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

Version 3980/3984/3986/3988 firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released.

  • Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • NEW hold down the setup button for 30 seconds and get the following menus: FM, AM and the new VERSION INFO (map version and type, hw and sw versions)
  • NEW Compass
  • NEW POI- see Volkswagen RNS 510 Maps POI – New Features with firmware 3xxx
  • NEW Languages – Arabic, Russian, Turkish and Polish
  • 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
  • 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%)

  • All D and later versions.
  • 1T0 035 680 C (1T0035680 C) from software version 1000, 800, 900, 1100 , 2660 and 2700 to version 3810.
  • 3T0 035 680 A (3T0035680A) to version 2704.
  • 7F0 035 680 (7F0035680) to version 2700.
  • 7E0 035 680 (7E0035680) to version 2700.
  • Revision A, B and C units can be upgraded however there are issues.

Revision A, B and C revision units

These units will become SW revision D after the upgrade however when coding the unit using VCDS you will receive the error
“Coding Rejected, Error 31: Request Out of Range”
Before saving the new coding manually add a 10th byte (00) at the end before pressing “Do It” as per the example below

9 byte coding (A/B/C SW revisions):
020104000400001100

10 byte coding (D SW revision):
02010400040000110000

Warning! This upgrade will not create the new partitions required for the new POI system if you upgrade from 1xxx/2xxx. Upgrading from 3800-3910 is required so the new partitions are created.

Warning! 7L6 Touareg RNS 510’s are no longer supported since version 3870 due to the Touareg being fitted with the RNS 850. Version 1200 was the last version factory loaded on the 7L6 units with a hardware revision B.

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! There are a small number of users where the RNS 510 display has a dim backlight after upgrading. See the post “Volkswagen RNS 510 Backlight Dim after upgrading Firmware” for more details.

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
 (c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

 CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
 --------------------------------------------

 #CD:P 0 0 5 . 3 3 4 . 3 0 1
 #DATE:2011-06-09

 #Project: VWRNS
 #Author: RoNe
 #Steckbrief: C_EU_10.344_t191 C10/C6

 #CommentStart:
 This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

 #CommentEnd:

 #Integrationphase: Delivery cw22/11 C10/C6-samples
 #VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680D/1T0035680D/3T0035680B/7F0035680A/7E0035680A/1T0035680F/1T0035680G/3T0035680C/3T0035680D
 #VwSwIndex:3980/3986/3988/3984
 #AppsBuild:C_EU_10.344_t191 C10/C6

 #CRC16:78f6

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade and Information

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade and Information

To download firmware visit the Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository.

Update/Factory/Modified image

An update image is denoted by the extension .301 in the version.txt file and this will update without deleting music, maps or changing the partition sizes.

A factory image is denoted by the extension .901 in the version.txt file and this will delete your music, maps and may change the partition sizes.

However there are some custom modified update images that may perform other tasks like re-enabling the setup or re-partitioning the hard drive and this may wipe your music and maps so always make sure you have a copy of anything that you need. Modified firmware generally has fixes for Regensburg syndrome, MP3 VBR Resume, Test Mode and fixes for Gateways.

 

Revision/Version numbering system

Volkswagen have revised the revision/version number system and now each release is denoted with an 8 as the final digit, instead of a release being known as 4020 / 4024 / 4026 / 4028 it will now just be known as 5238.

The revision file on the firmware media now shows #VwSwIndex:5238/5238/5238/5238/5238 instead of #VwSwIndex:4020/4026/4028/4024

For older releases the final digit of the version number denotes the vehicle/type of head unit the firmware upgrade is for.

yyyx firmware where x is

  • 0 VW
  • 2 VW Touareg
  • 4 Skoda
  • 6 Seat
  • 8 VW T5 Multivan & California

 

Firmware Upgrade Notes

Version 6xxx

 

Version 5xxx

Firmware Changes

  • DAB+ Support (from 5xxx, 5238 and above is recommended)
  • 5274 can be somewhat unstable on some head units as such we recommend 5269.

