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

Version 2760 / 2762/ 2764 / 2766 / 2768 Firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released. The following are the features from 2660 and there is no word of new features in 2760.

  • Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • Speed Limit Display
  • Stability Improvements
  • Faster Startup (this has been improved on 2720)
  • Display OPS and RVC at the same time
  • SDHC 32 GB Support (HW04 and above)
  • Display Off on extras tab
  • Climatronic control if approriate climatronic fitted
  • Clock display if RNS 510 swtiched off (buggy)
  • Excluded roads (under route options)
  • GPS coordinates entry
  • Additional adjustments for video
  • Larger RVC screen with transparent menus at the side

Units that can be upgraded include (still being compiled may not be 100%)

  • 1T0 035 680 C (1T0035680 C) from software version 1000, 800,  900, 1100 and 2660 to version 2700.
  • 7L6 035 680 C (7L6035680C) from software version 1002,  1022, 1102 and 2664 to version 2700.
  • 3T0 035 680 A (3T0035680A) to version 2704.
  • 7F0 035 680 (7F0035680) to version 2700.
  • 7E0 035 680 (7E0035680) to version 2700.
  • Further to follow as the firmware is loaded.
  • USA Firmware has yet to be released
  • Revision A units can be upgraded with the modified firmware (see link below) – thanks to Josi (also for the unofficial SWL recovery CD)

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 WILL 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 will 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! There are a small number of users where the RNS 510 does not know where it is after it’s been powered on, details of the previous location are kept in the unit but at this stage there is no pattern to this problem.

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.

Warning! Users with the Skoda UHV bluetooth 1Z0 035 729 B (1Z0035729B) may want to delay upgrading the firmware, there is an issue with the RNS 510 no longer displaying the phone book and/or the call details but signal strength etc are visible for some phones. My HTC Diamond for example worked fine before the update but only partially afterwards however my Iphone 3G worked fine before and after. This is not a problem with the 1Z0 035 729 D (1Z0035729D) Skoda UHV bluetooth kit. The MFD functions as per normal with phone book and last calls listed correctly. Android 2.1 phones work fine with the update.

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).

Download Firmware Upgrade

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

Version Information from VERSION.TXT

Software Loading CD for CP2 based units

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.

#CD:P 0 0 4 . 8 7 5 . 3 0 1

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: RoNe
#Steckbrief: C_EU_9.242_t520 C6

This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.


#Integrationphase: Delivery cw45/09 C6-samples
#AppsBuild:C_EU_9.242_t520 C6


154 comments to Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 2760 / 2762 / 2764 / 2766 / 2768

  • Dbert

    Isn’t this like, REALLY old news?

  • Murray

    So is this an update on 2720 as the list of features appears to be the same or does it simply correct some of the issues that 2720 has?


  • Frank H

    can this update be used on 3c0 035 684 C (HW:06 SW:1000)? maps and music will be erased right? Thanks

    • rv65

      Your unit is a US unit. This Firmware is for Euro models only. You’ll need to wait until a newer US unit comes out unless you want a doorstop.

  • fabio

    I noticed that the representation on map location of the car is further back than the actual, you quanche solution on this type of problem?

  • Ant

    nop,it is new, the previous version is 2720 / 2722/ 2724 / 2726 / 2728

  • gsus

    Hi! mates, I just already change my MFD2 in Seat ALTEA and I get the new RNS 510 but it only recognize + – volumen buttons and all the instructions is in German language. So I´m helpless, I need some help about this. If I update the firmware I would have maps, navigation, media and all I had in my old MFD2, and also Parrot 3200 running.
    Thnxs to as all and sorry about my English.

  • Murray

    Well, I have tried the update and am now wondering where I went wrong? All I get now is a red screen that says “system cant start up” and that I should insert software cd. I tried this many times and have also tried the fix disc and tried reverting to an earlier SW that I know works but still can’t get it to load the SW.

