Switch Informations by serial number

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Essometer, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Notting

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    Serial: XAJ7001824xxxx
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: EUR
    Firmware: 3.0.1
    Color option: Neon blue and red
    Store: Amazon.de
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: 05/03/2018
     
  2. Essometer
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    To be fair, the OP is not outdated. Everything in it is still valid. It just doesn't need to be updated as frequently as in the beginning since a lot of ranges are already
    covered and new data is a lot less frequent. I went over the new replies and added the serials that extend the ranges to the OP.
     
  3. HexZyle

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    Nevertheless, since your summary in the OP only includes minimum and maximum values, I've done a complete re-read of all the posts and am working on a frequency chart to give a bit more of a visualisation to the concentration of firmwares across serials.

    Example: Firmwares seen in XAW100 series, data points grouped in lots of 50XXXXX
    [​IMG]

    I like graphs...
     
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  4. Rune

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    Is there some sort of pattern or specific numbers I should avoid (or go for) when picking out a console at a store? It seems like the serials are just random.
    There's a local store here in the UK that has some Switch consoles in stock but I don't want to go there and have a member of staff constantly bring out boxes while I compare them to the list in the OP.
    Ideally there would be something I can tell the person like "when you get one from the back, make sure the serial number doesn't have <insert serial> in it".
     
  5. HexZyle

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    There are six series, XAW100, XAW400, XAW700, XAJ100, XAJ400, XAJ700. They proceed through their serials at different rates, but I wrote up simplified guide you can use. After the first three numbers (XAW100 for example) check the next three.

    For 3.0.0 these serials are perfect:
    W100: <200
    W400: <020
    W700: <050

    J100: <100
    J400: <180
    J700: <140


    All you have to do is memorize these six numbers or write them on a piece of paper and that will make it a lot easier to compare serials in a hurry.

    Any higher and you'll be pushing your luck. You can still get 3.0.0 above these serials but you're at a higher risk of getting later versions. Find the serial which had the lowest number compared to these numbers.

    Example, if you see a XAJ700100 and a XAW700050, get the XAJ700100 because it is further below 140 than the other is below 050


    EDIT:
    Now that I've analyzed all the values, these are more lenient serials that should get you 3.0.0 without risk:
    XAJ100: Even in graphic it's still an undetermined mess. Stick with <100
    XAJ400: Should be pretty safe with <190. No 3.0.1 serials reported below that.
    XAJ700: <150 seems fine. There's only been one out of place firmware reported, at 152.

    XAW100: No out of place firmwares reported below 230.
    XAW400: There's a very distinct switch in firmwares at 028, so <027 is safe.
    XAW700: If you can find one of these you're lucky. Anything under 080 is great... in fact most of this serial is. It has the highest concentration of 1.0.0 consoles of all the series.
     
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  6. Rune

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    Great. Thanks for clearing that up. I'll now have to think about whether I actually go and buy it now. I currently already have a Switch that's on 3.01 thanks to the Mario Odyssey cart and I've been stuck in two minds about waiting on there for an exploit or getting a 2nd Switch.

    If it helps anyone, my Switch (I think) came with 1.0 FW and the serial is XAJ700061.
     
  7. HexZyle

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    Just did some database comparing and I noticed a few errors and entries that have been missed. I don't know if it's really that important, but since I'm making graphics, I do have to sift out erroneous data.
    In the google spreadsheet, entry 197 has an invalid serial. Even if the serial is correct, it is so far outside the range that it is a practically useless data point. There are a few other data points I omitted because they seemed so out of place it seemed fair to assume they were a refurbish.

    Now, the OP:

    Only had time to do the XAJ data points today, will work on XAW later.

    In the 1.0.0 section:
    for serial series XAJ400, an unidentified user (listed in the spreadsheet) has submitted XAJ40004, which is lower than your listed min value of XAJ400007. Theoretically however, 1.0.0 on all serial series should start at 000
    In the 2.1.0 section
    for serial series XAJ400, the max value of XAJ400136 I could not source. The only two serials that match are running 2.3.0. The next highest value for 2.1.0 is XAJ400126, submitted by krot (listed in the spreadsheet)
    for serial series XAJ700, astra221 (listed on the spreadsheet) has submitted XAJ700070, which is lower than your listed min value of XAJ700078.​

    In the 2.2.0 section:
    for serial series XAJ700, Resaec (page 33 of this thread) has submitted XAJ700090, which is lower than your listed min value of XAJ700091​

