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

Last update: February 16th, 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: 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 probe like this (all are not compatible, this one is 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.

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! 😎😉

18 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
      1 month 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?

  • hussain
    3 weeks ago

    my car is koleos but it not workong

  • Elicopters
    3 weeks ago

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

  • Abdullah
    3 weeks ago

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

    • admin3553
      3 weeks 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 weeks 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
          2 weeks ago

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

  • Adam Riley
    2 weeks ago

    I have tried this with a 09/17 Koleos with version 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

  • …… Apple CarPlay… , actually 🙂

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