    Any suggestions other than “take it to the dealer on Monday”



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  • Murray

    Well I perservered and it finally loaded but no discernable changes to speak of thus far.



  • RalphMalph

    Will this update erase the music ?
    Will multi-functional-steering-wheel keep on working as it is , so with the buttons
    Are the menu-options radio and navigation in the maxidot ?

  • kimkira

    Hi Josi, you can modify the firmware 2760 for A devices?

  • Ralph

    Update succesful!
    But the problem stays: system keeps asking for navi cd/dvd. When I put de navi dvd in it’s not asking to copy it to HDD. I can only navigate when DVD is in the system.

    Does someone have a solution for this?!
    (downgrading won’t help)
    (change CD label and info wont’t help)

    Please help!

  • Stefanos

    Columbus, PART NUMBER: 3T0 035 680, HW:H11

    + Firmware works fine, didn’t loose map or mp3 content in HD, steering wheel support OK.
    – SDHC 32 GB doesn’t work, the representation on map location of the car is further back than the actual.

  • Ozzii

    The solution it’s to use the CD to completely delete the Hard Drive.
    After that you can install the navigation disk.
    Or you must downgrade to a version who is a factory firmware (delete all HDD and setup to factory).

    • Ralph

      Hi Ozzii!

      Downgrading to 2684 ( latest official firmware ) is not possible.
      I enabled the option op downgrading in hidden setup menu, but without effect!

      What do you mean by a CD to completely delete Hard Drive? What kind of CD?

  • Berti

    …does it fix the Regensburg-Syndrom?

  • Pit

    I am too. Help!!!!!

  • Ralph

    Okey, after a call with Continental, I know what causes the problems!
    They have a system for combinations. So for example type 1T0035680A with HW 11 can only work with firmware 2684.

    If you update the firmware anyway, you get problems like poor signal of GPS, not reading navi harddisk, e.d.

    • Axel

      I have the same problem too!
      But I make same interesting observations:
      If I use the car (passat, Juni 08) over same hours and I start the car 3 or 4 times, the navi starts form harddisk. I also have problems with the use of the media-button. During the time I only can use the navi with the DVD I can’t use the media-button. It shows the message: System is starting. At the same time I can use the navi from harddisk, I can use the media-button and I see my music on sd or harddisk. Everything works well. I also change the firmeware some times. Is there a solution by Continental to solve the problem?

  • Patrick

    Why are folks in a hurry to install this? Is what you have works..leave it alone!

    • Ralph

      Well Patrick, some people are having troubles with their navigation system and are hoping the new firmware will fix it!

      But you are right, if everything is working, leave it alone!!!

  • Furio

    In this firmware advanced setup for VW is enabled. But NOT for Skoda. See if you wish to enable it.

  • supercc

    BUG found: everytime the navigation is started, the voice guidance comes back on, even if it has been previously disabled, or defined as dynamic.
    INFO: had version 2720; voice control is active (mic rerouted from BT unit).

    Can anyone confirm?

  • Patrick

    I guess that’s a good reason, but one should be SURE about things before they install. We all know this is NOT a cheap piece of kit!! I for one would freak out if I bricked it. 😉

  • Ralph

    Here you can find some information about several types of RNS510.
    For example what code 3T0035680A means 😉

  • Marco

    Hi all,
    I was wondering if this release fixes the problem with double counting overlapping traffic jams. I notice this quite regularly and as a consequence the system starts rerouting like bananas.

    • Gulan

      Anyway, in 2720 this bug wasn’t solved. It’s hard to say fore 2760, in fact there aren’t any release notes. I only will install if i know it’s worthwhile.

  • josi

    Modified 2760 software: – 2760_all.rar to run on all RNS-510 revisions, including Rev. A – 2760_ogw.rar – the same but with gateway code (VUCI) from software 1200

    • EastsidE

      hello josi,

      is it possible to enable the wma-drm playback with some changes in the actuall sw from the rns 510? i think the ability to play wma-drm is blocked from vw with some settings in the sw…!?

      thx for answer,


    • Jay

      Hello Josi,

      I have a Touran of the year 2004, Yesterday I bought a RNS510 Rev. A. I expect that my car has the previous (older) CAN Bus system.
      Just to be sure I want to ask if the JOSI 2760_ogw is the software that I need to upgrade my RNS510 unit so that I will not face the battery drain problems?

