MapsTool

MapsTool
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MapsTool is a small utility that will help you prepare the Volkswagen® navigation maps to be copied to your RNS-510® unit using an SD Card.

Short History

Some RNS-510 units have trouble copying maps from a DVD to the internal HDD, most of the time due to the improper DVD disc – bad quality, incorrect burning speed – or due to the internal optical unit being dirty and having trouble accessing the disc. In such cases, with some basic technical knowledge and with the help of this tool, the RNS-510 unit can be tricked into copying the maps from the SD Card directly.

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MapsTool v3

Download

The latest version can be downloaded below. See what’s new.

WinLinuxLinuxMacAll
*.exe v3.0.1*.deb (noarch) v3.0.1*.rpm (noarch) v3.0.1*.dmg v3.0.1*.zip v3.0.1

Other Downloads

Recovery CDInfo
swl_fix.isoIf the unit is stuck with Gateway Error 202 or similar and is unable to boot after the upgrade. It’s based on the272x firmware but can be used to recover RNS-510 running any version (more details here).

Help and Support

For some quick help please see here. The RNS-510 MapsTool forums thread can be found here.

Translate

Currently, MapsTool is provided in the following languages: English, Danish, Hungarian, Romanian and Russian. If you want to translate MapsTool in your own language, please follow these instructions.

If you find MapsTool helpful and you are interested in its further development, please consider making a small donation (any amount is welcomed) via donate

Disclaimer

⚠️ USE THIS TOOL AT YOUR OWN RISK!
MapsTool is a workaround. The proper way to install the maps is to use the original dual layer DVD.