Version 4xxx

Firmware Changes

  • DAB Support (from 4xxx)
  • Radio Text (from 4xxx)

 

Version 3xxx

 

Firmware Changes

New Startup Screen

Old startup screen
New startup screen

File System Changes

  • 1xxx/2xxx firmware has a 20GB music and 10GB navigation partition.
  • 3xxx firmware has a 15GB music, 7.5GB navigation and 7.5GB POI database partition.

POI Database

  • Requires a separate partition on the hard drive and new POI data v6 or greater.

See Volkswagen RNS 510 Maps POI – New Features with Firmware 3xxx for further information

New Setup Screen

details coming soon.

Map Changes

New maps required to support new POI format

  • European beta maps currently available with new POI database map support
  • European official maps (CD_7476 and CD_7477) – due for release mid 2011
  • Australian official maps (Version 4) – due for release late 2011

 

Version 3xxx Specific Problems

  • HDD re-partitioning does not occur when upgrading to version 3930 and 3970 from 1xxx/2xxx, upgrade from 3800-3910 to use these versions.
  • POI search with the European beta maps only works with version 3800 and 3810.

 

 

Version 2xxx

Firmware Changes

 

  • Faster Startup (from 2660 onwards)
  • Voice Control (from 2660 onwards – requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • Speed Limit Display (from 2660 onwards)
  • Stability Improvements (from 2660 onwards)
  • Faster Startup (from 2660 onwards)
  • Display OPS and RVC at the same time (from 2660 onwards)
  • SDHC 32 GB Support – HW04 and above (from 2660 onwards)
  • Display Off on extras tab (from 2660 onwards)
  • Clock display if RNS 510 switched off (from 2660 onwards)
  • Excluded roads – under route options (from 2660 onwards)

Version 1xxx

Firmware Changes

  • Climatronic control if appropriate climatronic fitted (from 1100)
  • Bluetooth audio support (from 1100)
  • AV output (from 1100)
  • Faster touchscreen response (from 1100)
  • New volume location at bottom of screen without any dimming (from 1100)
  • Bluetooth Audio Support (from 1100)
  • New Balance Fader (from 1100)

Version 0xx

None Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen RNS 510 Information and Specifications

Experience with all the senses
The latest-generation navigation systems are outstanding for their simple operation and multi-functionality. The Volkswagen RNS 510 radio navigation system sets new standards in these areas, combining navigation and multimedia entertainment in a most innovative way. This makes it a real experience for all the senses. Why not find out for yourself?

That feels good
Progress that you can touch: for the first time ever, there is a Volkswagen navigation system that you can operate conveniently by means of a touchscreen. All you have to do is choose – do you want to see the map in 2D, topographically, or would you prefer a three-dimensional bird’s-eye view? The large TFT colour display always ensures excellent map reproduction. The intelligent split screen function divides the screen into map and additional information for greater clarity. Dynamic navigation with TMC helps you arrive at your destination more quickly.

And it looks good too
The RNS 510 is certainly worth a closer look: its high-quality DVD drive provides entertaining movie enjoyment with excellent picture quality – thanks to a high-resolution TFT monitor. A sophisticated sound system with eight speakers provides added listening enjoyment, no matter whether you prefer to listen to the radio or a CD. The integrated 30/40 GB hard disk offers space for your music collection – and, of course, for the navigation data. And the SD memory card system ensures a convenient exchange of data whenever you need it.

Does it leave you wanting more?
If you add a TV hybrid tuner (DVB-T) to the new RNS 510, then you can even watch television. The integrated videotext will help you stay abreast of the latest news. In the interests of your safety, these functions are, of course, only available when the vehicle is stationary. Making phone calls on the move will become even safer and more convenient in future. With the optional Bluetooth mobile phone preparation “Premium”, you can use the Phone button and touchscreen to access the telephone menu directly, scroll through the phone book and even enter numbers on the display.

