R-Link 2: Update software

Last update: July 2nd, 2018

Keeping your R-Link 2 GPS up-to-date is important. There are 2 elements that can be updated: the system (software, firmware) and the map.

First of all there is the system software in general of R-Link 2: the operating system. You must be as up-to-date as possible because it’s like your phone or computer: the most recent versions correct bugs, improve performance and bring new features.


How to know the version of my R-Link 2?

To check the cartography you have to go in: NAVIGATION / OPTIONS (bottom right) / ABOUT.

To know its software version it is necessary to go in the following menus: SYSTEM / INFORMATION SYSTEME

There are 3 different versions for R-Link 2: 2.X, 3.X and 7.X To determine the branch, the start of the software version number is based on the System Information menu.


What is the latest software version available for R-Link 2?

BranchYour software VersionUpdate software yourself?The latest software updateLast update map compatible with your software version
2.x.x.x1.4.15.905No2.2.19.300*2015.06 Europe published in June 2016*2017.06 Europe published in March 2018 (8.7 inch portrait) and May 2018 (7 inch landscape)

2016.12 Asia, Africa, America published in March 2018
3.x.x.x3.3.15.41xNo3.3.16.94x2017.06 Europe published in March 2018 (8.7 inch portrait) and May 2018 (7 inch landscape)

2016.12 Asia, Africa, America published in March 2018
7.x.x.x7.0.24.12x-- Europe published in March 2018 (8.7 inch portrait) and May 2018 (7 inch landscape)

2016.12 Asia, Africa, America published in March 2018

The seems to be available for all systems of the 2.2.X.Y branch.

2 situations:

  • Your version is lower than (so from to the garage will pass you in without problem.
  • Your version is you can flip a coin. It is best to first ask the helpline if the vehicle (with the VIN number) is compatible before going into a garage. The helpline will be able to tell you whether it is good or not to make an appointment to perform the update. If the vehicle is not compatible today, the helpline forwards the file to the technical teams so that it becomes according to the returns of other members. See this page to install the


Renault does not communicate much about the changes between the different updates.

The version fixes a bug that caused problems with the bluetooth for Android phones 6.0 Marshmallow.

The version fixes the possibility to get the last map update, errors with live trafic and DAB message (highly recommend to do this update).

The version fixes a DAB problem.

There is a problem with the last iOS 11 (iPhone) and the bluetooth connexion with the R-Link 2. To solve it, you need to get the last update: (see below)

The version fixes the errors with live trafic and DAB message.

How to update the R-Link 2 software?

Today it is not possible to do it yourself on R-Link 2 (unlike R-Link 1), it is imperative to go into a renault garage to do it. I can only recommend that you do it and keep your system up to date. Experience shows that there are many corrections and improvements in stability and fluidity. If the vehicle is under warranty the operation will be free.

Exception: it is possible to install yourself the (see this page).


Bluetooth Problem with iOS 11 (iPhone) and R-Link 2

It seems that the R-Link 2 up to version included is affected by a problem of permanent connection / disconnection of the Bluetooth of the iPhone rendering inoperative functionality. Version does not seem affected .

Concerned people can contact their favorite Renault garage to ask to update the R-Link 2 (and therefore switch to which should solve the problem according to this message on a forum:

Here, as expected, MAJ R-Link 2 made today. Everything works again with my iPhone 6s under iOS 11. Good news!

53 Responses to “R-Link 2: Update software

  • Any news for upgrading from 2.X.X.X to 3.X.X.X ?

  • I have version 22.18.590 from the week.
    Why can I download the version as per the instructions?
    Entering the VIN number is the message:
    Sorry, this upgrade is not available for your Renault car. Please check the number.

  • And no response from admin

    • admin3553
      5 months ago

      Perhaps because I don’t have all the answers 😉 (And a life outside this website)

      Technically 2.2.18 and 2.2.19 are very similar. The 2.2.19 is especially important for those who were stuck in version 2.2.17. If you are in 2.2.18 you will not gain anything in 2.2.19. 😉

  • Johnny B
    5 months ago

    Hello from Iran
    couple of weeks ago i updated my Renault Talisman Rlink2 from version 2.2.17 to 3.3.16 by downloading the update file from a korean website ( http://tmap.co.kr/tmap_for_car/customer/slink.do ). but after installing i faced few problems. there is no picture from talisman anymore in the menus like drive mode or 360 radar or wherever i saw talisman before and also audio command doesnt work anymore. it seems it was designed for other renaults and not talisman.
    know i tried to return to 2.2.18 by the link you provided but at the time of installation it says you can not go to older versions.
    can any one help? 🙁
    many thanks in advance.

