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

  • Jim

    Just got hold of a RNS510 “C” set which came with SW2600 stated on the label.

    Found that the GPS is not as accurate as my previous “B” set with an upgraded SW2680.

    When I tried to upgrade the SW with the SW2600 disc, it reject it saying that a higher software is being used.

    Suspect that the previous owner may have upgraded it to the SW2700.

    How can I downgrade the software ?

  • Constantinos

    Hi all,

    i have istalled the RNS 510 (1T0 035 680 B) HW:H11 (initial software SW:1200 updated to 2660).
    As for me everything works perfect,expect a noise that i use to hear (similar to CD/DVD working)even if i close the RNS from operate button and take off car’s key from the ignition.
    I have asked the dealer about and the they told me that this is normal because of RNS’s cooling system.
    This logic to happen when the RNS is working and or because of the heat.
    But when the car is parked for 8 hours in -4 parking of a building (at least 5 degrees less heat)it is not logic to hear the cooling system as they state.
    Have you faced something like that?

    I forgot to mention that my car is VW EOS 2.0 FSI of 2007 and i had faced drive train issues when i changed my RCD 300 mp3 to RCD 500 touch screen.
    Then i changed CAN Bus and the problem solved.
    I have not faced any battery issues with RNS 510 expect of this noise..which freaks me out.

    • mkaragiannis

      Hi Constantine,
      this actually is very normal!!!!! cause rns510 an internal sensor for heating…. so, no worries just enjoy your new gadget

  • Etty Roma

    Firmware 1300 & 2800 announced

    New firmware for the RNS510 (B and C models) has been announced (only for European models):

    Firmware for B-model only :

    #CD:P 0 0 4 . 9 3 4 . 3 0 4

    #Project: VWRNS
    #Author: RoNe
    #Description: C_EU_9.242_t560 C6

    This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.


    #Integrationphase: Delivery cw45/09 C6-samples
    #AppsBuild:C_EU_9.242_t560 C6


    Firmware for C-model only :

    #CD:P 0 0 4 . 8 9 6 . 3 0 1

    #Project: VWRNS
    #Author: RoNe
    #Description: C_EU_9.242_t540 C6

    This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.


    #Integrationphase: Delivery cw45/09 C6-samples
    #AppsBuild:C_EU_9.242_t540 C6


    At the moment not details about the software changes available.


  • Tony aka

    HI to all,
    I just bought my rns 510, but the commands on steering wheel, don’t work, can anyone give me some tips, and if I upgrade to firmware 2760, is it inportant which is my model A,B or C.
    thx in advance.

  • AL

    Upgraded my firmware and now the units language is german! Dont know how to change this and also asking for the dvd for gps (i assume it is in german) Can anyone help?

  • Constantinos

    Thank you very much mkaragiannis

  • broit

    For anyone who needs the info: I upgraded my dutch octavia facelift 01/2010 (business line model with xenon, premium bluetooth factory installed and steering wheel control) with the josi 2764 firmware. Everything went smooth. It took 52 minutes. After the 52 minutes i had no navigation and audio anymore in my maxidot (I’ve resetted the columbus, startted the car a few times). I just closed the car for about an hour. After that i started the car and the audio and navigation were back. It just takes a while (and a few sweat drops ofcourse).
    For now (2 weeks) everyhting is stable and everything works. even the bluetooth carkit and the steering wheel controls.

  • tony aka

    Hello anyone,
    firmware 2760 is useless, can somebody tell me how to downgrade to firmware 1200, I dont know how to do it.
    I tried to burn a dvd with firmware 1200 and when I put it into rns 510, it says error cd/dvd.
    And when I push eject+mic+setup doesn’t recognize it, says error cd/dvd.
    Can someone discribe me the step by step way please!.

  • Kleini


    Just updatet my RNS 510 it went fine and process ended with the unit ejecting the firmware dvd BUT now my unit is “dead” black screen and I can’t turn it on. Please help….

    Best regards

  • Erik


    Updated my rns columbus with 2664(switched the sktable and pqtable files). Upgrade went ok, no problem but after the reboot no touchscreen and having the powerdraine problem. Does anyone has firmware versions 1004 or 1024 for the skoda columbus?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Jay


    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?

    Please help me…

  • obistro

    how do i know what’s the current firmware? i bought a passat last June 2010. i have the in-factory fitted rns510

  • Kimmo


    I have just installed RNS510(model C) to my 07 Passat and updated to ogw firmware because I have old can Gateway.
    But the problem is that I have factory installed Premium Bluetooth (3C0035730B under the passenger seat) and RNS510 does not show anything when pressed Phone-button, it just mutes the radio. I can see phone and phonebook in MFD and make phone calls with steering wheel buttons.
    There is no telephone related settings visible in RNS and I found no options related to this with VCDS.

    Is my premium bluetooth too old or RNS misconfigured or something else?

