Install Android Auto / Waze / Apple Carplay on R-Link 2

Last update: April 6th, 2018


The handling below may irreparably damage your vehicle, if you are not sure what you are doing do not do the handling. The site can not be held responsible.
This manipulation is a hack, it is not official, you can not get help from Renault if it goes wrong.
Why the first R-Link 2 are not compatible with Carplay Android Auto? The development of R-Link 2 had to start at the release of R-Link 1 in 2012. At that time neither Android Auto nor Carplay existed since they were presented in June 2013 and 2014 while the R-Link 2 Link 2 was presented in … 2014. But whether it’s Google or Apple, there are material requirements that are imposed on car manufacturers. It was therefore too late for Renault to integrate them right out in the specifications. Renault has had to change its hardware in 2017 knowing that the validation of developments is a much heavier process in the automobile than in the smartphone world for example, especially because there are security issues. This explains it even if it’s frustrating I grant you.

Internet is amazing, smart guys have found a way to install Android Auto and Apple Carplay on the R-Link 2 of Renault Scenic IV marketed without replication. As it’s a little mess on the web, so I compiled all the info. No need to ask your garage Renault to do so, its computer equipment is not able to activate the function.


To enable smartphone replication (Android Auto / Apple Carplay) on the R-Link 2 there are some prerequisites:

  • First of all, you need a R-Link 2 from the 3.X branch, if your software version starts with 2.X, you do not have to try it, it will not work. Only the Scenic 4 and Megane Sedan had R-Link 2 compatible without replication enabled.
  • Then it is necessary to have the last version: 3.3.16.64x. If this is not the case it is necessary to update the R-Link 2 by making an appointment at a Renault garage.
  • Have an ELM interface (all are not compatible, those are recommended)

  • Download the DDT4all software ( click here ), an open source program made by an enthusiast. ( see his website )
  • Find a recent DDT2000 database (it’s up to you)
  • Once all this is done let’s start.

Install the DDT4all application on your computer.

Download and install the drivers for the interface ( see this page ). With Windows 8 and 10 you may need to do the manip explain on this page to install the drivers. (No need if you use wifi).


Copy the DDT2000 database to the C: \ Program Files (x86) \ ddt4all directory.

Start DDT4all and check that the interface (connected) is detected by appearing on the first window.

If the interface appears well, you can go to the vehicle and connect the probe to the ODB socket of the vehicle. To find out where your ODB socket is, you can visit this site.

Select your interface, check the box as you are aware that you should not do anything and select “connected mode”.


Activate the Expert mode (Einstein icon at the top), then select the after sales mode from the drop-down menu.

Select left from the top:

  • XFA – Scenic IV
  • RadNav 2.2 (in Audio [$ 13]
  • RadNav configuration 2.0 – Part I
  • Choose the Screen tab at the top.

Select the Read All button at the top right

Then make the left and right parameters display the same values for the block above.


Then you can change the following settings:

  • SPVR: Present
  • Carplay: Authorized
  • AAP: Authorized

Then validate the big yellow button: Write RadNav 2.0 config

On the lower part you will see the frames of writing scroll. Once that’s good you can restart the Renault R-Link 2 with a long press on the power button of the R-Link 2.

Enjoy! 😎😉


49 Responses to “Install Android Auto / Waze / Apple Carplay on R-Link 2

  • For 2.X version is not posible to activate mirror link ? Because of hardware or software ? Have you tried ?

    • admin3553
      4 months ago

      I don’t know exactly what is missing (hard-soft) but I tried on a 2.x version and I did not succeed because the options were missing.

    • I think software… only 3.X supports active mirror, and by now, you can’t update from 2.X to 3.X, only new cars will have it…. this sucks

  • What kind of differences?

  • my car is koleos but it not workong

  • Elicopters
    4 months ago

    Costruire una chiave obd per apple/android come per mercedes? Sarebbe possibile? Io ho una megane IV versione 2.2.

  • Abdullah
    4 months ago

    Does this method work with Koleos 2017 (made in 12/2016) ? Please confirm. My current software release is 3.3.16.946.

    • admin3553
      4 months ago

      I think, but I don’t see anybody trying on a Koleos (Renault always told me that all Koleos have the smartphone replication)

      • Abdullah
        3 months ago

        I will give it a try, and I will let you know the result. But meanwhile, from where I can find a recent DDT2000 database?.

        • Sulaiman
          3 months ago

          Dose it work with you Abdullah or not ?
          in what update version you try on it ?

  • Adam Riley
    3 months ago

    I have tried this with a 09/17 Koleos with version 3.3.16.946 software. I can set the setting fine and the mirroring option comes up on the system but when I plug in an iPhone it keeps connecting and disconnting. Tried with geniune cable and different model iPhones. Any ideas? It’s an Australian delivery car.

    • Same issue here with my Koleos..
      I think it’s conflicting with other settings!

      My current settings:

      Wifi Presence: Not present
      RES: Present
      SPVR: Present
      Screen Orientation: Portrait
      2H RES Timer: Present
      LKA: Not Present
      LDW_Type: Audio LDW
      Embedded VR: Authorized
      E-Call volume level: 15
      CarPlay: de-activated (Changed to: authorized)
      AAP: de-activated (Changed to: authorized)
      SED level 1 Min: 1
      SED level 2 Min: 21
      SED level 3 Min: 41
      SED level 4 Min: 61
      SED level 5 Min: 85
      Baidu Carlife: Not Present

      • And the RadNav version is v2.3 not v2.2

      • can you repair the issue with you koleos.
        i have a koleos with 3.3.16.946 and i wuold like to install or activate car play too.