    • admin3553
      5 months ago

      You installed a Korean 3.3.16 version of S-Link(so Samsung motors and not renault) on a 2.2.17 version of renault R-Link? Seriously? and you are surprised that it does not work? 🙄😣 Where have you seen you can do something like that? Surely not on this web site … The only thing you can do and to go to your dealer to get a flash of the good firmware, but I am not sure it is possible… Keep us informed of the repair.

    • Hi Johnny B,
      Out of interest aside from no pictures in the menus and the voice control not working, did the screen mirroring work when you updated to 3.3.16?

      I couldn’t care less what it looks like so long as the screen mirroring works. I am currently on Megane delivered 03.2017
      Many thanks

    • Ali Varshochi
      2 months ago

      hey johnny
      any news ? did u back to factory default
      let me know

  • Dear Sirs.

    I’ve just bought ALL existing apps from R-Link 2 store for my new Talisman (2017) but I can`t find anywhere COMPASS app I would really like to have. Do you know / have any information where I can download it? (I have seen some photos of some R-Link 2 dashboards with Compass installed).

    • Orkun Kızılırmak
      4 months ago

      Compass is 1 tile version of the navigation. Try long pressing on an empty space and select 1 square of navigation. It worked for me perfectly.

  • Hi, Has anyone had success with their dealer’s (anywhere in the world), applying updates to the software version 3?
    That is going from an older version 3 to the latest version 3. Here in Australia, Renault is saying that the system and therefore Apple Carplay/Android Auto cannot be upgraded on older models.
    I don’t think they’re correct on this and this only applies to the version 2 software.

  • I work in a Renault garage and i know from inside person is not for the moment posible to do upgrade from 2.xx to 3.xx . He told me that is not only software but harware also. I compared my radio model Radio65A ho now is have versie 2.2.xxx.803 whit a new scenic4 ho have 5he same model from radio 65A but versie 3.3 and phone miroring . So i wait now a answer from my friend ho works inside . 100% is another hardware bicause the referentie from my radio and scenic radio are not the same .

  • Orkun Kızılırmak
    4 months ago

    Compass is 1 tile version of the navigation. Try long pressing on an empty space and select 1 square of navigation. It worked for me perfectly.

  • Strengarul
    4 months ago

    Eu am versiunea 3.3. a sfwarelui dar nu pot inoi hartile

  • Hi!
    Are there any people who faced with a problem “Out of memory. Requested 1701978227 Cache: 0” ?

    Absolutely the same problem is well known for ages on Android smarthones http://amichalec.net/2014/01/igo-out-of-memory/

    The oficial Renault garage can’t help me during month((((

    I bought the new koleos two monthes ago and a week later installed map update 2016.12
    I ran “R-Link 2 Toolbox” on my Mac. I do not know why but Mac OS made hidden files with extended attributes on prepared flash in the R-LINK folder. These files were transfered to internal R-LINK storage and now the navigator could not start. All other functions of r-link work well exept navigation.

    I have tried to install the latest maps 06.2017 but with no success. The process of installation do not start.

    The garage couldn’t reflash my r-link2 as so it is 3.3.16 from the plant.

  • So I have a renault talisman built in November 2016…i have version and I never had apple carplay or android auto available…will it be possible to have it sometime in the future or not?

    Thanks in advance…

  • A new firmware version ( is available on https://www.renault-multimedia.com/gbr_EN/r-link2/upgrade. Downloaded and upgraded today with no problems. Now, zip archive contains R-LINK folder and mm2014_upgrade.lgu is digitally signed.

  • Hi, I bought my Scenic 4 and collected it a couple of weeks ago. It was made in early 2017 and I asked the dealership to upgrade r link. It currently has 3.3.15 installed but they told me there is no upgrade available for my vehicle.

    Did they lie to me or is this possible? It’s a portrait 8.7 version.

    • You can ask to have the last update (the

      • Haw and where we can ask? I was in Renault garage and they told me that they can’t do it. Thanks

  • Any way to upade rlink 2 manually???

  • What about software version which seems to be installed by cars manufactured in the 2015 beginning.
    This version is not on the list, does it mean that it can’t be updated ?

    • I didn’t know this one 😉, to get the last version you need to go to your Renault dealership 😉

  • Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the information provided here. It is the only source of clear information that I’ve found online for r-link upgrades, version numbers, upgrade paths etc. It is most useful and very much appreciated.

  • Alnatshah
    2 months ago

    hello , i updated my r-link 2 on my talisman grandtourer , but now i have a problem with carplay, r-link wont to connect with my iphone x IOS 11.3.1!!!

