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Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 6276

Version 6276 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 DAB+ Support (from 5xxx)
  • NEW DAB Support (from 4xxx)
  • NEW Radio Text (from 4xxx)
  • 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 (from 2720 onwards)
  • 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.

Download Firmware Upgrade

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.

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

Version Information from VERSION.TXT

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Software Loading CD for CP2 based units
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
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#DATE:2014-07-01

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: MaGo
#Steckbrief: C_EU_33.276_t1 C14

#CommentStart:
This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.
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#CRC16:81c7

Volkswagen RNS 510 Hardware and Software (firmware) Versions

HW Vehicle: 0xC001 – HW Radio: 0003
C3/C4
1T0 035 680 (1T0035680)
1T0 035 680 A (1T0035680A)
Firmware version (when hardware last produced): 1200
Firmware version (unmodified releases): 1200
Firmware version (modified releases): 5238

HW Vehicle: 0xC201 – HW Radio: 0004
C6/C7
1T0 035 680 B (1T0035680B)
Firmware version (when hardware last produced): 1300
Firmware version (unmodified releases): 1300
Firmware version (modified releases): 5269

HW Vehicle: 0xC801 – HW Radio: 0006
C8/C9
1T0 035 680 C (1T0035680C)
Firmware version (when hardware last produced): 2660
Firmware version (unmodified releases): 2840
Firmware version (modified releases): 5269

HW Vehicle: 0xC801 – HW Radio: 0006
C10/C11/C12
1T0 035 680 D (1T0035680D)
1T0 035 680 F (1T0035680F)
1T0 035 680 G (1T0035680G)
1T0 035 680 H (1T0035680H)
1T0 035 680 J (1T0035680J)
Firmware version (first and last release when manufactured): 3970 to 5269
Firmware version (unmodified releases): 5270
Firmware version (modified releases): 5270

HW Vehicle : 0xCA01 – HW Radio: 0006
C12
1T0 035 680 D (1T0035680D)
1T0 035 680 H (1T0035680H)
1T0 035 680 J (1T0035680J)
Firmware version (first and last release when manufactured): 4120 to 5269
Firmware version (unmodified releases): 5270
Firmware version (modified releases): 5270

HW Vehicle : 0xCC01 – HW Radio: 0006
C12
1T0 035 680 D (1T0035680D)
1T0 035 680 H (1T0035680H)
1T0 035 680 J (1T0035680J)
Firmware version (first and last release when manufactured): 4120 to 5269
Firmware version (unmodified releases): 5270
Firmware version (modified releases): 5270

HW Vehicle : 0xCC01 – HW Radio: 0006
C12
1T0 035 680 L (1T0035680L)
1T0 035 680 P (1T0035680P)
1T0 035 680 Q (1T0035680Q)
Firmware version (first and last release when manufactured): 5218 to 5269
Firmware version (unmodified releases): 5270
Firmware version (modified releases): 5270

HW Vehicle : 0xCE01 – HW Radio: 0006
C14
1T0 035 680 T (1T0035680T)
1T0 035 680 R (1T0035680R)
1T0 035 680 S (1T0035680S)
1T0 035 686 G (1T0035686G)
1T0 035 686 E (1T0035686E)
1T0 035 686 F (1T0035686F)
Firmware version (first and last release when manufactured): 6270 to xxxx
Firmware version (unmodified releases): 6270
Firmware version (modified releases): 6270

 

C3/C4

Original Hardware Release

C3/C4 Part Numbers

  • 1T0 035 680 (1T0035680) – Manufactured 05/2007 to 11/2007 – C3
  • 1T0 035 680 A (1T0035680A) – Manufactured 12/2007 to 05/2007 – C4

C6/C7

  • New Memory Interface

C6/C7 Part Numbers

  • 1T0 035 680 B (1T0035680B) – Manufactured 05/2008 to 10/2009 – C6/C7

C8/C9

C8/C9 Part Numbers

  • 1T0 035 680 C (1T0035680C) – Manufactured 11/2009 to 05/2011 – C8/C9

C10/C11/C12

  • 40GB Hard Drive
  • Larger Fan
  • Faster Processor
  • LED TFT Display
  • Support for 2TB SDXC cards

C10/C11/C12 Part Numbers

  • 1T0 035 680 D (1T0035680D) – Manufactured 06/2011 to unknown – C10
  • 1T0 035 680 E (1T0035680E) – Manufactured 06/2011 to unknown – C11 (Factory part number)
  • 1T0 035 680 F (1T0035680F) – Manufactured 06/2011 to unknown – C11 (Spare part number)
  • 1T0 035 680 G (1T0035680G) – Manufactured 06/2011 to unknown
  • 1T0 035 680 H (1T0035680H) – C12
  • 1T0 035 680 J (1T0035680J)

C14

Manufactured CW45/13 onwards

  • New GPS chip
  • 40GB SSD Hard Drive

C14 Part Numbers

  • 1T0 035 680 T (1T0035680T) – RNS 510
  • 1T0 035 680 R (1T0035680R) – RNS 510, EU West V10 Maps
  • 1T0 035 680 S (1T0035680S) – RNS 510, EU East V10 Maps
  • 1T0 035 686 G (1T0035686G) – RNS 510 DAB/DAB+
  • 1T0 035 686 E (1T0035686E) – RNS 510 DAB/DAB+, EU West V10 Maps
  • 1T0 035 686 F (1T0035686F) – RNS 510 DAB/DAB+, EU East V10 Maps

Note:
We use the term CW for Calendar Week but an interchangeable term is KW for Kalender Woche in German – both will be seen used on various sites. CW45/13 is Calender Week 45 in the 2013.

