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

Update Modified

 

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 5218 – Details

Update

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:  RNS_510_FW_3980_update.rar – 486.06MB

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

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

Update 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

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

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)

133 comments to Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

  • aydin

    please very urgent help me 1T0 035 680 B hw:H02 sw:0800 which one of them above.. is ok for my rns510? which? tried almost all but never get a gut result… please help me

  • Alex

    Hi guys,
    I need help. There is 3TO 035680 A HW:06 SW:2724 on the block but when on the screen I see this: 3TO 035680 B HW:06 SW:3894.
    Skoda Octavia A5 2008, Columbus from Passat.
    I have to update firmware because I have some problem with this version now.
    So, I need help that which version I have to burn.
    P.S. Sorry that I typed second message.

  • Soner

    Hi
    Which one is most stable to download and Update to:
    Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade version 5238 – Details

    Update

    Download Location 1: RNS_510_FW_5238_update.rar – 493.13MB
    (RNS_510_FW_5238_update.iso – 700,196KB)
    Download Location 2: FW_5238_ORIG.iso (638.79MB)
    Download Location 3: AU_FW_5238_90_5_5.iso
    Update Modified

    Download Location 1: RNS_510_FW_5238_update_modified.rar – 493.13MB
    (RNS_510_FW_5238_update_modified.iso – 698,052KB)

  • Fouad

    Hi everyone , any informations About a RNS 510 PART NUMBER 3C8 035 685A HW:H30 SW1088 with only english and korean langages. I have a tiguan 2016 old version.

  • it0035680 rns510.what is the software for this?

  • klingklang

    please help, stuck in boot loop, I saw that I need SWL or something. By chance, many years ago I took a picture of my setup screen and it was in my backup. can you pinpoint me to the most recent right file I culd use?

    delivery part num: 3C0035684E
    HW version: H59
    SW version: 2625
    SV SW version: C_NAR_10.697_t1
    HW vehicule: 0xCA01

  • Serdar Kaya

    During a upgrade the rns 520 stop en de touchscrezn don’t work new? What can i do??

  • myshu2006

    I have a rns 510 navigation on a passat B7 and I have the following.
    I updated the firmware from 5218 to 5238 by Josy and it happened the following thing that I do not know if the normal delivery part number has changed from 1T0035680P to 7L6035680C. Is it normal? It works but instead I do not see the mfd radio and compass and I do not go the volume buttons and changed the positions on the steering wheel. I tried to activate with vcds but nothing, give the radio and compass on the mfd and disappear. ?
    Thank you!

  • Giuseppe

    Hi all
    the correct version for my rns510
    1T0035680A HW:H04 SW:1020
    thanks in advance
    Giuseppe

  • Peter Štofa?ák

    Hi,

    I want to ask, if exist also Skoda Fix for FW 5238. Can you help me with this???

    Thanks
    Peter

  • milan

    hello can you please help me i have 2014 passat 1.8 t and i need update my RNS510 HV:21 SW:4369 with one software need be use

  • almir

    what sw i need for my RNS 510 1T003568A
    HW H04
    SW 1000. I WILL MAKE A LINK TO PLEASE YOU.

  • sboz

    Where Can i get the 4366 FW For 3C0035684G.Please helps.

  • A

    Hi everyone, am experience this issue with my RNS 510 passat cc 2012, suddenly it changed to dutch language !!!! plus their is radio no sound even Bluetooth…..kindly advice what need to been done, also do i need to update the firmware

  • zaidi

    Can somebody help to find the technical manual or hand book for an autoradio 3c8-035-685 A I appreciate your help in advance my email medzaidi26@gmail.com

  • azur

    hello wich firmware contain croatian or serbian langue for rns 510 and 810, or how can i activate.ty

  • azur

    hello vich firmware for rns 510 or 810 contan serbian or croatian langue , or how can i activate it .t.y.

  • Dmitriy

    Hi man.
    I need SW for my RNS510 Japan version.
    7L6 035 681A
    HW: H02
    SW:0140
    I appreciate your help in advance my email dm_krs@mail.ru

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