Hello chaps...resurrecting an old thread I know however, the wealth of knowledge offered in this one thread alone cannot be over stated.
I'd like to add my two pence to it.
First off, thanks to JohnC for the awesome guide. I was able to follow it without a hitch. In fact, due to coming up against some obstacles I've had to use the guide a good few times so now I'm quite adept at doing so...with NO screws left over afterwards...bonus!!!!
Anyway...if I can add ONE piece of advice when preparing to do this upgrade is to ENSURE ANY CD/DVD IN THE DRIVE IS REMOVED "BEFORE" COMMENCING!!!!
Not doing so resulted in me having a DVD stuck in my unit with no way of retrieving it. I believe this was due to the unit having no controller because the freshly installed SSD had NO software/firmware on it! Ok, so panic aside...I put the old HDD back in the unit, reinserted it in the car and straight away it spat the disc out.
I've now reinstalled the SSD back in the RNS510 and I shall report back shortly how the fw n maps install goes.
I have a B unit currently on 1120. Kamold has kindly created n supplied a "Firmware 3810 for older RNS510 units (known as A and B) that has tables swapped to prevent battery drain with older CANbus gateways. Firmware has been modified to create 75/20/5 % partition ratios for music/maps/POIs respectively.
Also has VIM and secret menu enabled".
That's a direct quote from www.rnsfirmware.com.
I have a 2007 VW Golf GT Sport 170 TDi with a B unit.
I shall report back the result of this fw and western Europe v9 maps update shortly.