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    1. Member Seki's Avatar
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      11-09-2011 01:06 PM #1
      Proceed at your own risk. I take no responsibility.


      Firmware 1140 Update for RNS-510:

      US-SW1140
      File name: US_RNS-510_SW1140.iso
      File description: US RNS-510 SW1140 applies to SW 0320,0360,0380,0980,1000,1040
      File size: 404.21 MB


      Changing the Volkswagen RNS 510 Color Scheme:
      Follow these instructions on how to change the color of your RNS found here.


      Use this file to enable Video in Motion:

      VIM-Video in Motion
      Insert the cd with the unit turned off and without the key in the ignition.
      As soon as the unit starts to come on press the Eject button, Day/Night button, and Guide all at the same time to get the unit to reset.
      It'll ask you to confirm the update and you'll press "ok"
      Wait for it to run and you'll be done.


      Just a FYI you can import destination from a SD card in to your RNS using the following website.
      VW Labs

      MDI UPDATE

      1) Download update file from MDI for cars up to 21/2012

      2) Please store update file into Root-folder (=main folder) The name of update file must not be changed or converted.

      3) Connect USB-stick with update file by use of USB-adapter (000 051 446 B) with
      multimedia interface MEDIA IN.

      4) The update load will start automatically be switching on the radio/navigation
      head unit. The display of head unit indicates the status of update load, as far as
      the multimedia interface MEDIA IN as selected origin source as well as USB-connection
      was active. Please do not remove USB-stick from multimedia interface MEDIA IN port during the whole update load.

      5) After successful finish of upload file (appr. 1 minute), the status of upload will be
      indicated in head unit’s display.

      There is A TON of information in this thread. I have tried my best to make it easy to understand if you still have questions please first.


      Pictures provided by: greek bandit

      started with this, slowest part was APPL and Radio took the longest


      you should see this at bottom of screen


      and go through a few of these screens


      and this should be end result after about 45mis-1hr


      improved fullscreen backup cam instead of half screen and car on screen actually looks like a cc



      begining of vim install after update


      end result after about 2 mins


      boot screen changing upload


      end of boot screen upload of about 1-1.5 mins
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      11-09-2011 01:23 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Seki View Post
      Proceed at your own risk. I take no responsibility.


      Firmware 1140 Update for RNS-510:
      http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KYSUZCLL

      File name: US_RNS-510_SW1140.iso
      File description: US RNS-510 SW1140 applies to SW 0360,0380,0980,1000,1040
      File size: 404.21 MB
      Thanks - I'm interested in this. What functionality, if any, does it add? How does one check one's current firmware version, to see if this update applies? Any instructions on installation?

      Thanks again.

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      11-09-2011 01:57 PM #3
      You will need VCDS to check your current firmware.

      As far as instructions go:
      1.Download.
      2.Burn ISO file to CD-R.
      3.Insert into nav unit.
      4.It'll go off and on a few times then ask you to confirm update.
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      11-09-2011 03:35 PM #4
      What does this (firmware) update have? I know map updates give you new POIs, streets, cameras, etc.

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      11-09-2011 04:30 PM #5
      It just fixes some bugs and makes the system a bit more responsive. For the older firmware it will make some graphic changes.
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      11-09-2011 06:09 PM #6
      FYI I went from firmware 1040 (510 Version C) to the current, 1140. Burned CD loaded fine and the 510 did its reboots to complete; took about 40 minutes. Don't see any response changes -- maybe understandable -- and I had to reload my SD card (I play music from it instead of the HD). The update seemed to cause a loading error when reading from the SD after the update, so I'm thinking the update might have changed the stored library somewhat (which the 510 seems to keep in memory). But all's well and I'm hoping it fixed a couple of weird, very minor bugs. Thanks for the link.

    7. 11-09-2011 08:50 PM #7
      Just updated it! works great! It took about a hour fron start to finish. It seems to load alot faster when you turn the car on then before! WINNING!!

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      11-09-2011 09:09 PM #8
      Gotta try it... Thanks!

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      11-10-2011 12:17 AM #9
      This is what I got after inserting CD with ISO image. My current SW version is 1040.
      Edit: A quick google search revealed you have "to change the time format of the clock in the RNS 510 from 12 hour to 24 hour clock". Will try later and see if it works.



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      11-10-2011 09:18 AM #10
      ^^^
      What did you use to burn the CD?

      Use this if you will still have problem with it.

      http://www.poweriso.com/download.htm
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      11-10-2011 09:19 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by saywhat1 View Post
      Just updated it! works great! It took about a hour fron start to finish. It seems to load alot faster when you turn the car on then before! WINNING!!
      Glad it worked for you!
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      11-10-2011 09:23 AM #12
      looks like the older units now get support for sdhc cards. i just popped in a 16gb card and it worked!
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      11-10-2011 09:50 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by ElectricCo View Post
      looks like the older units now get support for sdhc cards. i just popped in a 16gb card and it worked!
      Yes that is correct. You can even plug in a 32 GB.
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      11-11-2011 02:41 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by de_bklyn View Post
      This is what I got after inserting CD with ISO image. My current SW version is 1040.
      Edit: A quick google search revealed you have "to change the time format of the clock in the RNS 510 from 12 hour to 24 hour clock". Will try later and see if it works.



