Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

We strongly recommend that you read the details page prior to downloading and upgrading firmware for specific information pertaining to that firmware.

Also read the information on the Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade and Information page for further information on firmware versions, version numbering and types (factory, update and/or modified). Modified firmware generally has fixes for Regensburg syndrome, MP3 VBR Resume, Test Mode and fixes for Gateways.

Some files will require a password to open them, see below for a list of possible passwords – if there are any that are not listed please send them to us. The files are not hosted by us and may stop working at anytime, if this happens use the other links if available. 

Compatability

Hardware C3 to C12 can use firmware versions to 5238

Hardware C6 to C12 can use firmware versions to 5274.

Hardware C14 can use firmware 6276.

Refer to the Volkswagen RNS 510 Hardware and Software (firmware) Versions guide for more information.

Version 6xxx

 

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 6276 – Details (TBA)

 

Version 5xxx

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 5274 – Details

Update

 Update Modified

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 5269 – Details

Update

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 5238 – Details

Update

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 5218 – Details

Update

  • Download Location 1: RNS_510_FW_5218_update.rar – xxx.xxMB (coming soon)

Version 4xxx

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 4120 – Details

Update

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 4020 / 4022 / 4024 / 4026 / 4028 – Details

  • Download Location 1:

Version 3xxx

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 3980 / 3984 / 3986 / 3988 – Details

Update

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 3970 / 3974 / 3976 / 3978 – Details

Update

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 3930 / 3934 / 3936 / 3938 – Details

  • Download Location 1:

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 3890 / 3894 / 3896 / 3898 – Details

  • Download Location 1:

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 3810 / 3812 / 3814 / 3816 / 3818 – Details

Update

Update Modified (Regensburg syndrome, MP3 VBR Resume for revision A, B and C head units)

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 3810 / 3812 / 3814 / 3816 / 3818 – Details

Version 2xxx

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 2840 / 2844 / 2846 / 2848 – Details

  • Download Location 1:

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 2760 / 2762 / 2764 / 2766 / 2768 – Details

Resenburg Syndrome Firmware for revision A, B and C head units

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 2720 / 2722 / 2724 / 2726 / 2728 – Details (TBA)

Update

Update Modified

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 2700 / 2702 / 2704 / 2706 / 2708 – Details (TBA)

Update

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 2680 / 2682 / 2684 / 2686 / 2688 – Details

Factory

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 2660 / 2662 /2664 / 2666 / 2668 – Details 

  • Download Location 1:

Version 1xxx

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 1300 / 1302 / 1304 / 1306 / 1308 – Details

Update

  • Download Location 1: RNS_510_FW_1300_update.rar – xxx.xxMB
    (RNS_510_FW_1300_update.iso – xxx.xxMB)

Update Modified

Resenburg Syndrome Firmware for revision A, B and C head units

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 1200 / 1202 / 1204 / 1206 / 1208 – Details

  • Download Location 1: Unavailable

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 1120 / 1122 / 1124 / 1126 – Details

  • Download Location 1: Unavailable

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 1100 / 1102 – Details

Update

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 1020 / 1022 / 1024 / 1026 – Details

  • Download Location 1: Unavailable

Version 0xx

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 0900 / 0902 / 0904 – Details

  • Download Location 1: RNS_510_FW_900_update.rar – xxx.xxMB

 

Loading the firmware

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.

Downloading

Download the file(s) and extract them using winrar (if required) 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.

Steps to load firmware

  1. Unlock and/or open the car
  2. Do not start the car and do not insert the key in the ignition
  3. Turn the RNS 510 on and insert the firmware CD/DVD into the drive

 

Unofficial SWL recovery CD

This is used if the unit is stuck with Gateway Error 202 or similar and is unable to boot after the upgrade. It’s based on the 272x firmware but can be used to recover RNS 510’s running any version. Insert the media into the RNS 510 and start a new SWL process by pressing Setup + Eject +Info/Mic (top right hand button next to the DVD slot). It will attempt to restore a new SWL process and will enable it to boot up. (Thanks again to Josi)

Download Location 1: swl_fix.iso (3.75MB)

CAN Bus fix for old gateways
(power drain issues)

Early build Volkswagen cars can experience a power drain issue after upgrading to a RNS 510 running firmware 2660 or above, this fix can avoid having to upgrade the CAN Bus gateway below.

Further information can be found in this post – Upgrading 2nd generation radios (RCD 300, RCD 500) to 3rd generation (RCD 210, RCD 310, RNS 310, RCD 510) power drain issue

Download Location 1: 1200_gw_all.rar (3.84MB)

Passwords for RAR and ZIP files

  • boerse.bz
  • techmeister

 

Skoda Columbus (RNS 510) Fix

Updates gateway to enable the display on the instrument cluster to work, required when fitting a Skoda Columbus (Skoda branded RNS 510) to a pre facelift Octavia A5 or any Volkswagen.

1xxx/2xxx firmware
Download: Location 1
Filename: 2760_sk_fix.rar
Size: 3.84mb

3xxx/4xxx firmware
Download: Location 1
Filename: 4020_sk_fix.rar
Size: 3.9mb
(thanks to Josi for these fixes)

Format CD – HDD and Maps

This will format both partitions on HDD and all MP3 files and maps will be lost. Run it only if you have problems accessing audio files after software upgrade or you do want to install an older version Navi map. If you want to erase maps only and keep existing MP3 files, then edit the file WA\FORMHDB1.WSH and replace first symbol in line “hdTermFormat(“/hdb1″,3)” with #
In some rare cases the MP3 partition can not be formatted with this CD, if this happens downgrade to software 1200 (it will also format HDD) and then upgrade back to your current version.

Download: Location 1
Filename: 2720_form.rar
Size: 3.49mb
(thanks to Josi for this fix)

Format CD – Maps

This will format only the maps partition on the HDD and MP3 files should remain.

Download: Location 1
Filename: 2720_mpf.rar
Size: 35.96 kb
(thanks to Josi for this fix)

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