The RNS 510 will continue in production until 2018 so development will continue until at least this time and for some time after.

Manufactured by Siemens VDO until 2010 and Continental from 2010 when they purchased Siemens VDO.

Volkswagen RNS 510 Hardware and Software (firmware) Versions 

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade and Information

Volkswagen RNS 510 Part Number List

xxx xxx 680 – Europe / Australia / Russia / Africa
xxx xxx 681 – Japan
xxx xxx 682 – China
xxx xxx 684 – USA / Canada / Mexico
xxx xxx 686 – DAB

Europe / Australia / Russia / Africa

VW PKW
1T0 035 680: Production 05/2007 – 11/2007
HW73 / SW0421
HW74 / SW0520 (C_EU_5.130_t310)
1T0 035 680 A: Production 12/2007 – 05/2008
HW04 / SW1000 & SW1020
HW05 / SW1020 (C_EU_5.540_txxx)
1T0 035 680 B: Production 05/2008 – 10/2009
HW02 / SW0800
HW03 / SW0900
HW11 / SW1100, SW1120, SW1160, SW1200 (C_EU_7.112_txxx)
1T0 035 680 C: Production 11/2009 – 05/2011
HW04 / SW2660, SW2680
HW05 / SW2680
HW06 / SW2720
HW07 / SW2720
HW41 / SW2720
HW42 / SW2720
HW50 / SW2840
HW52 / SW2840 (C_EU_9.242_txxx)
1T0 035 680 D: Production 06/2011
HW06 / SW3970
HW08 / SW3970 (C_EU_10.344_txxx)
1T0 035 680 F: Production 06/2011
HW06 / SW3970
HW08 / SW3970 (C_EU_10.344_txxx)
1T0 035 680 G: Production 06/2011
HW06 / SW3970
HW08 / SW3970 (C_EU_10.344_txxx)

VW-Touareg
7L6 035 680: Production 05/2007 – 10/2007
HW74 / SW0522 (C_EU_5.130_t310)
7L6 035 680 A: Production 11/2007 – 05/2008
HW04 / SW1002 & SW1022
HW05 / SW1022 (C_EU_5.540_txxx)
7L6 035 680 B: Production 05/2008 – 04/2010
HW03 / SW0902
HW11 / SW1102, SW1122, SW1162, SW1202 (C_EU_7.112_txxx)

VW-T5 Facelift Multivan & California
7E0 035 680: Production 11/2009 – 05/2011
HW04 / SW2668, SW2688
HW05 / SW2688
HW06 / SW2728
HW07 / SW2728
HW41 / SW2728
HW42 / SW2728
HW50 / SW2848
HW52 / SW2848 (C_EU_9.242_txxx)
7E0 035 680 A: Production 06/2011
HW06 / SW3978
HW08 / SW3978 (C_EU_10.344_txxx)

VW-T5 Facelift Transporter & Caravelle
7F0 035 680: Production 11/2009 – 05/2011
HW04 / SW2666, SW2686
HW05 / SW2686
HW06 / SW2726
HW07 / SW2726
HW41 / SW2726
HW42 / SW2726
HW50 / SW2846
HW52 / SW2846 (C_EU_9.242_txxx)
7F0 035 680 A: Production 06/2011
HW06 / SW3976
HW08 / SW3976 (C_EU_10.344_txxx)

VW-Blue Motion (Start/Stop)
3C0 035 680 C: Production 05/2009 – 11/2009
HW11 / SW0960, SW1120 & SW1200 (C_EU_7.112_txxx)

Skoda Oktavia
1Z0 035 680 A: Production 11/2007 – 12/2008
HW04 / SW1004 & SW1024
HW05 / SW1024 (C_EU_5.540_txxx)

