Kia Multimedia System Update

A several types (a several generations) of Kia multimedia GPS devices can be installed in Kia cars:

  • Kia GEN 1.0 before restile (2010-2013)
  • Kia GEN 1.0 restiled (2014-2015)
  • Kia GEN 2.0 (2015-2016)
  • Kia GEN 4.0 (2016-2017)
  • Kia GEN 5.0 (since 2016)

A fiew main factories supply multimedia systems for Kia:

  • LG
  • Mobis
  • Motrex

Since Kia multimedia systems are devided by multimedia types and different manufaturers and software date, the only way to distinguish them is to find out a software version number of a device. Each Kia multimedia type has its certain stock firmware number (software version). Please find below the short instruction how to view the current software version and determine a type of your Kia multimedia head unit.

Kia Multimedia Platforms

Multimedia DeviceMultimedia PlatformCar ModelSoftware VersionNew Functions
GEN1GEN 1.x
(2010-2015)
Venga (YN)
Cee’d (ED JD)
Sportage (SL, SLFL)
Sorento (XM, XMFL)
Optima (TF, TFFL)
Rio (UB)
Carens(RP)
SW 7.8.3ECO Data removed
GEN2GEN 2.0
(2015-2017)
Picanto (TA)
Rio (UB)
Venga (YN)
Optima (JF)
New Sportage (QL)
New Sorento (UM)
xx.EU.SOP.20.205TomTom Live Services
GEN4GEN 4.0
(2015-2016)
Soul (PS, PSEV)
Sorento (UM)
Optima (TF, TF HEV)
ST.xx.EUR.E530.170925For UM, PS, VF only:
– Android Auto
– Apple CarPlay
GEN5iAVN
(2017-2018)
Optima (JF 2017, JF PHEV, JF WGN, JF WGN PHEV)
Sportage 2017 (Qle)
Soul 2017 (PS PE)
Sorento PE (UM PE)
Cee´d (JD MY17)
xxx.EUR.SOP.005.170927– TomTom Live Services
– Android Auto
– Apple CarPlay
GEN5GEN 5.0
(2018-2021)
Carens (RP PE)
Carnival (YP, YPNT)
Ceed (JD MY17, CD)
Cerato (BD4DR)
Niro (DE HEV, DE PHEV)
Optima (JF, JF PE, JF WGN, JF WGN PHEV)
Picanto (JA)
Rio (FB)
Sorento (UM19)
Sorento Prime (UM PE, UM_19MY)
Soul (PS)
Sportage 2017 (QL, QLPE)
Stinger (CK)
Stonic (YB CUV)
xxx.EUR.SOP.V085.170707.DAU_A
xxx.RUS.SOP.003.20.180418.STD_M
– TomTom Live Services
– Android Auto
– Apple CarPlay

Find out Kia stock software version

  1. Turn on the multimedia device.
  2. Press and hold the “gear” or “Setup” button on the front of the radio for 10 seconds (Note: If nothing happens after pressing the Setup button for 10 sec it means that the GEN 5.0 radio is installed. In this case refer to Item 4 below).
  3. The current Kia software version is shown in the line “Software version” or “Info about software version” or “Software” (depending on a device model).
  4. GEN 5.0 only: Press once the Setup button on the front panel and scroll to the bottom of the list. The System Information button will appear, click it. The System Information or System Information or Version Information or General Settings window will open (depending on a device model).
  5. GEN 5.0 only: The Software Version is shown in the line “SW Version” or “S/W Ver.” or “System S/W”. For example, QL_17MY.EUR.SOP.008.1.191209.
  6. Determine a type of your Kia radio device by the software version:
  • 3.х.х, 5.х.х

The GEN 1.0 before restile radio (LAN89xx, OS WinCE6) is installed.
For example, 3.1.5, 3.2.0, 5.1.3.
Note: “Before restile” multimedia devices do not have a small “Reset” button near the CD tray (to the right or left of the CD disc tray).

  • 3.х.х, 5.х.х, 7.х.х, 8.x.x

The GEN 1.0 restiled radio (LAN89xx, OS WinCE6) is installed.
For example, 3.1.5, 5.1.3, 7.9.4, 8.0.6.
Note: “Restiled” multimedia devices have a small “Reset” button near the CD tray (to the right or left of the CD disc tray).

  • xx.EU.SOP.10.xxx, xx.EU.SOP.20.ххх

The GEN 2.0 radio (LAN40хx, LAN50xx, LAN53хх, OS WinCE7) is installed.
For example, UM.EU.SOP.10.103, DM.EU.SOP.20.166, JD.EU.SOP.20.183, QL.EU.SOP.20.194.

  • ST.xx.EUR.xxxx.xxxxxx

The GEN 4.0 radio (IAH8434UMNG, OS Android 2.3) is installed.
For example, ST.HM.EUR.E530.170925.
Note: These multimedia devices are not the subject of this project (the OS Android 2.3 is not supported and cannot be upgraded).

  • xx.EUR.SOP.xxx.x.xxxxxx, xx.EUR.SOP.xxx.xx.xxxx.STD_M, xx.EUR.SOP.xxx.xx.xxxx.DAU_A (and others)

The GEN 5.0 radio (LG IAH8434UMNG or Mobis ADB10H0RE, OS Android 4.2) is installed.
For example, QL_17MY.EUR.SOP.008.1.191209, TM.EUR.SOP.V112.200731.STD_M, CD.EUR.SOP.V093.190503.DAU_A.

Menaco Customware for Kia

Native Kia multimedia devices are very reliable and of high quality. Their potential is quite large. But they have limited functionality.

Menaco is add-on firmware (alternative firmware) for Kia GPS multimedia devices.

Menaco customware allows you to have Kia multimedia system updated and to add new functions in your on-board system, please refer to table Menaco Add-On Functions.

  • Menaco GEN1 supports all Kia GEN 1.0 multimedia.
  • Menaco GEN2 supports all Kia GEN 2.0 multimedia.
  • Menaco GEN5 supports most Kia GEN 5.0 multimedia. Since there are a lot of modifications of GEN 5.0 (more then 100) some of models are still not supported. We strongly recommend to check the compatibility of Kia GEN 5.0 devices with Menaco GEN5 customware. For this purpose please refer to the Compatibility Search Form.

Note:

  1. Menaco is only intended for multimedia devices installed on Kia vehicles assembled in Europe or in the
    Russian Fedaration. Installation options for vehicles assembled in the USA or Korea are to be verified and discussed individually.
  2. Menaco does not support GEN 4.0 multimedia. This type of radio is based on Android 2.3 which is not supported by Android applications and cannot be upgraded.
  3. An SD Card is required to install Menaco Customware to GEN2 and GEN5 devices.
  4. A USB Stick is required to install Menaco Customware to GEN1 and GEN5 (devices without a built-in SD Card slot).

Please find below a list of Kia modes supported by Menaco.

Menaco Compatibility for Kia

Supported Kia modelsGEN 1.0GEN 2.0GEN 5.0
Kia Carnival
Kia Carens
Kia Ceed
Kia Ceratov
Kia Mohave
Kia Optima
Kia Picanto
Kia Rio
Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento Prime
Kia Soul
Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage 4
Kia Stonic
Kia Venga

Note: If your car model is not in the list above please send us your inquiry by e-mail: mail@menaco.co