Switch Firmware by serial number

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  1. drfsupercenter

    drfsupercenter Flash Cart Aficionado

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    XAW1001396XXXX

    Came on 2.1.0 - the original post lists XAW1001 as 2.2. Interesting.
     
  2. Essometer
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    The problem was that 4 numbers weren't enough to have clear enough boundaries between firmwares. Both batch numbers are in 10 million, so further distinguishing were necessary.
     
  3. ShadowOne333

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    Welcome to the waiting party, broh :D
     
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  4. ploggy

    ploggy WAKA! WAKA!

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    Tell me about, having some serious buyers remorse lol jk
    At least I have the system now, locked away from "accidental updates" ;)
     
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  5. ShadowOne333

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    Haha it has been the last impulsive purchase I did since the Wii U back in 2013. xD
    But same here, I just checked the system, put the screen protector onto the screen, then shoved it up right back to the box and it's now sitting in my closet waiting for the magic to happen. ;)

    Good luck trying to get me to update, Nintendo. xD
     
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  6. drfsupercenter

    drfsupercenter Flash Cart Aficionado

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    Well now you have more than 4 numbers :P
     
  7. Xplic1T

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    47 serials now in the db :)

    Make sure you add yours if you havent!
     
  8. CTCaer

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    Hey, can you make sure that there are 3 zeros there and not 2?
    If indeed they should be 2 zeros, please also send the number after 17, so we could know the thousand in row also.
     
  9. Frysenberg

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    Just double checked, 3 zeros.
    XAW4000174xxxx
     
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  10. SecondSwitch

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    Anybody have a serial number XAW400016? Wondering what mine is. Bought early-mid August, Neon color, no bundle.
     
  11. CTCaer

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    Thank you.

    I also double checked the pattern.
    W40 is a relatively new assembly line that goes slow in production.

    That's why I was concerned about the 1.7 million and v3.0.0.
     
  12. rikipy

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    Serial Number: XAW1000
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 2.0.0
    Color: Neon
    Bundle: Not a bundle
     
  13. Essometer
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    Needs to more digits of the serial.
     
  14. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

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    Your mom's basement.
    Serial: XAW400018XXXXX
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 3.0.0
    Color: Neon Red Blue
    Store: Wal-Mart
    Date of Purchase: August 28, 2017
     
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  15. Istolla

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    Yayy my first post lol.
    Found yer site while looking for info about this whole "Don't update to 3.0.1" stuff a friend semi screamed at me. XD

    Added my data to the G-Sheet.

    Serial: XAW400015XXXXX
    Region: Canada
    Firmware: 2.3.0
    Color/Kit: Neon Red/Blue
    Store: Walmart Canada-land
    Date of Purchase: 2017 August 24th

    So course I buy mine and open it up the next day while talking with a friend via discord and they inform me about not letting it update and also about the Splatoon bundle.. both of which I'd not known about so I sulked for just a bit cuz splat bundle would have been nice but only real specialty of the bundle is the Neon Green/Pink Joy-Cons which will probably come eventually as a standalone product someday to NA so not toooo heart broken.

    Good news is I didn't update it yet so it's still 2.3.0
    That said.. anyway I can play offline/solo mode of my Splatoon? No NNID linked to account yet either..
    Please direct me to a proper thread with info on this or PM so not to get to off-topic. :3
    ~Istol
     
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    466 yes, it says 466

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    Serial: XAJ700012XXXXX
    Region: Europe
    Firmware when bought: 1.0.0
    Colour: Neon Blue/Red
    Store: Argos (UK)
    Date of purchase: March 3rd 2017
     
  17. SciresM

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    If anyone who got a switch brand new that came on 3.0 lives near Los Angeles, please shoot me a PM :)
     
  18. Cyan

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    The serial number is written on the box ?
    or you need to go to the settings to read it?

    if it's on the box, or the box has a hole to read the number located on the console, could you post a picture of that serial number location ?
    it will help users find it when buying it at a store.
     
  19. CTCaer

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    Both.

    On the box is written on the bottom side, top-right location (there is a rectangular hole above the nintendo logo):
    [​IMG]

    That's what current users use to choose which to buy
     
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  20. Mazunna

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    I want to order one Switch on Amazon on monday. There is a possibility to come with firmware 3.0.1?