Switch Firmware by serial number

Discussion in 'Switch - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Essometer, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. g00s3y

    g00s3y Asshole

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    Serial Number: XAW700065XXXXX
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 3.0.0
    System Color: Gray
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase Date: 11/8/17 @ Target
     
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  2. cloudfe

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    Serial Number: XAJ400180XXXXX
    Region: EUR
    Firmware: 3.0.0
    System Color: Neon
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase Date: 11/7/17 @ MediaMarkt (Brussels)


    Just want to say, thank you very much for creating this thread and for all the people contributing to it.
    I have been on the fences before deciding to buy my Switch, and this thread made me realize I had to hurry up before the November discounts started around here (the "older" Switches would have disappeared from the stores otherwise).

    Get your old firmware in time, people!

    P.S.
    I've noticed there is a 3.0.0 firmware marked red on the Excel file. I suppose that's a mistake?
     
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  3. Muskusrat

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    Serial Number: XAJ700135XXXXX
    Region: EUR
    Firmware: 3.0.0
    System Color: Grey
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase Date: 11/8/17 @ MediaMarkt
     
  4. Hamamsy

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    Serial Number: XAJ7000577XXXX
    Region: Saudi Arabia
    Firmware: 1.0.0
    System Color: Gray
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase Date: 8-NOV-17 @ Random Game Store
     
  5. deSSy2724

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    Serial: XAJ700157*****
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: EUR(Germany)
    Firmware: 3.0.1
    Color option: Neon Red/Blue
    Store: amazon.de
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: 2. November 2017

    Yep, as expected, this is the second reported Switch with the same serial number which is on the 3.0.1 firmware (first reported one was grey, mine is neon red/blue).... you should definitively avoid this serial number starting with: "XAJ70015....."
     
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  6. heartgold

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    Thinking of buying a 2nd switch, which one is safe guys and firmware. In UK.

    XAJ10013 Mario bundle
    XAJ40018 Neo
    XAJ70012 Neo
    XAJ70013 Grey
    XAJ70013 Grey
     
  7. Lacius

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    • XAJ10013 will probably be 3.0.0, but Mario Odyssey will require an update to 3.0.1 to play it. It will require an update to the latest version to download the game.
    • XAJ40018 will probably be 3.0.0.
    • XAJ70012 will probably be 2.3.0.
    • XAJ70013 will probably be 2.3.0 or 3.0.0, depending on the rest of the serial number.
     
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  8. SirECK

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  9. Lacius

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  10. heartgold

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    Cheers, i've reserved the XAJ70012 in my store and will buy it on staff double discount day. :D
     
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  11. Lacius

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    It should be noted that homebrew is about to be released for 3.0.0 only, not anything higher or lower. It is likely that you will have 2.3.0, but you will need a game cartridge to update to 3.0.0 to use homebrew in the near future.
     
  12. heartgold

    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Oh, which game carts can I update with to 3.0.0?
     
  13. SirECK

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    Only one that I'm aware of is Pokkén Tournament
    http://nswdb.com/
     
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  14. heartgold

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    Thanks, lucky I have Pokken, I've not even played it. It's good for one thing at least.
     
  15. g00s3y

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    Serial: XAW100282*****
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 3.0.1
    Color option: Neon Red/Blue
    Store: Target
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: Nov. 13th
     
  16. deSSy2724

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    Serial: XAJ1001225****
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: EUR (Germany)
    Firmware: 3.0.1
    Color option: Courage Red
    Store: one german online store
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): Yes, Mario Odyssey
    Purchase date: 13. November 2017

    Stop spreading false informations for once that all consoles from the "Mario Odyssey bundles" are comming with 3.0.0 firmwares...... !!!!! ITS FALSE !!!!!

    I will keep trying :rofl2:.... where and what to buy next? Splatoon 2 bundle?
     
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  17. insearchofthe

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    Serial: XAW1002013*****
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 3.0.0
    Color option: Green/Pink (Splatoon 2)
    Store: Walmart (BM)
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): Yes, Splatoon 2
    Purchase date: November 15, 2017
     
  18. teddy329

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    Any chance for the splatoon 2 bundle to contain 3.0.1 in it?
    All of the switch in my local area has 3.0.1 already, and the only way to get firmware below that is by buying the splatoon 2 bundle.
     
  19. Essometer
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    Seriously, just look on post above yours to find the answer.
     
    Last edited by Essometer, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:08 AM
  20. teddy329

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    Somehow I missed post above me, thanks for your help :)