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Volkswagen Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrade 0240 KW22-2011

Firmware Changes

Version 0240 – production (from week) KW22/2011
(any MDI’s produced or fitted in the factory from week 22 2011 until week 21 2012 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 0090 or greater, if firmware is unable to be updated or you have already flashed this version it will not load.

  • Download the firmware from 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 0240 KW22/2011 Firmware – RAR

VW MDI 0240 KW22/2011 Firmware – ZIP

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 occurred in the update, start again.

USB Memory Sticks and Hard Drives

coming soon

Portable Music Players

coming soon

Known Characteristics of Devices

coming soon

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 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 Media Device Interface (MDI) Firmware Upgrades

Firmware upgrades to the Media Device Interface (MDI) are performed using the USB cable and a suitable USB storage device, the upgrade cannot be performed using the iPod/iPhone cable. Detailed instructions and possible error messages are detailed on the firmware version update pages.

Firmware Versions

MDI 0530-0546 KW22-2012 (this is only for vehicles produced from week 22 of 2012 – it will not install on older versions of hardware)

MDI 0240 KW22-2011

MDI 0150 KW45-2010

MDI 0111 KW22-2010

MDI 0090 KW33-2009

General Notes (for all versions)

  • Only USB 2.0 hard drive and usb flash drives  should be attached to the USB cable.
  • No USB cable extenders should be used, only a USB cable or a USB powered hub.
  • The hard drive and flash drives should be formatted with the FAT file system FAT16 for <2GB devices and FAT32 for >2GB devices.
  • Complex file structures will create delays in reading the contents.
  • Only the first partition is playable if the device has multiple partitions.
  • Memory card adapters are not supported.
  • MP3, WMA, OOG Vorbis and AAC format files are supported, 3GP and WMA lossless files are not supported. WMA files that are DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected will not play.
  • Variable Bit Rate (VBR) MP3’s will not show time remaining.
  • DRM protected M4P and similar files will not generally play back from mass storage (USB).
  • PLS, B4S, ASX and WPL playlists are supported.
  • Playlists must reside in the same directory as the media file.
  • MTP (Media Transfer Protocol – displaying the logo ‘PlaysForSure’ and ‘ReadyForVista’) may take several minutes to start playing as they request information such as battery status and memory usage from the MDI.
  • Devices can be hot plugged at any time without loss of data.
  • The Interface provides 5V for charging (standard USB)
  • Folder structure should not exceed 8 folder levels and folders should contain no more than 1000 files.
  • The Apple iPod and iPhone should only be connected with the iPod cable with the exception of the iPod Shuffle which can connect through the USB cable.

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

Volkswagen RNS 510 Firmware Upgrade to version 3800 / 3802 / 3804 / 3806

Version 3800/3802/3804/3806 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.
  • 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.
  • Revision A, B and C units can be upgraded however there are issues so use a later version like 3810/3812/3814/3816.

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! Software video in motion is lost with 3800.

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 5 0 . 3 0 1
#DATE:2010-11-19

#Project: VWRNS
#Author: RoNe
#Steckbrief: C_EU_10.341_t2 C10/C6

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

#CommentEnd:

#Integrationphase: Delivery cw22/11 C10/C6-samples
#VwSwPartNumber:1T0035680D/1T0035680D/7L6035680C/3T0035680B/7F0035680A/7E0035680A/1T0035680F/1T0035680G
#VwSwIndex:3800/3806/X999/3808/3804/3800/3800
#AppsBuild:C_EU_10.341_t2 C10/C6

#CRC16:4b35