Information about the Navigation/Multimedia receiver firmware updater.

Version 13

Points of improvement in reference to the previous version

(01.10.2015) Version 13
Update for the VW Tansporter T6, New Beetle, Tiguan (2015), Cady (2015)
(27.04.2015 Version 11
Solves issues with turn by turn function and no SWRC after 5 minutes as you described.
(27.11.2014) Version 10
Turn-by-turn added.
Navigation arrows improved.
improved indication to next exit.
Audio page enhanced.
Phone: Name and number recognition improved.


This firmware is meant for and only applicable to the following models


This firmware only works with the following models :
DNX4250DAB * DNX7250DAB *  
DNX4250BT *    
DNX5250BT *    
DNX525DAB *    

* De software van de Kenwood unit moet 1.4.0 of hoger zijn.
Heeft het toestel een lagere systeem firmware, update de unit dan eerst.

This download area offers free firmware upgrades for selected units. These upgrades are specifically for the specific Kenwood units and software versions listed.

This software should only be uploaded to the unit for which it is intended. If this software is uploaded to a GPS unit other than the product it is designed for, it will render the unit inoperative.

If the software upload fails, and subsequent upload attempts prove unsuccessful, the unit may need to be returned to Kenwood for service.

Software License Agreement

By downloading, installing, or using this software, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the following license agreement. Please read this agreement carefully.

Kenwood grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to use the upgrade software ("Software") in binary executable form in the normal operation of the applicable Kenwood products. Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in and to the Software remain in Kenwood. This license is personal to you and you may make copies of the software only for your personal use. You agree that this license agreement does not need to be signed for it to take effect.

The software is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind -- either expressed or implied -- including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Kenwood does not warrant the performance of the software or that the software will meet your requirements or operate error free.



Download the update file.
Un-ZIP the file you have just downloaded..
Copy the extracted file to an enmpty USB stick.
Connect the USB stick to the KENWOOD unit.
Put the KENWOOD unit in 'STANDBY'
Select 'Menu'
Select "Setup'.
Select 'Software' (Here you'll find information regarding the software versions) .
Select 'Update' to start the update.
When the "Update Completed" please remove the USB stick, the ubit will reboot automaticly.
Please check the firmeware status after the update. ((Menu - Setup - Software ))
If the Verion 12 is shown in the disply the update has been succesfull..
Audio files may remain on the USB sitck.
The updatefile should be in the ROOT of the USB stick.
If the name of the update file is changed, the update wont work anymore.
The update can only be done bu USB stick.
Park the vehicle in a safe location before performing the update. Keep the engine running to prevent battery drain.
Do NOT Turn off the engine or Navigation / Multimedia receiver power while updating. If the update can not be performed correctly the Navigation / Multimedia receiver may become unusable.