How to tell firmware of a 2DS by serial number?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Jedis, May 23, 2015.

  1. Jedis
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    I've found some posts that tell the serial number for a 3DS, but can't find anything for a 2DS.
     
  2. marksteele

    marksteele GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I don't think we have an index of the 2DS by serial (and it would take a massive amount of work to start one now), however since it can run on lower firmwares the odds of getting one with less than 9.2 is way higher when compared to the N3DS.


    edit: it's not as exact as one could hope but you might try looking for what year the copyright is. To be totally safe I would say anything copyright 2013, however unless you get unlucky with a 2014 system you should be fine as well.
     
  3. VerseHell

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    If it's a new one, then you don't have to worry about the firmware, it will be under 9.2.
     
  4. marksteele

    marksteele GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    And there you have it :P. (So no 2DS system is shipping above 9.2 yet?)
     
  5. dkabot

    dkabot Better With Others' Systems Than Their Own

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    I hold doubt it will for a while, they're REALLY pushing the New 3DS (XL)
     
  6. omega59

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    my 2ds ruby red had 7.2 got it 3 months ago.
     
  7. Jedis
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    Jedis Advanced Member

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    Thanks. I picked up a red 2DS with Yoshi download from Target. They have them clearanced for $89.99. Didn't want to open it if it had newer firmware.
     
  8. Nathan Drake

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    I feel like the odds of getting a 2DS with newer firmware is so low that there's no need to worry. I got a Mario Kart 2DS bundle back in November and it came with the lowest possible firmware for a 2DS unit.
     
  9. geliberty

    geliberty Newbie

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    sorry for gravedigging that thread, but is there anything new about getting a 2ds on an higher firmware then 9.2?
     
  10. Phil5004

    Phil5004 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You can buy one at Amazon and get one with >9.2
     
  11. geliberty

    geliberty Newbie

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    nice soo its not like i need to worry that i will end up higher than 9.2? and i can go for any colour? (sorry for the kinda stupid questions)
     
  12. Phil5004

    Phil5004 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I think U can Choose any colour
     
  13. Ronhero

    Ronhero Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die

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    I buy a 2ds just about every day from multiple stores for resale, I have never found a red or blue on a FW past 6.3 or one with a download past 7.2. I buy the 2ds the same price I buy non xl 3ds units and let the customer pick what they want