R-Link 2: update from v2 to v7 possible.

Updates to the R-Link 2 have never been easy to follow. At first only the garage could do updates and then 2 years later the owners could start doing it on their own via the ➡ easy-connect.renault.com website.


Generally a system in a software branch (v2, v3, v7, v8 and V9) remained in its branch. Renault has decided to change this and this is good news for users. Indeed it is now possible to switch from the v2 branch to the v7 branch! It is possible for the Megane IV, Kadjar, Talisman and Espace V.

In concrete terms, people between versions v2.2.x.x.x (e. g. v2.2.17.803) will switch to version 7.0.24.16x. This version brings features such as Bluetooth enhancements, shortcuts on the top of the screen and bug fixes ( ➡ see the article about the v7)

To do this update you must go to a Renault dealer. The update procedure for them seems slightly different to usual, it is necessary for the garage to consult the new procedure in Actis solution n°49605. The update sould not be free of charge. I also recommend going to a Renault dealer that has already encountered this case and not to a small garage.


It will then be possible to activate Android Auto using the unofficial method described ➡ here. However, as the Apple Carplay chip is missing, it will not be possible to activate it.

5 Responses to “R-Link 2: update from v2 to v7 possible.

  • Tom Polman
    3 weeks ago

    I have the 3.3.* on my 2018 Mégane Estate GT205, but I will attend my brother with his 2016 Talisman Estate TCe200 about this update.

    One question, what do you think of this article (maybe you should use Google Translate, just like I did) about getting CarPlay to 2.2 systems. It seems changing the USB-connector should be enough.
    https://www.rnews.cz/aktivace-android-auto-a-apple-carplay-na-r-linku2/

    • Hello,

      thanks for the article. You first need to update from v2 to v7 to do that. Android Auto is not contains in the v2 software version so it is why you need to update 😊

  • It’s amazing!
    Reading here, it all seems simple.
    Too bad that 3 Renault garages denied me the upgrade. After the interest of Renault Italia, and having set the appointment, I was advised not to update. But your garage do they do training?? Either the system is very complex or the garages are not up to the task!
    If you “recommend going to a Renault dealer that has already encountered this case”…. then create authorized garage r-link!
    During the warranty period they were not able to update R-link and are now stuck at 2.2.15.703 and it is unusable with the bluetooth of my smartphone (with related safety issues driving).

  • tomidix
    2 weeks ago

    I’ve visited dealer for update from 2.2.19.300 to 7.0.24.166… and they couldn’t update it.
    They say they’ve contacted the renault itself which have said that the Rlink2 device (hardware) is too old to update to v7.
    Megane IV 02/2016
    Current version: 2.2.19.300
    Bootloader: 5327
    Prior to upgrade dealer has said to me that they know about it (actis sln) but from their experience it’s really a vehicle dependent.

  • Hi,

    unfortunately the same is here in Croatia. I’ve tried in an official garage and talked to Multimedia system service line.
    They say that my R-LINK 2 hardware does not support update from 2.2.19.300 to 7.0.24.16x. Furthermore, according to VIN No. even if there is a possibility in the future to upgrade to v7 I couldn’t mirror Android to the system because of the hardware.

    Talisman 12/2016

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