Switch Firmware by serial number

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

  1. Dark_Entrophy

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    Purchased from:Amazon
    Purchased On: Nov. 23rd 2017
    Serial #: XAW400050XXXXX
    Firmware: 3.0.2
    System colour: Grey w/ Neon controllers
    Bundle: No
    Region: Canada
     
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  2. [FZ]Falzar

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    Purchased from: Pokemon Center Osaka
    Purchased On: Nov. 26 2017
    Serial #: XAJ100189*****
    Firmware: 3.0.2
    System colour: Grey w/ Grey controllers
    Bundle: No
    Region: Japan
     
  3. MSVX

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    Anyone know what this one might be XAW700048***** ? Also do the numbers after that matter? I can get one of 3 switches that all share that serial but the last 5 numbers I blurred are different, do I pick the lowest number or it doesn't matter?
     
  4. Essometer
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    Probably either 2.1.0 or 2.2.0. The numbers after XAW7 is a continuous number, so the lower the number the lower the preinstalled firmware. With that knowledge you can compare your serials to the already know serials and get the desired firmware.
     
  5. Lacius

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    It will probably be 2.1.0, based on the spreadsheet.
     
  6. MSVX

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    Yeah I noticed that in the op, was just trying to make sure I understood it properly before committing, will say what firmware it is exactly once I receive it.

    For some reason the spreadsheat is not displaying properly for me, It just says serial in each row and the rest of the bar is grey without any info, Thanks anyway!
     
  7. darkangel5000

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    Purchased from: Local Retailer (Berlet)
    Purchased On: Nov 24 2017
    Serial #: XAJ400210XXXXX
    Firmware: 3.0.1
    System colour: Grey
    Bundle: No
    Region: Germany
     
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  8. Lacius

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    It was recently vandalized and hasn't been fixed by the creator. I created a new tab with the serial numbers where they belong.
     
  9. mech

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    Why would someone ruin it?
     
  10. Lacius

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    I see two possibilities:
    1. Somebody was being a jerk.
    2. Somebody doesn't want Tempers buying homebrew-compatible Switch systems.
    My guess is Option #1.
     
  11. ShadowOne333

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    Or:

    3. Somebody was a Nintendo mole and wanted to screw hackers up.
     
  12. Lacius

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    That falls under Option #2.
     
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  13. stereihe

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    I inserted a backup in the sheet. I don´t know how up-to-date it is.
    Can someone tell me if XAJ40018 is 3.0.0 or 3.0.1. When does the seriel number start with 3.0.1?
     
  14. Blackfall

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    There is a file history so the owner of the sheet could use the last version before it was destroyed...anyways without revoking the non logged in write rights this will happen again and again (the no vandalism tab got cleared already aswell)...stupid little internet rambos. Mostly it's someone who wasn't able to get a < 3.0.1 console.
     
  15. Nezztor

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    Maybe is time to make some kind of a website so people can only post the info need it
     
  16. JustinAiken

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    Found one in this range at a local target, was 3.0, thanks for the list!
     
  17. deSSy2724

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    Serial: XAJ400229*****
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: EUR(Germany)
    Firmware: 3.0.1
    Color option: Neon Red/Blue
    Store: German online store/shop
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: 28.11.2017

    NO LUCK DAMN IT!!! :hateit:

    BTW all local stores are with new shipments.
     
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  18. Serpentarius

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    Serial: XAW700056*****
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: USA/CAN
    Firmware: 3.0.0
    Color option: Grey
    Store: Used game store (it was sealed, New in Box)
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: 16.11.2017

    Searched BestBuy, everything there was on 3.0.1 according to the Serial Database (I bought and returned, so I can confirm). EBgames had a serial range not listed in the database so I didn't even try. Got lucky on the last stop on the way home.
    I'd recommend checking places that have slower stock turnover because they may have slightly older stock from the summer. Asking how old the stock is doesn't hurt. The basic grey version seems to be the least popular, so I'd check them first. Joycons can always be swapped out and become the 2P controller, so don't worry too much about that.
     
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  19. TerminatR

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    Silly question but is there any way to check firmware version without taking the protective plastic off the switch? I bought a switch in the correct serial number range I think (XAW700067) but I'm paranoid based on some of the comments here. I can turn the switch on through the plastic but it immediately wants me to put the Joycons on in order to proceed.

    I was hoping there might be some sort of recovery boot option where I can see the Firmware version on screen without going through the initial setup.
     
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  20. Serpentarius

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    Yes, you push and hold both volume keys while powering on, and keep holding them until the recovery menu loads. It will display the firmware version immediately, then you do nothing and just press the power button to power off (this also clears any pending updates).
    I had to do this for one system and was able to return it without having touched the actual console tablet directly. I was concerned about accidentally scratching the screen, rendering it unreturnable.
     
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