    • ply

      Hello,

      I couldn’t complete the process since get an error because of odbII device or computer. I will write there on my next try. Please inform me if anyone success on Koleos 2017.

       

      Alizi

       18 hours ago

       Reply

      I have try this on my new koleos.Android auto work well.but apple car play not working!it keep conecting disconecting… apple car play need special hardware?

  • …… Apple CarPlay… , actually 🙂

  • Dear Sirs

    I’ve bought brand new Renault Talisman Initiale Paris Energy TCe 200 EDC Sto 4 control (full packed) in November 2017 with R-Link2 installed. I’ve updated system to latest one using Fat32 formatted SD card and all works great BUT my car is NOT online (all free apps I downloaded from My Renault website but I had to set Croatia (there is no Serbia!? as selectable country) and I’ve got Calculator, My Profile and few more that are free). I want to get more PAID apps (all works here, PayPal, Bank Transfer, anything online) but I just want to be able to see traffic and any other (default) views (that even works in Google Maps).

    Car Play works well (even it has some a bit strange graphics bugs in car play maps, some pixels dissapearing and reappearing, like overlay problems with PC’s graphics cards (I have iPhoneX but worked better with iPhone7 before, strange errors appearing with blue tooth connection, it can disable blue tooth connection sometimes?) but I am more interesting in going ONLINE with Renault Talisman). As (at current state – my car is OFFLINE – even I turned on all sharing datas etc.) – no GPS connection with the rest of the world? Is it possible to set iPhone as router and go online & download / buy some apps? Or – how to turn on data connection (Connect button on R-Link2 is gray, non-pressable).

    Please can you help me, I really enjoy in car but this “bug?” really annoyes me. People from official Renault said that they can`t help me – they do not know how to set it up to go online?!

    Thank you in advance,
    Nykk / Belgrade

  • do you know if DDT4All with ELM327 WIFI?

  • Orkun Kızılırmak
    2 months ago

    Does anyone know how to enable the engine sound on sport mode? I have heard a few times that it worked as most of the people but it is not activated anymore. I have r link 2.2 so I know that rsound is not available, but engine sound should be. I have enabled some features from ddt4all but could not make engine sound to work. So does anyone know what should be changed on ddt4all to permanently enable the engine sound on sport mode

    • Orkun Kızılırmak
      2 months ago

      After activating the code onDDT4ALL I forgot to reset the R-Link by long pressing the off button. Now even the RSound is working (2.2.x.x)

  • Will this work on Kadjar with the same R-Link 3.3.16?

    • If your Kadajr has a 3.3.16 R-Link version you already have the smartphone replication.

  • Hi,
    A quick question about changing these parameters… When parameters are changed, is the programme history updated? I am thinking that prior to getting the vehicle serviced, one might want to set the system back to the factory settings, however if the history reflected that changes had been made, the technician would be able to detect this.

  • Hello,

    I’ll try it on Koleos 2017. Where can I find ddt2000 database? Can it be done without it?

    Thanks for sharing this.

    • Hello, could you perform the process in your koleos ??
      Works or not ??

      • Hello,

        I couldn’t complete the process since get an error because of odbII device or computer. I will write there on my next try. Please inform me if anyone success on Koleos 2017.

        • I have try this on my new koleos.Android auto work well.but apple car play not working!it keep conecting disconecting… apple car play need special hardware??

  • Giuseppe
    1 month ago

    hi, does it work with Scenic 4 and r-Link version 3.3.15.411?

  • I think that I have an issue with the program… it always goes in (not responding) when I try to go from radnav 2.3 to the configuration. Only way is to try to close and tell windows to try to resume… but in this case i get the screen but it disconnects… i tried with 2 different pc bot with win10. Any idea/suggestion?

  • hello guys
    I’m trying to activate it on my talisman 2017, but there are some problems ahead.
    first of all I didn’t find any appropriate ecu database for my car so i tried to setup just like the photos. but RadNav 2.2 didn’t exist in Audio [$ 13], so i tried with other choices like radnav 1.6 and… but there was no data on the right side.
    any one can help?? thanks in advance.

    • The manipulation only works on Scenic with 3.3.x.x R-Link version. If on your Talisman you don’t have the smartphone replication that means you have a 2.2.x.x R-Link version and you can’t have Android Auto/Carplay.
      Thanks to read correctly the page, all is correctly explained!

      • hello and thanks for the reply.
        but as you read on comments other renault products, like talisman also has rlink2 with 3.3.16.946 software version installed, and of course there is a function under the name smartphone replication but it is disabled. it would be appreciated if you could help on this.

  • i tried to do the same on my talisman and right now r-link is not working :((

  • mohsen
    1 week ago

    hello ,
    I will try this in my new KOLEOS,Android auto work well.but Apple carplay does not work, does anyone know how to fix this problem?
    Thanks

  • Hello,

    i tried this too, Android Auto and Apple Car Play works fine. No problems.

    It`s really GREAT.

    Thanks

  • Hello all,
    Can the rlink 2 be reset to factory settings after activating carplay?
    (in case it needs servicing while within warranty).
    Thanks in advance.

  • Hello again,

    Part 2 🙂 …

    In here it says that this version 3.3.16.64x has been tested to activate carplay.
    The dealer has updated my Scenic 4, RLink 2 software to 3.3.16.946
    Can CarPlay be activated on this version of software using the described method?
    Thanks

  • Hi,
    Can a factory reset be done after carplay has been activated?

  • Sikkender Basha
    12 mins ago

    Hi
    I have Megane 4 and software version is 3.3.15xxx. I can’t find smart phone mirroring.
    If I do the above instructions it will work or not.

    Thanks

    • Yes I think but before you need to go to your dealer to update to 3.3.16.xxx

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