Skoda Oktavia Facelift & Superb
3T0 035 680: Production 03/2008 – 10/2009
HW02 / SW764
HW03 / SW0804 & SW0904
HW11 / SW1104 & SW1164 (C_EU_7.112_txxx)
3T0 035 680 A: Production 11/2009 – 05/2011
HW04 / SW2664
HW05 / SW2684
HW06 / SW2724
HW07 / SW2724
HW41 / SW2724
HW42 / SW2724
HW50 / SW2844
HW52 / SW2844 (C_EU_9.242_txxx)
3T0 035 680 B: Production 06/2011
HW06 / SW3974
HW08 / SW3974 (C_EU_10.344_txxx)
3T0 035 680 C: Production 06/2011
HW06 / SW3974
HW08 / SW3974 (C_EU_10.344_txxx)
3T0 035 680 D: Production 06/2011
HW06 / SW3974
HW08 / SW3974 (C_EU_10.344_txxx)

Seat
5P0 035 680 A:
HW04 / SW0996
HW05 / SW1026 & SW1036 (C_EU_5.540_txxx)

USA / Canada / Mexico

VW-PKW
3C0 035 684: Production 05/2008 – 11/2008
HW16 / SW0210
HW17 / SW0260
3C0 035 684 A / 3C0 035 684 B: Production 11/2008 – 10/2009
HW01 / SW0320
HW02 / SW0360 (C_NAR_7.110_t10xx)
3C0 035 684 C / 3C0 035 684 D: Production 11/2009 – 05/2011
HW04 / SW0980
HW06 / SW1000
HW08 / SW1040
HW10 / SW1040
HW12 / SW1040 (C_NAR_9.442_t9xx)
3C0 035 684 E / 3C0 035 684 F: Production 06/2011
HW08 / SW2625
HW09 / SW2625 (C_NAR_10.697_t 1xx)

VW-Touareg
7L6 035 684: Production 05/2008 – 10/2008
HW16 / SW0211
HW17 / SW0261
7L6 035 684 B / 7L6 035 684 C: Production 11/2008 – 08/2010
HW01 / SW0322
HW02 / SW0362, SW0382
HW12 / SW0382 (C_NAR_7.110_t10xx)

Japan

VW-PKW
3C0 035 681: Production 11/2007 – 05/2008
HW16 / SW0628
3C0 035 681 A: Production 05/2008 – 10/2009
HW02 / SW0138
HW03 / SW0138, SW0160
3C0 035 681 B: Production 11/2009
HW04 / SW2960
HW06 / SW2960
HW08 / SW2960
HW12 / SW2960
HW60 / SW2960

VW-Touareg
7L6 035 681: Production 11/2007 – 05/2008
HW16 / SW0629
7L6 035 681 A: Production 05/2008 – 08/2010
HW02 / SW0132
HW03 / SW0162
HW04 / SW0162

China

VW-PKW
3CD 035 682: Production 08/2008 – 05/2009
HW02 / SW0190
3CD 035 682 A: Production 05/2009
HW01 / SW0320

VW-Touareg
7L6 035 682 A: Production 08/2008 – 05/2009
HW02 / SW0192
7L6 035 682 B: Production 05/2009
HW01 / SW0322

Skoda Octavia
1Z0 035 682: Production 11/2007 – 05/2009
HW18 / SW0724
1Z0 035 682 B: Production 05/2009
HW01 / SW0324

Skoda Superb
3TD 035 682: Production 02/2009
HW01 / SW0206
HW03 / SW0326


Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 4020 / 4024 / 4026 / 4028

Version 4020/4024/4026/4028 firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released.

  • Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • NEW Faster navigation and user interface
  • NEW Automatic illumination control
  • NEW Enhanced destination input
  • NEW hold down the setup button for 30 seconds and get the following menus: FM, AM and the new VERSION INFO (map version and type, hw and sw versions)
  • NEW Compass
  • NEW POI- see Volkswagen RNS 510 Maps POI – New Features with firmware 3xxx
  • NEW Languages – Arabic,  Russian, Turkish and Polish
  • 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
  • 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%)

  • All D and later versions.
  • 1T0 035 680 C (1T0035680 C) from software version 1000, 800,  900, 1100 , 2660 and 2700 to version 3810.
  • 3T0 035 680 A (3T0035680A) to version 2704.
  • 7F0 035 680 (7F0035680) to version 2700.
  • 7E0 035 680 (7E0035680) to version 2700.
  • Revision B and C units can be upgraded however there may be issues (A units may be upgraded but not recommended).

