Switch Firmware by serial number

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  1. deSSy2724

    deSSy2724 GBAtemp Regular

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    "Trial and error"....... returning it numerous times like me (the unlucky ones club) :rofl2:
     
  2. mech

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    Nah he sells the parts separate and makes coloured joycons to sell too.
     
  3. denweny1

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    Made a web app to check serials, hope its useful
    nswitch.github.io/serial
     
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  4. CrimsonMaple

    CrimsonMaple EXPLOSION!!~

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    Serial: XAW10026
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 3.0.1
    Color option: Grey
    Store: Walmart
    Bundle: Nope.
    Purchase Date: Nov. 12
     
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  5. BOO23

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    Serial: XAW100218
    Region:USA
    Firmware: 3.0.1
    Color option: Gray :(
    Store: Gamestop
    Bundle: Nope
    Purchase Date: Dec. 10th

    So fucking bummed especially since it was in the range and it is going to be a bitch to return it.
     
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  6. YTElias

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    What firmware would i get when i got my switch from amazon.de?
     
  7. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    You can't! You can ask them to see if they can check it for you but I doubt. The best way is Ebay sellers and ask them for the serial number and match it right here so you will know.
     
  8. YTElias

    YTElias Ashley

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    I get it on saturday then i find it out...
     
  9. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Ouch. I hope you got what you want. :)
     
  10. LukySplatoon

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    Did you buy to amazon.de? (If yes when?)
     
  11. YTElias

    YTElias Ashley

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    Its me who buyed it
    And i don´t buyed it
    A girlfriend from my mother buyed it and it gets send directly to my house
    it was buyed yesterday i think...
     
  12. Essometer
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    *bought

    Could be anything, really. If you are lucky you get some old stock with <3.0.0, but >3.0.0 is more likely.
     
  13. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    Need more Europe versions in the list too
     
  14. LukySplatoon

    LukySplatoon GBAtemp Fan

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    I don't understand how we can see the update with the serial code? Someone can explain me for <3.0 please?
    N.B: I live in Europe
     
  15. Essometer
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    Serial numbers are a continuous number. For example: XAW00001 is the first Switch ever produced and comes with FW 1.0.0.
    Now a new FW is released: 2.0.0.
    Someone buys a Switch with the new FW an reports that serial number XAW00021 comes with 2.0.0.
    That means that we know with a certain accuracy that all Switches with a higher serial number
    then XAW00021 comes with at least 2.0.0.
     
    Last edited by Essometer, Dec 14, 2017
  16. LukySplatoon

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    Could you tell me about this picture?

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

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Arck

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    no one can tell the exact firmware, you should open it to check by yourself.
    I see the XAJ400XXX value is increased with the firmware.

    3.0 -> XAJ400169
    2.3 -> XAJ400154
    2.2 -> XAJ400107

    So XAJ400251... should be > 3.0

    Finding 3.0 Switch is a pain now, it was a risky 3 month ago, but now you have to be very lucky.
     
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  18. Essometer
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    Arck is right, will in no way be under or at 3.0.0. Probably 3.0.2.
     
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  19. 09chja

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    Hey community,

    what do you think? Could this possibly be a working firmware? List states something about 2.3.*, but I'm not sure about that.
    And additionally: how is it possible to push it up to 3.0.0 if its below? With a certain game?

    IMG_0092.jpg
     
  20. Essometer
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    We don't know more than the list. If list says yes, then yes. You can use Pokken DX to upgrade to 3.0.0.
     
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