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)

102 comments to Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

  • GOLFER

    Hi i can not unlock the 7zip data with password..? whats wrong? tryed to enter techmeiser and boerse.bz password but it doesen’t work. files from version 6xxx. thanks for help

  • Tob

    Hello!
    Someone have one of these Firmware versions 3970 orginal

    My RNS510
    DPN: 1T0035680 H
    HW: H61
    SW: 3970 Orginal …Upgrade version 5274 🙁 no indications ..navi,radio on the dashboard :(:(:(

    Thank you very Much!

  • Tob

    Guys do not need to encode. OBD delete mistakes and everything works :):)

  • halil

    RNS_510_FW_6276_update.rar

  • Berry

    How do I know, witch version I have to take?
    Is it possible to chose automaticly for the highest version
    And do I have to download both of the locations?

  • Elvis.H

    Hi there! Can you help me how I can recover the Radio’s software of my Dad’s VW Tiguan 2.0 with this version RNS-510. Send me the the link to download software, and teach me how I can install it on VW Tiguan. Thanks!

  • Ronald

    Hello,

    I have a RNS 510 3C0 035 680C with SW:1200,
    where can I download FW 1200?
    On this site, is the download not working

    My problem is, My screen is not working and the RNS does not go out

    Thank you very much

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  • Peter

    Please help tried to update firmware to 5238 disk went in nothing happened then pulled it out and have black and grey radio screen no sound and firmware yyyy.

  • Raven

    With regards to the Canbus fix, after burning the software fix onto a DVD, I just insert it into the RNS? Anything else needed to be done? Thanks

  • […] dieser Seite (http://www.my-gti.com/…/…agen-rns-510-firmware-download-repository) gibt es auch 6xxx aber soweit ich es gelesen habe geht wahrscheinlich gerade mal 4xxx was auch ok […]

  • Frank

    Thank you for maintaining this site and the repository! However, for all the self-respecting people out there *not* using Nero, there is an easy way to turn *.nrg files into ‘real’ *.iso format: Fire up your linux box and use ‘dd’ to cut the first 300kb of the file because that’s all there is to Nero files; just a header of 300kb of junk (that’s why it’s so fucked up to distribute disc images in a proprietary format like *.nrg). Use [dd bs=1k if=firmware.nrg of=firmware.iso skip=300], replace ‘firmware’ with the name of the file you’ve downloaded, done. Now instead of a proprietary file format you have a ISO 9660 compliant image file which can be processed with any flavour of burning program you like.

  • Jeroen

    Hello all,

    Can anyone help me?
    Where can I download FW 1026 voor Seat Media System?

  • Manjeet Singh

    I have a passat CC manufactured in 2011 with RNS510. How do I upgrade firmware. Please advise. Have not done it since I got the car in Mar 2012

  • VK

    these are corrupted or damaged…..tried to use winrarr.
    Download Location 2-part1: 0kc-41cdpu6726ws015snr.7z.001 (194.55MB)
    Download Location 2-part2: 0kc-41cdpu6726ws015snr.7z.002 (681.46MB)
    Download Location 2-part3: 0kc-41cdpu6726ws015snr.7z.003 (66.78MB)

  • VK

    i put the cd in my rns 510 golf 5 but it says no readable files found. :'( i burned the location 1 only

  • VK

    how do i start the gps without inserting my key? i tried all the button on it and its not turning on

  • Patrick

    Hi,
    I am new to this forum.

    i would like to upgrade my RNS 510 (Firmware and Navi).
    At the moment 1022 is installed.
    Is it recommended to upgrade directly to 3810?
    I have some recorded routes, will it deleted?

    Furthermore, do not understand what and which file I have to edit, to access the setup menu without Vagcom/VCDS

    Some data of my RNS 510:
    http://www3.zippyshare.com/v/kyNmfUrZ/file.html
    http://www3.zippyshare.com/v/IJyrP151/file.html

  • THeOReos

    Hi Everybody, since google keeps targeting my to this page, you may can help me. For my Skoda Columbas (RNS510) with:
    Delivery: 3t0035680
    HW: H03
    SW: 0904

    I need a new firmware (preferably 1104, 1124 or 1164) as the unit got stuck in the bootloop this morning :-/ Could you guys please help me out???

  • VK It is not error selects all three files Right click and unzip ..

