N3DS XL Firmware by version number

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    UPDATE: 1/6/2016: Recent developments have resulted in a way to downgrade 10.3< systems. That being said, these exploits are experimental and errors made during the downgrade process may brick your system. For a guide on how to do this click here. You do this at your own risk!

    The US Standard N3DS (non-XL) comes with a minimum firmware version of 9.5. If you are looking for an exploitable console stay away from these.

    At this point most systems will have a firmware above 9.2. You should work off the assumption that any serial number not on this list will be above 9.2.



    Note: If your N3DS is missing either the 3d demonstration video (paper airplane video) for US systems or the Tomodachi Life demo for EU systems, it has likely been updated, so please don't post that system.


    Huge thanks to BobDoleOwndU for his continued maintenance of this list. I've been crazy busy this month and his continued updates ensure people can buy with confidence.

    Hey folks, I've been compiling a list of reported version numbers and what firmware they are running. Don't be afraid to ask staff where you buy your N3DS XL for a specific version, it's odd but they will prolly help you out. If you have a N3DS XL (especially one on 9.4 please post below with the following info)


    Version Number (up to the first 4 digits):
    Region:
    Firmware:
    System Color (checking a hunch):
    Note: confirmed means 2 or more temp members have confirmed the version and firmware, or it has been confirmed with images

    US Firmwares by version number:

    disclaimer: I am not responsible for anyone purchasing the N3DS XL based on this list and getting the wrong firmware version. This list is based on reports by the gbatemp community and its accuracy can not be ensured.

    9.9:
    QW4057 (Hyrule) - Confirmed

    QW1124 (Black)
    QW1104 (Black)
    QW1099 (Black)

    QS4001 (White)

    9.8:

    QW1099 (Red)

    YW7001 (White)

    9.6:

    QW4049 (Black/Red) - Confirmed

    QW1087 (Black)
    QW1084 (Red)
    QW1073 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1067 (Red)
    QW1066 (Black)
    QW1048 (Red)

    9.5:

    QW4040 (Black)
    QW4034 (Red)

    QW1056 (Black)
    QW1055 (Red)
    QW1054 (Black)
    QW1053 (Black)
    QW1051 (Black)
    QW1050 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1049 (Black)
    QW1048 (Black)
    QW1046 (Red)
    QW1045 (Red)
    QW1028 (Black)

    9.4:
    QW4032 (Black)
    QW4028 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW4027 (Red) - SEE MULTIPLE VERSIONS SECTION!
    QW4026 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW4023 (Red) - SEE MULTIPLE VERSIONS SECTION!
    QW4022 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4021 (Black) - SEE MULTIPLE VERSIONS SECTION!
    QW4014 (Red) - Confirmed

    QW1047 (Black)
    QW1044 (Black/MM LE)
    QW1043 (Black)
    QW1042 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QW1041 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QW1039 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QW1038 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QW1037 (Black) - SEE MULTIPLE VERSIONS SECTION!

    9.2.0-20U:
    QW4013 (MH4 UE) - Confirmed
    QW4012 (MH4 UE) -Confirmed
    QW4011 (Monster Hunter 4 ultimate edition) - Confirmed

    9.0.0-20U:
    QW4025 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW4024 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW4023 (Red) - SEE MULTIPLE VERSIONS SECTION!
    QW4021 (Black) - SEE MULTIPLE VERSIONS SECTION!
    QW4020 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4019 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4018 (Black/Red) - Confirmed
    QW4017 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4016 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4015 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4014 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4011 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QW4010 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QW4009 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QW4008 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4007 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4006 (Majora's Mask Limited Edition)
    QW4005 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4004 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4003 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4002 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4001 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW4000 (Black) - Confirmed

    QW1037 (Black) - SEE MULTIPLE VERSIONS SECTION!
    QW1036 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1035 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1034 (Black/Red) - Confirmed
    QW1033 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1032 (Black)
    QW1031 (Black/Red) - Confirmed
    QW1030 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1029 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1028 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1027 (Black/Red) - Confirmed
    QW1026 (Black/Red) - Confirmed
    QW1025 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1024 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1023 (Black/Red) - Confirmed
    QW1022 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1021 (Black/Red) - Confirmed
    QW1019 (Black/Red)
    QW1018 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1017 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1016 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1015 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1014 (Red)
    QW1013 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1012 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1011 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1010 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1009 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1008 (Red)
    QW1007 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1006 (Red) - Confirmed
    QW1005 (Black)- Confirmed
    QW1004 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1003 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1002 (Black) - Confirmed
    QW1000 (Black) - Confirmed