Revision B and C revision units

These units will become SW revision D after the upgrade however when coding the unit using VCDS you will receive the error
“Coding Rejected, Error 31: Request Out of Range”
Before saving the new coding manually add a 10th byte (00) at the end before pressing “Do It” as per the example below

9 byte coding (B/C SW revisions):
020104000400001100

10 byte coding (D SW revision):
02010400040000110000

Warning! This upgrade will not create the new partitions required for the new POI system if you upgrade from 1xxx/2xxx. Upgrading from 3800-3910 is required so the new partitions are created.

Warning! 7L6 Touareg RNS 510’s are no longer supported since version 3870 due to the Touareg being fitted with the RNS 850. Version 1200 was the last version factory loaded on the 7L6 units with a hardware revision B.

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! There are a small number of users where the RNS 510 display has a dim backlight after upgrading. See the post “Volkswagen RNS 510 Backlight Dim after upgrading Firmware” for more details.

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. A HTC Diamond for example worked fine before the update but only partially afterwards however an 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
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
--------------------------------------------

#CD:P 0 0 5 . 4 0 1 . 3 0 2
#DATE:2011-11-17

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: RoNe
#Steckbrief: C_EU_10.354_t1 C6/C10/C12

#CommentStart:
This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

#CommentEnd:

#Integrationphase: Delivery cw22/11 C6/C10/C12-samples
#VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680D/3T0035680B/7F0035680A/7E0035680A/1T0035680F/1T0035680G/3T0035680C/3T0035680D
#VwSwIndex:4020/4026/4028/4024
#AppsBuild:C_EU_10.354_t1 C6/C10/C12

#CRC16:d6d9

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 2840 / 2844 / 2846 / 2848

Version 2840 / 2844 / 2846 / 2848 Firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released. This is the final 2xxx release.

  • 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 2760)
  • 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.

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! 7L6 Touareg RNS 510’s are no longer supported since version 2760 due to the Touareg being fitted with the RNS 850. Version 1200 was the last version factory loaded on the 7L6 units with a hardware revision B.

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. A HTC Diamond for example worked fine before the update but only partially afterwards however an 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
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
--------------------------------------------

#CD:P 0 0 5 . 0 5 2 . 9 0 1
#DATE:2010-10-29

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: KPK
#Steckbrief: C_EU_9.242_t505 C10/C6

#CommentStart:
This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

#CommentEnd:

#Integrationphase: Delivery C10/C6-samples
#VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680C /3T0035680A /7F0035680 /7E0035680
#VwSwIndex:2840/2846/2848/2844
#AppsBuild:C_EU_9.242_t505 C10/C6

#CRC16:d777

Volkswagen RNS 510 – 3xxx Firmware Changes

Versions

3970/3974/3976/3978 – beta

3930/3934/3936/3938 – beta

3890/3894/3896/3898 – beta

3810/3814/3816/3818 – release with support for older units

3800/3802/3804/3806 – beta

New Startup Logo

 

File System Changes

  • 1xxx/2xxx firmware has a 20GB music and 10GB navigation partition.
  • 3xxx firmware has a 15GB music, 7.5GB navigation and 7.5GB POI database partition.

POI Database

  • Requires a separate partition on the hard drive and new POI data v6 or greater.

See Volkswagen RNS 510 Maps POI – New Features with Firmware 3xxx for further information

New Setup Screen

details coming soon.

