Switch Firmware by serial number

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  1. Essometer
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    So, as we all know, an exploit that existed till Firmware version 3.0.0 has been fixed in 3.0.1. I think it would be a good idea to start a thread where people
    can post the serial number and informations about their switch consoles to help other people buy hackable switches in the future.

    Serial:
    Serial on device matches serial on box:
    Region:
    Firmware:
    Color option:
    Store:
    Was a bundle (if yes, which):
    Purchase date:

    If you know with which Firmware your switch came out of the box, please fill in those fields.


    According to CTCear, here are some information about the Switch serial numbers:

    For example: XAJ70002712345

    X: Product of NX line
    A: Switch Hardware
    J70: Assembly line
    The following numbers are probably a consecutive number. So the Switch in the example is Switch number 2712345.


    Here is a quick guide on how to check the Firmware without going through the initial setup.


    Where to look for the serial before you buy a Switch: There is a hole on the underside of the box where a sticker with the serial is placed.
    The spoiler has a pic with the location.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Tip: When buying a console with a serial number that seems to be the last batch of 3.0.0 be careful, because there is a chance that it comes with
    3.0.1 in the box. For example, we have XAJ100127 as a 3.0.0 serial number, but XAJ100122 was reported as 3.0.1. There seems to be a overlap in
    serial numbers, probably due to factories flashing two firmwares in parallel for a short time when upgrading the assembly lines.

    Serial number below contains almost every number posted in this thread and in the spreadsheet up until 12.03.2018.

    1.0.0


    XAW100006 - XAW100128

    XAW700014 - XAW700047

    XAJ100022 - XAJ100042

    XAJ400004 - XAJ400091

    XAJ700012 - XAJ700065


    2.1.0

    XAW100139 - XAW100140

    XAW700049 - XAW700050

    XAJ400105 - XAJ400136

    XAJ700070 - XAJ700085


    2.2.0

    XAW100158 - XAW100173

    XAJ400105 - XAJ400174

    XAJ700090 - XAJ700093


    2.3.0

    XAW100175 - XAW100214

    XAW400008 - XAW400016

    XAW700053 - XAW700055

    XAJ100086

    XAJ400105 - XAJ400155

    XAJ700098 - XAJ700132


    3.0.0

    XAW100154 - XAW100230

    XAW400017 - XAW400033

    XAW700056 - XAW700081

    XAJ100109 - XAJ100138

    XAJ400169 - XAJ400191

    XAJ700133 - XAJ700153


    3.0.1

    XAW100218 - XAW100320

    XAW400028 - XAW400036

    XAJ100121 - XAJ100158

    XAJ400197 - XAJ400267

    XAJ700150 - XAJ700199


    3.0.2

    XAW100294 - XAW100442

    XAW400042 - XAW400081

    XAJ100175 - XAJ100182

    XAJ400267 - XAJ400281

    XAJ700197 - XAJ700319


    4.0.1

    XAW100439 - XAW100516

    XAW400081

    XAJ1002523

    XAJ700310 - XAJ700319

    Xplic1T created a spreadsheet that contains all information that we gathered in this thread in more detail then the OP.
    You can view it here
    Feel free to edit the spreadsheet with more informations
     
    Last edited by HexZyle, Mar 21, 2018 - Reason: Edited range, speculatively large
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  2. Cyan

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    don't give the full serial number.
    only the beginning should be enough (like we did on Wii)

    you never know what could be done to your console/account if you publicly provide your full serial.
     
    Last edited by Cyan, Aug 17, 2017
  3. Patodox

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    Version Number: XAW1001
    Region: it cares? USA I guess
    Firmware: 2.2.0
    System Color: Gray
     
    Last edited by Patodox, Aug 17, 2017
  4. delta nite

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    Did yout system come with 2.2.0 already installed or did you update?
     
  5. Duhasst0

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    EDIT

    Assembly Line:W10
    Batch Number:6.8m
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 2.2.0
    System Color: Grey
    Was a bundle (if yes, which):No

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    Version Number: XAW1001
    Region: US
    Firmware: 2.2.0
    System Color (checking a hunch): Grey

    Bought from Amazon, via Sim Wireless as the 3rd party seller. System came with 2.2.0 installed.
     
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    Version Number: XAW1000
    Region: CANUS
    Firmware: 1.0.0
    System Color: Blue + Red
     
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    Version Number (Serial): XAJ70002
    Region: EUR
    Firmware: 1.0.0
    System Color: Neon Blue/Red

    Also,
    Europe has XAJ.
     
  8. Patodox

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    2.2.0 installed, I think that is the idea of this post

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    So, in USA regions, we can say XAW1000 is 1.0.0 ans XAW1001 is 2.2.0
     
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  9. roarn20

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    Serial Number: XAW400012*****
    Assembly Line: W40
    Batch Number: 1.2 million
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 2.3.0
    System Color: Gray
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No

    Bought at gamestop 8/15/17
     
    Last edited by roarn20, Aug 18, 2017
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  10. SirByte

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    Serial: XAW100196XXXXX
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: CAN/US
    Firmware: 2.3.0
    Color option: Grey
    Store: Best Buy
    Purchase date: 2017-08-17
     
  11. LoseSilent

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    Serial: XAW700026XXXXX
    Region: CAN
    Firmware: 1.0.0
    Color option: Grey
    Store: Amazon.ca
    Purchase date: 2017-03-03 (Release Date)
     
  12. Thirty3Three

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    Haven't opened my new one yet, but I will soon. I've got the receipt too.

    Version Number: Will edit this post and get back to you
    Region: USA
    Firmware: Will edit this post and get back to you
    System Color (checking a hunch): Grey
    Store: Wal-Mart (USA)
    Purchase Date: Will edit this post and get back to you
     
  13. Thirty3Three

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    Wherever you want me, baby.
    OP, you should add these to the OP.
     
  14. ZachSZ

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    Serial: XAW10002
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 1.0.0
    Color option: Grey
    Store: Best Buy
    Purchase date: 2017-03-03 (Release Date)
     
    Last edited by ZachSZ, Aug 18, 2017
  15. kiryu1

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    I wonder if the Splatoon 2 edition will come with fw 3.0.0 or lower.
     
  16. Essometer
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    As you can see by looking at my country flag, your and my sleep cycle may be different.
    Don't worry, I am monitoring the thread while I'm not asleep.
     
    Last edited by Essometer, Aug 18, 2017
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  17. Patodox

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    Man, this breaks my "theory", are you sure is 7000 and not 1000? :( Or maybe XAJ7000, like the EUR consoles? :/
     
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  18. PotatisKnug

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    What does XAJ70006 mean?
    It came with version 1.0.0 since i didn't have any internet when i unboxed my switch. As soon as i connected it wanted me to update to 3.0.0.
     
    Last edited by PotatisKnug, Aug 18, 2017
  19. Paiuand

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    I got the splat edition and it came with 2.1 i think.
     
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  20. Essometer
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    Uhm, I don't know?
    Is that your serial number?

    It looks for me like only the first four numbers matter, after that the serial number is probably console unique.
    I will edit the OP to only include the first 4 numbers.
     
    Last edited by Essometer, Aug 18, 2017
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