      If the 2760_ogw is the correct one… can I just update the unit while it is placed IN the car or do I need to take the Unit out and upgrade the system on external power Unit?

      Hope to hear from you soon

  • Fernando

    Hello josi. I have a touareg with RNS-510 7L6035680-A with firmware 2660, so the software now with the vagcom it say rev.C. Which firmware shoul I install, the 2760_all or the 2760_ogw?

    Thank you

    • josi

      If you don’t have a battery drain problem with 2660, then install 2760_all. 2760_ogw is for cars with old CAN gateways (pre-K versions).

  • rv65

    VW has recently released SWL 1300 and 2800. 1300 is for A/B models while 2800 is for C revisions and maybe the newer B models.

    • JD SIX

      Has anyone tried 2800 yet? I can find download links on file share websites but no actual info about 2800.

      Thanks for all the info / experience everyone has posted so far.



  • M0usebeard

    Anyone seen a working download link for the 2800 yet?

  • Zamani

    Really thanks!, now I finally got sdhc support and the rns is faster than ever. Stupid Vw Service didn’t update it like I did.

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  • Delator

    After installing this firmware i have lost screen touch, seems like there is no communication with the car. Tried the downgrading file but now I can only use the radio, the screen does not response and cannot turn off the navy with the on/off button.
    Please help.

  • JED78

    Update works fine, but no change compare with SW2660. Same bug for NAV – Always start from Germany Regensburg !!! and doesn’t keep in memory the playback position of MP3 track when stop the unit. This means that when you start the next days for example, it play again same track from the beginning (For short track no problem, but for long one it’s not so nice)

    Is there any possibility to solve those both problems ??


    JED from France
    Golf GT 2.0TDI 140

  • JED78
    There is a solution for keeping playback position of mp3 in the memory after you switch off the unit. Just before you’ll stop the unit, please change the source of sound. For example: if You are listening to the music from “HDD”, change to “CD” or “SD” or “AUX” and stop the unit. When You’ll start the unit next time, just change the source back to “HDD”.
    It works for me. 🙂

    • JED78

      Thanks for that. In fact I already found this by switching in Tuner mode, but it’s not really the solution.
      I can’t understand why those different SW have this problem. Originaly my RNS510 was ok with the original SW, but with less features… If the SW are official, why those problem exists ? I can’t imagine that, especially for the starting nav position !!

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  • maulbongo

    Hi there.

    For this new Firmware, do I still need to do these steps:

    Note! Skoda owners

    1. Extract files PQTABLE and SKTABLE from image (use magiciso or ultraiso). Files can be found from path: \VUCI\B101\RNSMIDEC\PROG
    2. Switch the filenames by just renaming SKTABLE to PQTABLE and vice versa
    3. Overwrite the renamed files back to image and save the image. Burn this image to DVD or CD.
    4. Load or reload the Firmware to your RNS-510 using the steps below.
    5. Voilá… buttons are back!

    Or not?

  • EastsidE

    hi josi,

    is it possible to enable the wma-drm-playback in the sw from the RNS510?! i think it is blocked by the sw from vw/conti…

    thx for your answer,


  • 2b

    Touran MY 06/2008
    Used Firmware: Josi’s 2760_all
    Update successfully finished!
    No Regensburg
    No coding was neccessary
    No data was deleted from the HDD
    Hidden menu available

    I used Josis 2760_all because I had no way to check which model is built in, but its a C – Version. Update took one hour.

    Is there an option to check if I’ll have the powerdrain problem?