  • John

    I have inserted the image DVD into the unit from a cold start and all goes well (i.e. unit displays a valid image message) until I receive an 010306 error.

    Is there a workaround for this or am I attempting to upgrade a version that is not valid for my unit?

    Unit is 1T0035680P / H08 and current sw version is 5218

  • shad

    hi, i have rns 510 SW 3970 can it be upgraded to 6276 ?

  • Rafik

    hello, i have VW R20 2012 with RNS 510, version 3970.
    i get the famous error, SWL initialization in progress…..please wait. i downloaded the same version from your site trying to fix the issue, it did work, but when i switch off the car and restart again i have to insert the CD again and do the same procedure (pressing the three buttons in same time)
    is there a solution for this ??

    thanks & regards,

    • FatalSunrise

      I wrestled with this problem for a long time and there was no solution anywhere on the internet. Anyway I got past this by resetting to factory defaults and then resetting RNS-510 by pressing both arrow buttons on the left of the cd hole and the star button at the same time. After all these resets I was able to use firmware cds. I tried to install maps from SD-card and noticed that I could not use any firmware discs. This solution helped me to use firmware upgrade discs also. First I only tried to reset to factory defaults, but this didn’t help me. I needed to make the reset also.

  • Robbie

    Hi there, I need to know wich firmware upgrade is the best for my rns 510….
    rns 510
    1t0035680c
    hw55
    sw2840
    radio navigation b 17.09.2011

    Need more information please let me know..

    thanks a lot

    kind regards

  • D

    What should be a relatively easy process has turned into a real PITA! Two of the worst hosting sites used and no torrents makes life real difficult and tiresome for everyone, so every file I eventually manage to download is getting turned into a torrent and/or uploaded to MediaFire.

  • Jeff

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

    Download Location 1:

    WHERE????

  • francesco

    ciao son francesco tengo rns 510 versione 1T0035680B HW versione H03 SW versione 1200 HW RADIO 0004 HW vehicle 0XC201 ANNO 07/12/2007 quale aggiornamento posso usare????grazie

  • francesco

    Hello from Francis I own rns 510 version 1T0035680B HW radio 0004 HW version H03 SW version 1200 HW vehicle 0xC201 year 12/7/2007 which version can i updated i upload thnhs

  • Tanel

    Hello. I am very new to this stuff. Was wondering if anyone might help me, I have a Passat 2012, 1.4 TSI with RNS 510. The version shows 3970. Active map is easern europe and map version is 8350.
    Is that okey if I burn a cd with the 6276 version (this file: RNS_510_FW_6276_update.rar – 491.73MB). And try to install that? or should I download previous versions first?

    All answers are much appreciated!

    Thanks a lot,
    Tanel

  • Tanel

    Delivery part no is 1T0035680H, HW version H61

  • Jaro

    Hi,

    has anyone FW: 0900 or 1020??? Thank you

  • Alert

    Can someone link fw 0900 for download? Thanks.

  • cucoara costel

    Hello everybody.
    I have a RNS 510 C12 i’ve tried firmware 5238 and 5274 but i can’t get a gps fix. In hidden menu i get “Almanac Status” INVALID antenna is connected. Maps are installed.
    Any ideas?

  • joe

    Put SWL disc in and nothing….help

  • Hervé

    Hello
    I need information for my RNS510 1T0035680C with SW 2760 and HW H50.

    Which versions have to be done to finish with SW 5274?

    Excuse me for my English, Thanks in advance for your information

  • Andrew

    Hey guys. I rly need some advice.
    I update to few 5238 but I couldn’t load any maps from SD or DVD -DL. So I went ahead and assume that the FW install wasn’t properly so I tried to downgrade to 3810. The firmware loaded but after 10min rebooted and now I’m stuck in SWL boot menu (the which says please insert swl cd)

    Any opinions or suggestions ? Thank you

  • hello guys!! i have a rns 510 1t0035680 D and sw 5274 tha problem is when i wan to instal firmware navi stuck on ” error apps fragment file read”…i ve tried with many firmware and all block on that message..i m desperat ..what should i do?any answer will help.tahnks

  • Igor

    Links does not work any more!!! Please do not use these!
    Do someone have the “RNS_510_FW_5269_update.rar” and can give me an download?!

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