Map Changes

New maps required to support new POI format

  • European beta maps currently available with new POI database map support
  • European official maps (CD_7476 and CD_7477) – due for release mid 2011
  • Australian official maps (Version 4) – due for release late 2011

 

Version 3xxx Specific Problems

  • Software video in motion is lost when upgrading to version 3800.
  • HDD re-partitioning does not occur when upgrading to version 3930 and 3970 from 1xxx/2xxx, upgrade from 3800-3910 to use these versions.
  • POI search with the European beta maps only works with version 3800 and 3810.

 

To be updated further…..

 

 

 

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

Version 3970/3974/3976/3978 firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released. Confirmed BETA firmware.

  • Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • NEW hold down the setup button for 30 seconds and get the following menus: FM, AM and the new VERSION INFO (map version and type, hw and sw versions)
  • NEW Compass
  • NEW POI- see Volkswagen RNS 510 Maps POI – New Features with firmware 3xxx
  • NEW Languages – Arabic,  Russian, Turkish and Polish
  • 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
  • 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%)

  • All D and later versions.
  • 1T0 035 680 C (1T0035680 C) from software version 1000, 800,  900, 1100 , 2660 and 2700 to version 3810.
  • 3T0 035 680 A (3T0035680A) to version 2704.
  • 7F0 035 680 (7F0035680) to version 2700.
  • 7E0 035 680 (7E0035680) to version 2700.
  • Revision A, B and C units can be upgraded however there are issues.

Revision A, B and C revision units

These units will become SW revision D after the upgrade however when coding the unit using VCDS you will receive the error
“Coding Rejected, Error 31: Request Out of Range”
Before saving the new coding manually add a 10th byte (00) at the end before pressing “Do It” as per the example below

9 byte coding (A/B/C SW revisions):
020104000400001100

10 byte coding (D SW revision):
02010400040000110000

Warning! This upgrade will not create the new partitions required for the new POI system if you upgrade from 1xxx/2xxx. Upgrading from 3800-3910 is required so the new partitions are created.

Warning! 7L6 Touareg RNS 510’s are no longer supported since version 3870 due to the Touareg being fitted with the RNS 850. Version 1200 was the last version factory loaded on the 7L6 units with a hardware revision B.

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! There are a small number of users where the RNS 510 display has a dim backlight after upgrading. See the post “Volkswagen RNS 510 Backlight Dim after upgrading Firmware” for more details.

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
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
--------------------------------------------

#CD:P 0 0 5 . 2 3 4 . 3 0 1
#DATE:2011-02-26

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: RoNe
#Steckbrief: C_EU_10.344_t190 C10/C6

#CommentStart:
This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

#CommentEnd:

#Integrationphase: Delivery cw22/11 C10/C6-samples
#VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680D/1T0035680D/3T0035680B/7F0035680A/7E0035680A/1T0035680F/1T0035680G/3T0035680C/3T0035680D
#VwSwIndex:3970/3976/3978/3974/3970/3970
#AppsBuild:C_EU_10.344_t190 C10/C6

#CRC16:8db4

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

Version 3930/3934/3936/3938 firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released. Confirmed BETA firmware.

  • Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • NEW hold down the setup button for 30 seconds and get the following menus: FM, AM and the new VERSION INFO (map version and type, hw and sw versions)
  • NEW Compass
  • NEW POI- see Volkswagen RNS 510 Maps POI – New Features with firmware 3xxx
  • NEW Languages – Arabic,  Russian, Turkish and Polish
  • 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
  • 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%)

  • All D and later versions.
  • 1T0 035 680 C (1T0035680 C) from software version 1000, 800,  900, 1100 , 2660 and 2700 to version 3810.
  • 3T0 035 680 A (3T0035680A) to version 2704.
  • 7F0 035 680 (7F0035680) to version 2700.
  • 7E0 035 680 (7E0035680) to version 2700.
  • Revision A, B and C units can be upgraded however there are issues.

