortion and base volume higher than usual!). I tried instead with my dealer iPhone 3GS 16gb and it worked perfectly! With this upgrade should it work?

  • Ben

    Maverick, looks like a new version has been recently released (22/2011)

    See link:

    Note the name is now different –> oledata.mso

    • Ben

      Watchout the upgrade; I had some problems with it and wrote to VW the following:
      hi! I download from your site the upgrade for the media-in device (valid from 22/2011, file name OLEDATA.MSO). I put it in my pen drive’s root, started my RCD510 and selected MEDIA-IN. After few seconds I got the following message: NO UPGRADE FOUND.

      Before swiitching off the car (New Polo GTI 6R) I noticed something strange on the cockpit.

      The following warning signals were on:
      – Tyre pressure monitor
      – ABS (blinking!!)
      – ESP/ASR
      – Engine/Catalyser

      Furthermore the reverse gear light, when selected, didn’t turn on!

      One hour later I started the car again and everything was perfect, as the day I got the car!

      Which can be, according to you, the reason of this temporary malfuction? Basing on my previous MDI Upgrade I can say the problem is the name of the file (previous one was MDI.BIN.ENC and now as I said OLEDATA.MSO)!

      Hope nothing happened to the car! This morning anyway everything was fine!

      Please let me know!


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  • n0r0b0t

    does anyone know how to play mp3 ‘s on RCD 310 from Samsung Galaxy Nexus WITHOUT resorting to cables (other than the media in-cable) or Buetooth???

  • Paul

    Could someone please answer this. When using a portable hard drive with the rns-315 via the mdi how does the hard drive need to be formatted, ntfs, fat32 or does it not matter? Also is there a limit to the size of he hard drive?

  • Arjen

    It needs to be formatted as FAT32. There is an immediate 2TB limit to FAT32 but the device cannot handle more than 5000 folders and 15000 files.

  • hid3

    DO NOT UPDATE to either 0150 or this 0240!!!

    It has got an annoying bug!

    When the tracks from USB flash switch to next automatically, often you get DOS filenames displayed instead of correct/full ones.


    File name is “Nicole Scherzinger – Don’t hold your breath.mp3”
    And on the radio it shows this: “NICOLE~1”

    Is there any way to downgrade version to 0111? I never had any problems with it.

  • Craig

    I own a mk6 golf 2010 GT TDi and the MDI I have will probably be the factory settings. I want to be able to use the green collared iphone 5/6 cable but understand I’ll need the update. Which would I need for this to work as there are many different ones to choose from? My car was registered in December 2010 so its past the week 22 as stated above.


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