    Multiple Versions:
    (Please confirm these versions using SIX numbers of the serial)

    QW4027 (Red) (9.0/9.4)
    • QW402767 (9.4)
    • QW402735 (9.4)
    • QW402730 (9.0)
    QW4023 (Red) (9.0/9.4)

    QW4021 (Black) (9.0/9.4)

    QW4011 (9.0/9.2)

    QW4008 (9.0/9.2)
    • QW400898 (9.2)
    • QW400885 (9.2)
    QW1037 (9.0/9.4)
    • QW103748 (9.4)
    Unconfirmed reports:
    (These are reports that don't match the current pattern)

    QW1007 has been reported as black when red has been the confirmed colour
    QW4012 has been reported as an MM LE system and an MH4 UE system
    QW4011 has been reported as an MM LE system and an MH4 UE system
    QW4007 has been reported as an MM LE system and a black system
    QW4005 has been reported as both black and MM LE


    EU Firmwares by version number:

    9.9:
    QEH1082 (Blue)

    YAM1000 (Black) - Confirmed

    YEM1039 (White)

    9.8:

    QEF1025 (Black)

    9.6:

    QEH1056 (Black) - Confirmed

    YEM1032 (Black)

    YEF1014 (Black)

    9.5:

    QEH1044 (Black)
    QEH1042 (Blue)
    QEH1040 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QEH1039 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QEH1023 (Black) - SEE MULTIPLE VERSIONS SECTION!

    QEF1016 (Black)
    QEF1013 (Black)
    QEF1009 (Blue)

    YEF1020 (White)

    9.4:
    QEH1035 (Blue)
    QEH1032 (Black) - Confirmed
    QEH1031 (Black)
    QEH1030 (Black) - Confirmed
    QEH1029 (Blue) - Confirmed
    QEH1028 (Black/Blue) - Confirmed
    QEH1027 (Black)
    QEH1026 (Black)
    QEH1025 (Black/Blue)
    QEH1015 (Black) - SEE MULTIPLE VERSIONS SECTION!

    QEF1005 (Blue)
    QEF1004 (Blue)
    QEF1002 (Black) - Confirmed
    QEF1001 (Black)

    9.2.0-20E:
    QEH1021 (MH4 UE)
    QEH1020 (MH4 UE) - Confirmed

    QAH1000

    9.0.0-20E:
    QEH1044 (Black) - Confirmed
    QEH1034 (Blue)
    QEH1033 (Blue)
    QEH1025 (Blue)
    QEH1024 (Blue) - Confirmed
    QEH1023 (Black) - SEE MULTIPLE VERSIONS SECTION!
    QEH1022 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QEH1021 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QEH1019 (MM LE)
    QEH1018 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QEH1017 (MM LE) - Confirmed
    QEH1016 (Black) - Confirmed
    QEH1015 (Black) - SEE MULTIPLE VERSIONS SECTION!
    QEH1013 (Black)
    QEH1014 (Black/Blue) - Confirmed
    QEH1012 (Blue) - Confirmed
    QEH1011 (Black/Blue) - Confirmed
    QEH1009 (Blue) - Confirmed
    QEH1008 (Black) - Confirmed
    QEH1007 (Blue)
    QEH1006 (Black/Blue) - Confirmed
    QEH1005 (Black/Blue)
    QEH1004 (Black) - Confirmed
    QEH1003 (Black/Blue) - Confirmed
    QEH1002 (Black/Blue) - Confirmed
    QEH1001 (Black/Blue) - Confirmed
    QEH1000 (Black/Blue) - Confirmed

    QAH1008 (MM LE)
    QAH1007 (Blue/MM LE)
    QAH1006 (Black)
    QAH1005 (Black)
    QAH1004 - Confirmed
    QAH1003 (Black) - Confirmed

    QAF1008 (Blue)
    QAF1007 (Black) - Confirmed
    QAF1006 (Black)
    QAF1005 (Black)
    QAF1004 (Blue) - Confirmed