    In the 3.0.0 section:
    for serial series XAJ100, shakin (listed in the spreadsheet) has submitted XAJ100138, which is higher than your listed max value of XAJ100133
    for serial series XAJ400, cysin (listed in the spreadsheet) has submitted XAJ400161, which is lower than your listed min value of XAJ400169
    In the 3.0.1 section:
    for serial series XAJ100, tjok3000 (page 18 of this thread) has submitted XAJ100158, which is higher than your listed max value of XAJ100140
    for serial series XAJ400, an unidentified user (listed in the spreadsheet) has submitted XAJ400197, which is lower than your min value XAJ400210
    for serial series XAJ400, Goombi has submitted XAJ400288, (page 38 of this thread) which is higher than your listed max value of XAJ400267
    In the 3.0.2 section:
    for serial series XAJ100, South Cape and Yanda (page 22 and 21 of this thread) have submitted XAJ100175, which is lower than your sole entry of XAJ10018X (from sthetix, page 27)
    for serial series XAJ100, Martin l. (listed in the spreadsheet) has submitted XAJ100182, which is more specific/higher than your sole entry of XAJ10018X
    for serial series XAJ700, shakin (listed in the spreadsheet) has submitted XAJ700272, which is higher than your listed max value of XAJ700258.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Essometer
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    Thanks for correcting my errors. I tried to include the spreadsheet, but after awhile I just focused on the thread as it was easier to know where I had left
    of and what entries are new. Would you like to edit the OP? I can put you in the editorial list.
     
  9. HexZyle

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    Sure. I just copied the spreadsheet into excel. From there you can probably just compare the local file with the google one every now and then to see what entries are new.
     
  10. RyoX9

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    got mine from game.co.uk store Xaj7xxxxx and it turned out to be 4.0.1 so i updated it anyway..
     
  11. Rune

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    what was the rest of the serial?
     
  12. johncaffey

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    Hey there !

    Got two consoles FW XAJ100249XXXXX available at sale in the shop I work for. Is it worth buying one ?
     
  13. Essometer
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    Ok, I added you to the list. You should be able to edit the OP now.

    Is either 3.0.2 or 4.0.1.
     
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  14. RyoX9

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    Serial: XAJ7003100XXXX
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: EUR
    Firmware: 4.0.1
    Color option: Neon blue and red
    Store: GAME.CO.UK
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: 10/03/2018
     
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  15. HexZyle

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    Trying to get this to work nicely on an excel graph was a fucking nightmare, I needed graphing features it just could not supply. So I decided to put my art skills to work and make a pretty infograph by hand.

    Autism presents to you, an image including every single currently recorded non-erronous data point from this thread and the spreadsheet.
     
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  16. mrgame20

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    Serial: XAW1002976xxxx
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: CAN
    Firmware: 3.0.2
    Color option: Grey
    Store: Walmart
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: 08/03/2018
     
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  17. Memfis

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    Serial:XAJ4004009XXXX
    Serial on device matches serial on box:Yes
    Region:EU
    Firmware:4.1.0
    Color option:Neon
    Store: Media Markt Store, Germany, Baden-W├╝rttemberg
    Was a bundle (if yes, which):No
    Purchase date: 12.03.2018
     
  18. mrgame20

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    Bought a second one:

    Serial: XAW1002181xxxx
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: CAN
    Firmware: 3.0.0
    Color option: Neon Green/Pink
    Store: Walmart
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): Yes, Splatoon 2
    Purchase date:13/03/2018
     
  19. Milenko

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    I can see in the display case at my local Target one with XAW700094, says that XAW700050 - XAW700127 is 2.3.0
    But on the spreadsheet found someone who has XAW700092 that was 3.0.2, is it just a gamble?
     
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  20. mrgame20

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    At best its a gamble, but I'd bet on it being 3.0.2.

    HexZyle has put a great image together (a few posts up). You'll notice that XAW700094 falls after the introduction of 3.0.0 atleast, possibly after the reported 3.0.2 console XAW7000928XXXX. Looking at the spreadsheet the last 2.3.0 reported was XAW70005XXXXXX. So from that I would bet on the console being 3.0.2

    EDIT: Looks like HexZyle thinks that the 3.0.2 report might be an error, I only just started looking into this stuff recently so maybe you're in luck!
     
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