Switch Informations by serial number - READ THE FIRST POST before asking questions

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  1. Essometer
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    TL;DR. Compare your serial here to know if your Switch is patched or not:

    Serials beginning with XAW1:
    XAW1007400X and below are safe to buy
    XAW1007500X and above not safe to buy, possibly patched
    XAW1012000X and above definitely patched


    Serials beginning with XAW4:
    XAW4001100X and below are safe to buy
    XAW4001200X and above not not safe, possibly patched
    XAW4003000X and above definitely patched


    Serials beginning with XAW7:
    XAW7001780X and below are safe to buy
    XAW7001790X and above not safe to buy, possibly patched
    XAW7003000X and above definitely patched


    Serials beginning with XAJ1:
    XAJ1002000X and below are safe to buy
    XAJ1002100X and above not safe to buy, possibly patched
    XAJ1003000X and above definitely patched


    Serials beginning with XAJ4:
    XAJ4004600X and below are safe to buy
    XAJ4004700X and above not safe to buy, possibly patched
    XAJ4006000X and above definitely patched


    Serials beginning with XAJ7:
    XAJ7004000X and below are safe to buy
    XAJ7004100X and above not safe to buy, possibly patched
    XAJ7005000X and above definitely patched


    Serials beginning with XAW9:
    Refurbished Consoles directly from Nintendo, no informations, but
    very possible all patched.


    Serials beginning with XAK:
    No informations available, since those are only sold in Korea (?)


    F.A.Q:

    Q: The Serial of my Switch begins with four or more zeros, what does it mean?
    A: Those Switches are all unpatched and can be bought without hesitation. Leading zeros just
    mean that actual serial number that follows is very small, so the switch is rather old.

    Q: My Serial is in the orange region, which says that it is possibly patched, what does that mean for me?
    A: This means that it is not possible to tell from your serials number if your Switch is patched or not. It has
    to do with the fact that after patched units were first produced, Nintendo also produced unpatched units. That
    leads to an overlap.

    Q: I've already bought a Switch in the orange region, what should I do?
    A: It depends. If it is still sealed and you have the possibility to return it, you should probably try to get a Switch
    in the green region. If you can't return it, just try and see for you self if it is patched or not. It is not possible
    to brick/harm/destroy the Switch with this method:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/a-defin...atched-or-not-purchases-after-07-2018.512018/

    Q: My Switch is definitely patched, what should I do now?
    A: You have two options:
    1) Wait till a hacker finds a way to hack a patched Switch unit. We don't know when or if they'll find a solution. You need to be patient.
    2) Sell the Switch and get an unpatched one

    Q: I found a Switch with serial XYZ and it is really close to the XYZ+1 one I found in the spreadsheet, which was unpatched. Should I buy it?
    A: This is missleading. Yes, it might be unpatched, but serial XYZ could also be in the orange region. That would mean the guy on the spreadsheet got an
    unpatched one, while yours could be patched. Always compare the serials to the colour regions above, never to a single serials in isolation.

    Q: I have read this guide and I know that the guide said my switch is unpatched/possibly patched/patched. Should I still ask a question about if anyone has information
    about my Switch?

    A: No. The guide is up-to-date and the borders are trusted. You can post it of course, but don't expect any new informations.

    Q: I have seen other guide similar to this guide with slightly different borders, what's the deal with that?
    A: Basically, other sites copied the informations and posted them on their side without giving credit. I don't care. What
    I do know is that this guide is the most accurate one out there. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

    Q: I found a bundle XYZ. Is it patched or unpatched?
    A: Bundles don't play any role whether a Switch is patched or unpatched. Always go after serials number.

    Q: I read everything and I am still confused about the guide. Please help?
    A: If you have read everything twice you have my permission to ask in this thread. Beware of snarky comments.

    Q: What about XAW9, XAK and other serials numbers not in the guide?
    A: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I don't know. I don't work for Nintendo, nor do I have any insider knowledge. I just gather that the people have collected in this thread
    and the spreadsheet. There is to little information about those to make good predictions.

    Q: Where can I find the serial number on the Box?
    A: Have a look in the spoiler. The box has a little cut-out where the serial should be visable.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Q: I want Switch with a specific firmware preinstalled, can you help me out?
    A: Compare the serial to the list inside this spoiler.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Q: I want to help, what can I do?
    A: If you have all informations about your Switch, fill out the form below and post it here.

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

    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.



    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 Essometer, Feb 22, 2019 at 9:18 AM
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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
     
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  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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  7. BlastedGuy9905

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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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    Wherever you want me, baby.
    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.
     
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  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.
     
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  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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