    I’d appreciate if someone could give me any hints how to proceed

  • matt80tv

    If you have above K revision Gateway:

    If you have below K revision Gateway (to stop battery drain):


  • col

    I have tried to upgrade to fw 2680. Update stops at 29% reporting error 010302. Changing the media according to the hint message on the display has no effect (I have tried CD, CD RW, burning in different drives, speeds….). Does anybody know any solution or reason? Thanks!

  • Smitko


    I have updated the firmware of my RNS510 to 2760 and till then I cannot update the maps. I insert the new CD, it’s recognized as Navigation CD and I’ve been asked if “Continue?”, but after that the system freeze to “Please wait”. I tried at least five different CD’s.

    Could you please give me some advice?

  • […] anyone was thinking about updating their firmware, that I updated my RNS 510 to version 2760 from: Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 2760 / 2762 / 2764 / 2766 / 2768 | No issues and I am using V3 maps and I am able to use SDHC cards (the main reason why I updated […]


    I have questions regarding files I downloaded from rapidshare.
    There are 4 RAR files 2760.part1 to part4. When you open them, they all look the same.
    Which one should I use to burn CD?
    Is there anything I missunderstood ?

    I tried the first one but when I am trying to use the CD in my RNS510 I got message “SWL ERROR”

    Thanks for your help.



  • mati

    just flashed 2760 over 0940 in columbus (superb II) and maps were NOT wiped, so statement at the beginning is wrong. All functions working properly (Steering wheel, climatronic controls etc)

  • Pete

    I have downgraded a C version to firmware 1200(due to power drain isue) in a Passat 2006. Every thing whent as it should, but next day the RNS is not able to start as is should.
    When powered up, the radio starts, and plays, pushing setup the rns is writing “system starting” and after a while the RNS is shutting down. The only thing there is working is the radio, and only for a short time (2 – 3 minnuts)

    Is there anyone, who have a solution one my problem?



  • Jim

    Can this software be used on the Touareg RNS510 ? Same ?

  • MhiVorG

    I updated, and ok, but now I have not the GPS information on FIS… Please Help!! Someone know what is the problem or I need to downgrade to 2600

  • Fabrizio

    I’m trying to extract the files but there’s an errore with the password…is it correct??

  • freewheeling rs

    Hi Josi,
    i have installed the 2720_all_v1 on my Skoda Columbus A Unit and it works fine so far.
    Sometimes when I start the car (after hours standing in Garage) the Radio Screen appears directly, otherwise it starts with the Welcome Screen an ‘System startup’ message.
    I think I have the Battery Drain Problem sometimes.
    My Can Gateway:
    Adresse 19: Diagnoseinterface Labeldatei: MFT\1K0-907-530.lbl
    Teilenummer SW: 1K0 907 530 P HW: 1K0 907 951
    Bauteil: J533__Gateway H16 0191
    Revision: H16 Seriennummer: 2000K07B2400AB
    Codierung: E9817F4E5006022302
    Betriebsnr.: WSC 70432 175 55209
    VCID: 34484CC12E49

    Is it too old? So I musst update the Gateway an flash 2760_all, or could it be fixed by flashing the 2760_ogw without changeing the Gateway.

    You may keep all the mistakes in writing, you find! *lol*
    Kind Regards by Franklyn

  • Peter


    I have one question is any possibility to upgrade that the unit will read anything else from SD card. Some lossless formats like WAV, FLAC?



  • JonJon

    How do i know which version of navigation i’m using?


  • Constantinos

    does any one know where can i find the latest maps for western eupore?
    i have the version v6.1

  • Frederik

    Will upgrading on a 7L6 035 680 A HW 04 SW 1022 system work? I’m afraid to upgrade because of the VW soundsystem coding I need. Had to send my unit to Germany in the past to have it properly coded…

  • PanBambaryla

    People are talking about firmware version 3800 with Polish interface among others.

    Has anybody heard something about it?

    Please, have a look at this thread:

  • Smitko

    Hi. As Ic ould not update my maps after I made a 2760 firmware upgrade, I’ve tried to downgrade back to 1100. I got Error 239 when APPL loading and the SWL downrade stopped. Then I got a message that “SWL is blocked” untill I use the Setup+Mic+Eject combination. Now there’s no software, the system didn’t work and I cannot upload any version. I tried with 2700, 2760 again, 2680 (got power drain) and 1100 (again same error – error mem full). Only the 2720fix can be loaded, but even afte I get the “SWL success”message, I cannot upload anything other. Even the welcome message “VW Navigation”is missing!
    Can someone help me?

  • Smitko

    Finally I succeed to restore the system with 2760/1200 software thanks to Josi. I still have problem with uploading new maps – I tried to upload V7 and V6 maps, but there’s no pop-up “Save or Temporary use”. Do you know how can I solve it? The only version I can save is with V4 maps.