    YEM1015 (Black) - Confirmed
    YEM1014 (Black) - Confirmed
    YEM1013 (Black) - Confirmed
    YEM1010 (Black) - Confirmed
    YEM1009 - Confirmed
    YEM1008 (Black) - Confirmed
    YEM1007 (Black/White) - Confirmed
    YEM1006 (Black) - Confirmed
    YEM1001

    YEF1009 (White)
    YEF1008 (White)
    YEF1007 (White)
    YEF1006 (White)
    YEF1000 (White) - Confirmed

    YAF1003 (White)
    YAF1002

    Multiple Versions:
    (Please confirm these versions using SIX numbers of the serial)

    QEH1023 (Black) (9.0/9.5)

    QEH1015 (Black) (9.0/9.4)

    Unconfirmed reports:
    (These are reports that don't match the current pattern)

    QAF1004 has been reported as MM LE and MH4 UE


    JP Firmwares by version number:

    9.9:
    YJF1049

    9.6:

    QJF1115 (Blue/White)

    9.1.0-20J:
    QJF1089 (Black) - Confirmed
    QJF1048 (Blue) - Confirmed

    YJM1045 (Black)

    8.1.0J:
    QJF1029 (Black)
    QJF1025 (SSB LE)
    QJF1022 (Black)

    QJH1018 (Blue)

    YJF1036 (Black)
    YJF1015 (White)

    YJM1029 (White) - Confirmed
    YJM1026 (White) - Confirmed
    YJM1022 (White) - Confirmed
    YJM1015 (Black)
    YJM1001 (Black)
     
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    Mine should be confirmed posted everything. QW4026

    In fact looks like 4026 is the first ones with 9.4
     
  3. ShadowOne333

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    We should all avoid QW4026 right now if we want Gateway compatible software.

    I will be buying mine in like 4 hours or so after I get out of work, let's hope I find a good suitable New 3DS with SN in the range of QW1000-4025
     
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    didn't post images of the serial number though :P

    But yes it does look like QW4026 is the first system with 9.4
     
  5. savvyMatthew

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    I did ?

    I'm on my phone remember. ( I don't even know if that was you ) but yea there on the thread.

    Edit: pics http://imgur.com/8C1TnMl
    http://imgur.com/tdG2oRr

    And sorry wasn't you lol... screen to small can't see the names.
     
  6. ShadowOne333

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    Add QW1010 with version 9.0U
     
  7. Lockerzpoints2

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    Anyone know where to buy one with these versions below 9.2 online?
    I called my best buy, they don't have any... Same with my Gamestop. Now I'm at risk of the "new" shipment.
     
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    EU (AUS)Console:
    9.0.0-20E
    QAF1005
     
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    try the bestbuy website and go to various stores that have them and reserve. You might have to drive a little but thats what I've done for now

    (3 stores reserved 1 console at each, although you can reserve up to 3)
     
  10. savvyMatthew

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    I wanna say non reserved one's have a higher chance of being over 4026 or more.
     
  11. Zerosix

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    I got mine at toys r us today.
     
  12. Adeka

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    Where are these located on the box? I'm assuming on the bottom. Just want to make sure I know what i'm looking for when I go out to get one today
     
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    Mine was on the side and it said serial above it. It is hard to miss! Goodluck!
     
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    I've called around.. Most of my places are sold out, which sucks. Either they didn't have enough prepared inventory or there were too many people. Double sucks. I have to order online now but I run the risk of 9.5.
     
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    This thing is a sleeper hit. Who knew a rehash 3ds would sell so well opening day. This is not really a new system after all. Not sure I can fault em with issues with stocking.
     
  16. savvyMatthew

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    Wow it so sucks being QW4026... Almost made it lol

    If you're in the store look for anything under 4026
     
  17. DSlite2

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    I know this might sound like a silly question but my AUS 3DS XL box didn't show the serial number on the outside of the box. Can anyone with a USA 3DS XL confirm that the serial is visible on the outside of the box?

    EDIT: sorry I just saw the posts above this answering my question
     
  18. Zerosix

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    Mine was!
     
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    I have one and can confirm
     
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  20. ShadowOne333

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    I agree.

    Could someone add a pic of the box with the part of the SN visible?
    Just remember to cover up the last digits of the SN with a black box or something
     
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