  • Michael Bay Mørkeberg
    2 months ago

    A guy from Denmark (my country) just got his radio unit in his R-Link 2 replaced from his 2016 Renault Scenic 4 … The R-Link 2 unit now states to have software version … What is this now? He posted a picture of it: https://bit.ly/2H1IHbp

    • Shaheer
      1 month ago

      Did he get the whole unit replaced or just software? It seems like a new version with mirroring – very fortunate for him – share with us some more details please 🙂

  • Hola, buenas tardes, soy un propietario de un Renault megane, comprado hace dos meses, y con un equipo r-link 2 con la versión. Actualizada al y tengo problemas. Con el manos libres ya que se conecta al móvil y desde que recibo o hago una llamada se desconecta y ya no vuelve a conectar más,

    Mi móvil es un Huawei smart P

    Por mi trabajo, alquilo coches casi todas las semanas y de todos los tipos, y es una vergüenza que en coches de 2, 3 y 4 años de antigüedad, e incluso el parrot que tengo en el otro coche, funciona todo perfectamente. Y en este que es un coche nuevo, es imposible,

    Y la solución de Renault, es que tiene la última version y es incompatibilidad, con el móvil.

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm una vergüenza es lo que es, que a estas alturas, hayan problemas de incompatibilidad con móviles, eso sii sólo con el r-link, ya que la competencia función a muy bien y sin problemas.

    Un saludo

    • Maurizio
      1 month ago

      I’ve the same problems with r-link2 bluetooth and huawei p8, I’ve the firmware…

  • M.F. Verheijen
    4 weeks ago

    I got my new Espace yesterday with version (Netherlands).

  • Fabrizio
    4 weeks ago

    Goodmorning everyone,

    I have a Megane IV of September 2016. Cause serious malfunction I was replaced by the entire Rlink2 system and the new system was sent with version (in the old system I had version

    I sent two e-mails to Renault Italy, which confirms me in writing that I can upgrade from to without problems.

    Is this information reliable? Is Reanult Italia advising me well?

    Or will I have the GPS problems you’re talking about?

    I thank you in advance for your valuable help

    • Hello, 2 things about your message. First of all, I do not find it normal that the garage after the replacement of the rlink2 did not return you the vehicle with the most updated version !! Secondly, I confirm you that if you have, you can’t update yourself, only Renault can update it!

      • Fabrizio
        3 weeks ago

        Thank you for your answer. I will complain again with the customer service of Renault Italy, I hope they solve the problem definitively.

    • how many days (or months) agò did you change the rlink2 unit?

      • Fabrizio
        3 weeks ago

        Hello, the Rlink2 unit was replaced on 01 June 2018. Unfortunately, a unit was mounted with version
        For the record after a long phone call with Renault Italy I made the update from version to without any kind of problem to the GPS, then I updated the maps to 2017.06

        • Hi Fabrizio,
          thanks for your quick answer. Do you have any number of reference about the head unit replaced? You are italian like me!! we can keep in touch also by mail….
          igno _ v @ hotmail .com (without spaces)


  • Incredible…someone change the head unit from 2.2.x to 3.3.x (or better with 7.0!), and other ones from 2.2 to the same 2.2!! I hope that all 2.2 are finished because on the 3.3 is possible to activate the carplay and android auto…
    I will change the head unit of my megane 4 ( for a lot of problem and it seems that the new reference of the spare part is the same of a lot of Scenic 4, so I hope with the 3.3.x
    I will let you know

  • Hi, I have a kadjar of dec 2017 with version, soft start version 5376, navigation info, how do I update to version
    Many Thanks

    • Hello, as indicate in the board, you have the last version. It isn’t possible to update from 3.3.16.xxx to 7.0.x.x today.

  • HI!
    I have the version 3.3.16946, can some one tell me if this is the last version?
    I can’t conect my Iphone (IOs version 11.4) with the bluetooth.
    Dou you know any thing to fix this problem?

  • Luis Carlos Abellan Dominguez
    2 weeks ago


    I have a Koleos with the last version of software and I can connect perfectly iOS and Android devices. My problem is the microphone does not work. If I reset the system it works but 5 minutes later it does not.
    I think it is a glitch. I am in UK and the Renault garage does know how to solve this after several visits.
    Any advice?

    Thank you

  • Hello,

    In my Megane, I’m on Some weeks ago, I was able to connect with CarPlay but now, my iPhone (6 – ios 10) is no more recognized. The CarPlay logo is not showing up.
    I tried with another cable and another iPhone (5s) and same story.

    Do you have any idea to solve this?

    Kind regards,

  • mein händler hat ein upgrade von 3.xx auf 7.xx

  • Hello,

    My software version is the Can I update myself or do I have to make an appointement at the garage to update?


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