  • jettaTSI11

    Hello everyone,

    Has anybody loaded CD_7334 Eastern Europe V7.0 ?? Does it include Turkey ?
    I will download and load, 2011 Jetta / RNS-510.
    Does it also require latest (2760) firmware ?

    Any help appreciated.

  • Constantinos

    any link for V.7 maps for west Europe?

  • Constantinos

    also it would be perfect if someone can provide me a tutorial how to burn the downloaded result?
    which software is recommended?
    shall i use a CD or DVD ?any specification DVD+R?or all formats of DVD’s?

  • Hans

    release notes say:
    D?nemark Spanien Frankreich Griechenland Gro?-Britannien Irland Portugal Schweiz
    Deutschland ?sterreich Belgien Finnland Slowakei Tschechische Republik Ungarn
    Italien Niederlande Polen Andorra Gibraltar Liechtenstein Luxemburg Monaco
    Norwegen San Marino Schweden Vatikanstadt

  • gindanezu

    very much thank you
    updated nice and easy on octavia rs with A version navigation, starting from swl 1004
    using josi ‘ link – 2760_all.rar
    no problems detected yet.

  • OHNO

    Please help….

    After opgrading RNS510 1T0035680B from FW1200 to FW2720. The compass and navi info is gone in the small MFD display, how do I enable this? I have VAGCOM

    The back camera has to be closed manaully normal it stoped after a few sec. in D or P, does anyone have a solution?

    Please help, else everthing worked OK.

  • Constantinos

    Does anyone know which links i have to download in order to get V.7 maps for Greece?
    Also which software is recommended in order to burn the downloaded result into DVD?
    is there any tutorial about it?
    Shall i use DVD+R or all DVD formats are acceptable?

  • valenciaendoor

    I updated my 3T0 035 680 Columbus unit to 2764. There was no problem. After that i upgraded the map from V6 to V7, it seemed as it completed and it was working last night. This morning navigation had gone it asked me to “insert the navigation dvd”. When the navigation dvd installed it is okey, when it is not no navigation and the same warning.

    I tried to reload the map but it does not load it.

    What should i do? How can i resolve the problem?

  • […] before I give up. As for the firmware, don't need to bother our Lithuanian friend. If you follow this webspage then you should be able to upgrade the firmware yourself. Perhaps double check with others first […]

  • Peter

    Hi guys. I have a 1T0 035 680 B with firmware 1200 (I don’t know if it has been upgraded, that’s the factory firmware). What firmware can I use to update my RNS? I have a 2008 Golf MK5

  • JD SIX


    In the last few days I upgraded my RNS 510 from orininal FW to 2660. This went fine except I lost AUDIO and NAVIGATION from my MFD clucster disply. I then upgraded to 2760 to see if this would fix the probelm – it did not.

    I have read here that some others have had same problem but i have not read any solutions bar one whcih was to reboot a few times using SETUP, EJECT, I. This does not work for me as it does not reboot, in fact pressing the I makes the system come out with some dialog about voice commands.

    Can anybody help with this problem please. I do not have VAGCOM. My vehicle is 09 plate under warranty however I suspect having used this FW VW will not see this as a warranty issue. Any thoughts on that?

    Thanks for all the great info already on this forum.

    Cheers JD

  • Francesco

    Hello, I’ve a problem!! I’m trying someone who can help me.
    I’ve a RNS 510 HW H11 SW1120 , but I don’t know wich firmware to use for updated my navi! Please, help me. Thank you

  • Have updated my 510 ‘B’ model to 2760, works like a charm ! thanks for that.


  • Charles

    I have a 1T0035680B unit. I see this will work on the 1T0035680 C unit, but will it work on the ‘B’? I’m currently running firmware revision 1200.

    Any help would be massively appreciated…

  • tuurlijk

    I Have RNS510 H14 SW3814 ( D model ) with 7.1 maps working ok, new voice control extras, better POI addition possible.
    map and firware are available on news servers.
    Tip: Burn lowest speed.

    Firmware 3970, didnt test it yet.

  • how do you get these on the disk??
    yes i’m blonde, but need help :-0

    so i’ve downloaded the 4 parts and have them open in 4 separate winRAR program windows. when i try and extract part 1 it says insert disc for part 2 and so on for part 3 and 4.
    how do you get these onto one disc. it maybe i’m just doing something wrong.
    Help please and thanks

  • Chriscross

    Hi guys,

    I am experiencing the same problems as many here. My unit is a 1T0035680 C with a hw04 and a sw2760. The guy I bought it off says he downgraded it to sw2660.

    I am trying the to upgrade here but it does not recognize the cd-r disks and always reports “error disk”. I have tried various other upgrades on this site an only one software is actually readable, yet it then gives me the Classical 013306 error and cancels the update.

    What can be done here?
    Which update is suitable for my kit?
    If a unofficial downgrade has been done, can a further update then be undertaken?

    Thanks for some hints


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