Switch Firmware by serial number

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

  1. RandoSterling

    RandoSterling Newbie

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    Feb 15, 2016
    United States
    Serial: XAW4001232XXX
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 4.1
    Color option: Red/Blue
    Store: Best Buy
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: May 20th 2018

    Im guessing I should return it.
     
    Last edited by RandoSterling, May 20, 2018
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  2. stefanbk

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    Jun 5, 2017
    Gambia, The
    Serial: XAJ400147
    Serial on device matches serial on box: YES
    Region: EUR
    Firmware: 2.3.0
    Color option: Red/Blue
    Store: a store in germany (found 2.3.0 , 3.0.0 and 3.0.1 but decided to take the lowest firmware)
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): -
    Purchase date: 22.05.2018

    I am very happy with me 2.3.0, waiting for atmosphere :)
     
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  3. pandavova

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    Oct 27, 2015
    Germany
    Windows 10 Pro
    Serial: XAJ100248XXXXX
    Serial on device matches serial on box: YES
    Region: EUR
    Firmware: 4.1.0
    Color option: Grey
    Store: Mediamarkt Germany
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): -
    Purchase date: 22.05.2018

    Meh :/
    (But its not >4.1.0, so everything should fine, but it will be a little later, right?)
     
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  4. stefanbk

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    Jun 5, 2017
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    Das heutige Angebot mit Mario Kart 8 und dem Controller? Habe im Saturn auch viel niedrigere Firmware gefunden (Frankfurt)

    4.1.0 is fine :)
     
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  5. pandavova

    pandavova @pandavova FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER

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    Oct 27, 2015
    Germany
    Windows 10 Pro
    (Any other language then english is not allowed here :P)

    I didn't buy a Bundle. Just the Switch.
    Im to lazy to get a different Switch now, I just will wait longer.
     
  6. wombat2290

    wombat2290 Newbie

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    May 25, 2018
    Australia
    Serial:XAW40005351721
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: AUSTRALIA
    Firmware: 3.0.2
    Color option: Grey
    Store: Amazon AU
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: May 18th 2018
     
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  7. MiserySW

    MiserySW Newbie

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    Apr 30, 2017
    United States
    Serial:XAW100218XXXXX
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 4.1.0???
    Color option: Green/Pink
    Store: eBay
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): Yes, Splatoon
    Purchase date: May 18th 2018

    I assumed that ALL Splatoon bundles came with firmware <3.0.0 so when I saw this listed as "New", I bought it. When I received the Switch and checked the firmware, it was 4.1.0. While I do not think this is one of those new Mariko units, could it possibly be?? Is there any possible way to determine if this Switch was previously used and updated so that I, and the community, knows it's NOT a Mariko unit Switch? I noticed that there was an "Error History", if that helps. A brand new Switch wouldn't have an "Error History" would it?
     
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  8. jimbo504

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    May 6, 2018
    United States
    If you're on 4.1 you're fine, Mariko units aren't even out yet as far as we know. All firmwares up to 5.0.2 are hackable.
     
  9. JeepX87

    JeepX87 GBAtemp Regular

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    Aug 17, 2016
    United States
    I was consider to buy Switch today but I changed my mind to wait for 1-2 years to replace my 3DS, so is it bad idea? I believe that all Switch motherboard revision will be hacked eventually in different way like Wii did?
     
  10. Milenko

    Milenko GBAtemp Fan

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Australia
    The new unhackable hardware revisions could be out soon, so 1-2 years is a bad idea
     
  11. JeepX87

    JeepX87 GBAtemp Regular

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    Aug 17, 2016
    United States
    What about hardmod and soldering?

    I accidentally updated my 3DS to 11.0 before I got acknowledge, so I paid someone to downgrade via hardmod and soldering, so is it possible for Switch with motherboard revision to be hardmodded and soldered?

    Should I go to Walmart to grab one soon or buy from Ebay? Please message me for link to Ebay website - I prefer North America version.
     
    Last edited by JeepX87, May 27, 2018
  12. JeepX87

    JeepX87 GBAtemp Regular

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    Aug 17, 2016
    United States
    Serial: XAW700114XXXXX
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 4.1.0
    Color option: Neon
    Store: Walmart
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: 5/27/2018

    I bought it today and it looks like I got non-revision based on firmware.

    At first, I was anxious about end up with revised Switch and relieved after found that firmware is lower - just power + volume up and down combined to check.
     
    Last edited by JeepX87, May 28, 2018
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  13. frankGT

    frankGT GBAtemp Regular

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    Nov 21, 2009
    Portugal
    Serial: XAJ400361XXXXX
    Serial on device matches serial on box: YES
    Region: EUR
    Firmware: 4.0.1
    Color option: Red/Blue
    Store: Amazon
     
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  14. Giotis

    Giotis Newbie

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    May 28, 2018
    Cyprus
    Serial: XAJ700270
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: EUR
    Firmware: 3.0.2
    Color option: Neon
    Store: Local store
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: May 25th 2018
     
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  15. DKB

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    May 29, 2015
    United States
    New York City, Manhattan
    Serial: XAW700138XXXXX
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: USA
    Firmware: 4.1.0
    Color option: Neon
    Store: Best Buy
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: May 26th, 2018
     
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  16. HexZyle

    HexZyle Pretty Petty Pedant

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    Sep 12, 2015
    Australia
    Compare the serial to the infographic and ranges on the OP. You got shivved - that firmware only comes with 2.3.0 and 3.0.0, obviously someone updated the console
     
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  17. JeepX87

    JeepX87 GBAtemp Regular

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    Aug 17, 2016
    United States
    It does seems like someone updated the Switch, use factory reset, pack in and return to seller, or seller may did that. Switch doesn’t have seal sticker to indicate if package is opened or not.
     
  18. eoinzy

    eoinzy Newbie

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    Dec 26, 2015
    Serial: XAJ400189xxxxx
    Serial on device matches serial on box: Yes
    Region: EUR
    Firmware: 3.0.0
    Color option: Neon
    Store: GameStop
    Was a bundle (if yes, which): No
    Purchase date: May 31st, 2018
     
    Last edited by eoinzy, May 31, 2018
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  19. KuroTheBang

    KuroTheBang Advanced Member

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    Nov 29, 2014
    Gambia, The
    Can someone tell me what FW I can expect with that?




    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  20. Essometer
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    Oct 22, 2010
    Germany
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    With what?
     
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