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      mine did this. once i put the disk in without the key in the ignition it worked fine

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      11-11-2011 07:16 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Testiclease View Post
      mine did this. once i put the disk in without the key in the ignition it worked fine
      Thanks. Someone else also confirmed this :...ignition off, door open and time set to 24 hrs.

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      11-11-2011 09:52 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by de_bklyn View Post
      Thanks. Someone else also confirmed this :...ignition off, door open and time set to 24 hrs.

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      How did you burn the ISO?

      The car has to be OFF RNS ON for it to work. Do you maybe have VIM activated?

      I flashed two more RNS’ last night and no issue at all.

      I will be in Brooklyn around noon on Saturday and if you want we can meet and I will give you my CD.
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      11-11-2011 11:29 AM #17
      Will try later this evening. Yes, VIM enabled. Shouldn't be an issue, right?

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      11-11-2011 12:01 PM #18
      I don’t know for sure, But I know that I had to enable mine after the update.
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      11-11-2011 12:08 PM #19
      I updated mine with car off, door closed and I left the clock on its 12 hour setting. VIM enabled via tool, not software, and still works.

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      11-12-2011 05:02 AM #20
      what do you mean by VIM enabled ? I'm assuming video in motion and if so are you able to watch dvds while moving now ? thanks for the help
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      11-12-2011 11:38 AM #21
      Correct, video in motion, meaning video can play while driving. I bought my 510 from an online vendor who unlocked it with some kind of VW approved tool. From what I've read, if you use software available online to unlock VIM then you'll have to rerun it after the 1140 upgrade in order to get it back (all other settings seem to remain -- nice to see that, actually). I don't watch video while driving, of course, but it is nice to have (kids, traffic, etc.)

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      11-14-2011 10:41 AM #22
      I updated the first post with a link to the VIM file.

      Enjoy
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    23. 11-14-2011 11:03 AM #23
      Thanks!!

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      11-15-2011 12:24 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Seki View Post
      I updated the first post with a link to the VIM file.

      Enjoy
      did it to my car and worked perfect with improvements


      started with this, slowest part was APPL and Radio took the longest
      Photobucket

      you should see this at bottom of screen
      Photobucket

      and go through a few of these screens
      Photobucket

      and this should be end result after about 45mis-1hr
      Photobucket

      improved fullscreen backup cam instead of half screen and car on screen actually looks like a cc
      Photobucket
      Photobucket

      begining of vim install after update
      Photobucket

      end result after about 2 mins
      Photobucket

      boot screen changing upload
      Photobucket

      end of boot screen upload of about 1-1.5 mins
      Photobucket

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      11-15-2011 03:11 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by greek bandit View Post
      did it to my car and worked perfect with improvements
      Glad that it worked for you and thanks for the pictures.


      Do you mind if I post them to the first post? That way we have them all in one spot?
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      11-15-2011 03:45 PM #26
      whatever you need seki

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      11-15-2011 05:13 PM #27
      Thanks. Pictures added to the first post.
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    28. 11-16-2011 12:36 AM #28
      Thanks to the OP. After two years, this finally fixed the crazy loud default voice for Voice Activation. Man, that was driving me nuts. Rear camera is very nice. Start up time is still the same for me, but you can't win them all

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      11-16-2011 01:34 PM #29
      Glad it worked for you and you are happy with the final results.
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      Getting a error, it boots up fine starts the swl down load like the first couple of screen shots. Then it stops and says there was a error in reading the file and your system will revert back to original software. please eject cd/dvd to reboot system. Any Ideas?

      Door was open, Clock set to 24 hours and key was not in the switch.

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      Thanks For the help.

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      11-16-2011 08:53 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Tazzboo View Post
      Getting a error, it boots up fine starts the swl down load like the first couple of screen shots. Then it stops and says there was a error in reading the file and your system will revert back to original software. please eject cd/dvd to reboot system. Any Ideas?

      Door was open, Clock set to 24 hours and key was not in the switch.

      2012 CC lux plus here.

      Thanks For the help.
      Are you doing the firmware update or are you enabling VIM?
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      11-16-2011 08:54 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Seki View Post
      Are you doing the firmware update or are you enabling VIM?
      Firmware update sorry. I tried both a CD and then a DVD making sure it wasn't a disk issue. It all seems like its going to work then it just error's out.

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      11-16-2011 09:30 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Tazzboo View Post
      Firmware update sorry. I tried both a CD and then a DVD making sure it wasn't a disk issue. It all seems like its going to work then it just error's out.
      What did you use to burn the CD? Try burning it at a low speed or use this if you will still have problems with it.

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      11-17-2011 08:08 PM #34
      Just updated my RNS on an 09 CC Lux... Wow the interface is way faster then before. Took 30 secs. to find a GPS fix and everything works fine so far.

      Next VIM CD.. Cross my fingers ;-)

      thanks

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      11-18-2011 03:13 AM #35
      did you have to use a cd or a dvd to burn it to ? also I have a mac ....and I'm not computer literate lol, can someone please tell me the steps to burn the files both vim and update ? thanks to any and all in advance
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