Revision A, B and C revision units

These units will become SW revision D after the upgrade however when coding the unit using VCDS you will receive the error
“Coding Rejected, Error 31: Request Out of Range”
Before saving the new coding manually add a 10th byte (00) at the end before pressing “Do It” as per the example below

9 byte coding (A/B/C SW revisions):
020104000400001100

10 byte coding (D SW revision):
02010400040000110000

Warning! This upgrade will not create the new partitions required for the new POI system if you upgrade from 1xxx/2xxx. Upgrading from 3800-3910 is required so the new partitions are created.

Warning! 7L6 Touareg RNS 510’s are no longer supported since version 3870 due to the Touareg being fitted with the RNS 850. Version 1200 was the last version factory loaded on the 7L6 units with a hardware revision B.

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! There are a small number of users where the RNS 510 display has a dim backlight after upgrading. See the post “Volkswagen RNS 510 Backlight Dim after upgrading Firmware” for more details.

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
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
--------------------------------------------

#CD:P 0 0 5 . 2 1 0 . 3 0 1
#DATE:2011-01-29

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: RoNe
#Steckbrief: C_EU_10.344_t150 C10/C6

#CommentStart:
This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

#CommentEnd:

#Integrationphase: Delivery cw22/11 C10/C6-samples
#VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680D/1T0035680D/3T0035680B/7F0035680A/7E0035680A/1T0035680F/1T0035680G/3T0035680C/3T0035680D
#VwSwIndex:3930/3936/3938/3934/3930/3930
#AppsBuild:C_EU_10.344_t150 C10/C6

#CRC16:5973

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

Version 3890/3894/3896/3898 firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released. Confirmed BETA firmware.

  • Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • NEW hold down the setup button for 30 seconds and get the following menus: FM, AM and the new VERSION INFO (map version and type, hw and sw versions)
  • NEW Compass
  • NEW POI- see Volkswagen RNS 510 Maps POI – New Features with firmware 3xxx
  • NEW Languages – Arabic,  Russian, Turkish and Polish
  • 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
  • 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%)

  • All D and later versions.
  • 1T0 035 680 C (1T0035680 C) from software version 1000, 800,  900, 1100 , 2660 and 2700 to version 3810.
  • 3T0 035 680 A (3T0035680A) to version 2704.
  • 7F0 035 680 (7F0035680) to version 2700.
  • 7E0 035 680 (7E0035680) to version 2700.
  • Revision A, B and C units can be upgraded however there are issues.

Revision A, B and C revision units

These units will become SW revision D after the upgrade however when coding the unit using VCDS you will receive the error
“Coding Rejected, Error 31: Request Out of Range”
Before saving the new coding manually add a 10th byte (00) at the end before pressing “Do It” as per the example below

9 byte coding (A/B/C SW revisions):
020104000400001100

10 byte coding (D SW revision):
02010400040000110000

Warning! This upgrade WILL delete your music and/or maps if you have a firmware version  1xxx/2xxx and upgrade to 3800-3910. A third partition is created for POI data and the 20GB music partition now becomes 15GB.

Warning! 7L6 Touareg RNS 510’s are no longer supported since version 3870 due to the Touareg being fitted with the RNS 850. Version 1200 was the last version factory loaded on the 7L6 units with a hardware revision B.

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! There are a small number of users where the RNS 510 display has a dim backlight after upgrading. See the post “Volkswagen RNS 510 Backlight Dim after upgrading Firmware” for more details.

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
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
--------------------------------------------

#CD:P 0 0 5 . 1 8 2 . 3 0 1
#DATE:2010-12-21

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: RoNe
#Steckbrief: C_EU_10.344_t120 C10/C6

#CommentStart:
This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

#CommentEnd:

#Integrationphase: Delivery cw22/11 C10/C6-samples
#VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680D/1T0035680D/3T0035680B/7F0035680A/7E0035680A/1T0035680F/1T0035680G/3T0035680C/3T0035680D
#VwSwIndex:3890/3896/3898/3894/3890/3890
#AppsBuild:C_EU_10.344_t120 C10/C6

#CRC16:5404