Part Numbers:
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/DAB+

Volkswagen RNS 510 Maps POI – New features with firmware 3xxx

Firmware version 3xxx and upwards on the RNS 510 introduces a new POI system that uses a z-value instead of latitude and longitude.

The map DVD requires a EDB folder for the POI function to work, the older map DVDs will work however the POI function will not operate. The file contains a file called poi.db3 which is the database for the POIs in a SQLlite format.   These maps have the new POI database European: 7.1 (7400 and 7404) – out now Australia: 4.0 – due out late 2011

A conversion tool for going to and from z-value to latitude and longitude can be found on the POInspector website here, also on the same site is the tool POInspector used to create your own POI.

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 5218

Version 5218 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) (from 2660)
  • NEW DAB+ Support (from 5xxx) – may be unstable in this release – use 5238 or higher if you have DAB+
  • NEW DAB Support (from 4xxx)
  • NEW Radio Text (from 4xxx)
  • 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 (from 3xxx)
  • NEW Languages – Arabic,  Russian, Turkish and Polish
  • Speed Limit Display
  • Stability Improvements
  • Faster Startup (from 2720 onwards)
  • Display OPS and RVC at the same time
  • SDHC 32 GB Support (HW04 and above and from firmware 1200)
  • 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

 

 

Download Firmware Upgrade

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

Version Information from VERSION.TXT

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Software Loading CD for CP2 based units
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
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This is a SWL CD for VW delivery.

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Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 5269

Version 5269 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 DAB+ Support (from 5xxx)
  • NEW DAB Support (from 4xxx)
  • NEW Radio Text (from 4xxx)
  • 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 (from 2720 onwards)
  • 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.

Download Firmware Upgrade

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.

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

Version Information from VERSION.TXT

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Software Loading CD for CP2 based units
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
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#Project: VWRNS
#Author: MiJa
#Steckbrief: C_EU_33.269_t1 C10/C12

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

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Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 5238

Version 5238 firmware for the Volkswagen RNS 510 and the Skoda Columbus has been released.

Known issues with this version

  • With most hardware this version has a map scale zoom issue where each time you enter the map the unit zooms out by a random amount but it can give you a whole country view and you have to zoom back in. This has also been reported from 4120.

Changes specific to this version

  • None noted.

Changes in general

  • Voice Control (requires microphone – see Volkswagen RNS 510 Microphone Connection for voice control)
  • NEW DAB+ Support (from 5xxx)
  • NEW DAB Support (from 4xxx)
  • NEW Radio Text (from 4xxx)
  • 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 (from 2720 onwards)
  • 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.

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.

Download Firmware Upgrade

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

Version Information from VERSION.TXT

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Software Loading CD for CP2 based units
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
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#Project: VWRNS
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#Steckbrief: C_EU_13.236_t3 C3/C4A/C5C/C6/C10/C12

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#CRC16:103e

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 5274

Version 5274 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 DAB+ Support (from 5xxx)
  • NEW DAB Support (from 4xxx)
  • NEW Radio Text (from 4xxx)
  • 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 (from 2720 onwards)
  • Display OPS and RVC at the same time
  • SDHC 32 GB Support (HW04 and above)
  • Display Off on extras tab
  • Climatronic control if appropriate climatronic fitted
  • Clock display if RNS 510 switched 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.

Download Firmware Upgrade

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.

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Download Repository

Version Information from VERSION.TXT

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Software Loading CD for CP2 based units
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
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#CD:P 0 0 5 . 7 6 4 . 3 0 2
#DATE:2013-11-21

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: MaGo
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Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 4120

Version 4120 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

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Software Loading CD for CP2 based units
(c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

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

#CD:P 0 0 5 . 5 4 1 . 9 0 1
#DATE:2012-03-16

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: SaRo
#Steckbrief: C_EU_16.120_t2 C10/C12/C6

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

#CommentEnd:

#Integrationphase: Delivery cw22/12 C10/C12/C6-samples
#VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680D/3T0035680B/7F0035680A/7E0035680A/1T0035680H/1T0035680J/3T0035680E/3T0035680F
#VwSwIndex:4120/4120/4120/4120
#AppsBuild:C_EU_16.120_t2 C10/C12/C6

#CRC16:826c

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

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 Software Loading CD for CP2 based units
 (c) CONTINENTAL Wetzlar

 CdTreeBuilder version 3.06 is used.
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 #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 Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrade 0530-0546 KW22-2012

Firmware Changes

Version 0530/0546 – production (from week) KW22/2012
(any MDI’s produced or fitted in the factory from week 22 2012 onwards should have this version fitted out of the factory)

General Notes

See Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades for general information on the firmware updates including restrictions, file formats and connectivity.

Firmware is for units with a software version of 0530 or greater, if firmware is unable to be updated or you have already flashed this version it will not load.

  • Download the firmware from one of the links below.
  • Extract the file using your preferred ZIP or RAR tool.
  • Copy the file mdi.bin.enc in the root (top) level of a USB flash drive and insert this into the USB cable.
  • Turn the headunit on or start the car and the update will proceed. If the MDI is selected the status will be displayed.
  • After around 1 minute the update will complete and the USB flash drive may be removed.

VW MDI 0530 KW22/2012 Firmware – Not AVAILABLE – 0530 is the only firmware for the updated hardware. If you have the updated hardware it already has 0530 loaded and there is no newer version at this time.

Possible Error Messages during the update process

  • Update with older version is not possible
    • The file on the USB flash drive is older than the software version on the MDI.
  • Update on the same version is not possible
    • The file on the USB flash drive is the same as the software version on the MDI.
  • Update file is corrupted or damaged
    • Re download the file and start again
  • Multiple update files found
    • There are multiple update files in the root of the USB flash drive, delete the older versions and start again.
  • Update was terminated
    • An error has occured in the update, start again.