    • 2b

      Hi EastsidE,

      as I wrote, I had no option to check the index and i wont dismount anything…but if you use the 2760_all I think you’ll have no problem but i can’t promise that.
      I’ve a MSW and MFD and both are working, also ther’s no powerdrain problem.

      Thanks Josi for that sw.

      Best regards,

  • EastsidE

    hi 2b,

    after updating with sw 2760 the index changes always to C in the software from the rns 510 (for example in the hidden menu)! you can check after updateprocess the original index only by removing the rns510 and take a look at the original label from the manufacturer! pls post the original index, sw and hw version from the label, so i can see if is possible for me to update my rns 510 with sw 2760 to…
    my touran is MY 03/2008

    thanks EastsidE

  • maulbongo

    Hi folks,

    For this new Firmware, do I still need to do these steps:

    Note! Skoda owners

    1. Extract files PQTABLE and SKTABLE from image (use magiciso or ultraiso). Files can be found from path: \VUCI\B101\RNSMIDEC\PROG
    2. Switch the filenames by just renaming SKTABLE to PQTABLE and vice versa
    3. Overwrite the renamed files back to image and save the image. Burn this image to DVD or CD.
    4. Load or reload the Firmware to your RNS-510 using the steps below.
    5. Voilá… buttons are back!

    Or not?

    Ok, I checked it out, yesterday I got my skoda superb and I updated the fw without changing the two files and all is going really smooth.

  • Gulan

    I know the latest firmwares here give you a so called C-version.
    But what I really don’t understand is that the hidden menu tells me that I have an H01.
    That is really odd, it’s a passat bluemotion from 07/2009 with an factory-build rns (Germany). The hardware version should be much higher if you check some posts about the relation between hardware version and the fact that it is an A, B or C version.
    Any tips on this.

    PS: never had any problems with 2660 and 2720

  • Dave

    I am using 2720 for a while now in my Skoda Octavia from 09/2009. I have no problems at all with this firmware. The only thing I notice sometimes is that when the rns510 is just switched on, the next and previous buttons of the music player are appearing delayed on screen. So the music is already playing and after a while the next and previous buttons are appearing on the screen. As long as they are not on the screen I can not skip to the previous/next song. after 5 seconds the buttons are drawn on the screen and everything works fine.

  • Shady

    I just upgraded my rns 510 B from 1100 to 2700… There is one little problem the fan wont stop working why?..Had the same problem with the 2660..
    can somebody help me please… thanks

  • Shady

    Come on somebody please help….

  • David

    Hi all,

    tahnks for this useful post and site. Can any of you tell me if is possible, with last versions, to use the voice command in Spanish?

    Thanks in advance!!


  • Delator

    After this upgrade I had to sent the unit to be fixed and now everything is smooth and working again

  • Tourist

    Updated yesterday. Works flawless. Finally I can get rid of the Climatronic pop-ups.



  • Dallas

    I installed the new update to 2760.
    You dont have to change the internal code to access the extra setup menu as its already fitted in the downloadable package.
    (you can see ur version code but apart from that its as good as useless)

    Everything works ok only thing : the DVD/drive trick does not work anymore.

    The i + Tone for watching dvd whilst driving is not working anymore.
    Tried the mic + Tone : didnt work either.

    Any suggestions anyone?

  • molo

    I was trying to update the firmware on my unit (3C0 035 684A) from 0360 to 0380 and now I am stuck on this screen that says;

    SWL Error
    Error – APPS – Fragment File read

    A SWL error ocurred and now the Maximum SWL Error Count has been reached. SWL is now Blocked until a power cycle is instigated with the following SWL 3 button combination – + +

    I tried pressing these 3 buttons but nothing seems to happen, If I press the and day/night buttom (MIC/i) the unit will reboot; will show the VW start up screen, after that the screen it will turn black with the message: Initialising SWL but after that it will take me to the same problem screen.

    I have downloaded both 0360 and 0380 firmwares, but none of them seems to be worked after rebooting.

    Any ideas? where can i get it fixed?


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