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One of a kind Nintendo Switch

Hello everyone

Thank you for accepting me in this forum. I have a weird story. I bought a nintendo switch for what it seemed like an amazing price than when I received it I turned it on and I saw a menu that has options (see pic) but never had the system on. I tried looking for a solution but never found anything for this issue. I listed the console on ebay "as is" condition, then I received a message from an eBay member with a link to reddit post. The console seems to be a "preproduction unit". And from what I understand it never had any firmware installed on it, so I can literally install anything including custom firmware. What do you guys think, is this really what it is and any idea on how to install firmware on it?

 

Regards

Al

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7 minutes ago, AyadriX said:

Hello everyone

Thank you for accepting me in this forum. I have a weird story. I bought a nintendo switch for what it seemed like an amazing price than when I received it I turned it on and I saw a menu that has options (see pic) but never had the system on. I tried looking for a solution but never found anything for this issue. I listed the console on ebay "as is" condition, then I received a message from an eBay member with a link to reddit post. The console seems to be a "preproduction unit". And from what I understand it never had any firmware installed on it, so I can literally install anything including custom firmware. What do you guys think, is this really what it is and any idea on how to install firmware on it?

 

Regards

Al

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Probably someone homebrewed it and then sold it

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27 minutes ago, AyadriX said:

The console seems to be a "preproduction unit". And from what I understand it never had any firmware installed on it,

if that was true, i highly highly doubt the interface would be in english

Judge the product by its own merits, not by the Company that created it.

 

 

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20 hours ago, AyadriX said:

The console seems to be a "preproduction unit".

That's the firmware Nintendo use to test the console!

LcdAndKey - Tests the display and touch

AssembledWireless - Tests the joy cons?,in both assembled mode and wireless mode.

Aging - No idea what is that.maybe the battery?

 

System Initialize - No idea what is that.

Board test - Tests the motherboard

BoardWireless  - Tests Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Finalize - Finishes the test

 

Repair shops would have loved to have that firmware!

But Nintendo will sue your ass if you sell that firmware :D

Make a copy of that firmware for yourself,then install a custom firmware.

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3 hours ago, Vishera said:

That's the firmware Nintendo use to test the console!

LcdAndKey - Tests the display and touch

AssembledWireless - Tests the joy cons?,in both assembled mode and wireless mode.

Aging - No idea what is that.maybe the battery?

 

System Initialize - No idea what is that.

Board test - Tests the motherboard

BoardWireless  - Tests Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Finalize - Finishes the test

 

Repair shops would have loved to have that firmware!

But Nintendo will sue your ass if you sell that firmware :D

Make a copy of that firmware for yourself,then install a custom firmware.

Thank you for the information. Any idea on how to make a copy of the firmware?

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