Question About the 'Ban' on the Switch

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by Zumoly, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Zumoly
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    Hi guys!
    Please help me clear something up.
    If your Switch gets banned while you purchased digital games on it what will happen if:
    - You use this account (for the first time) to activate another Switch? Will that Switch get banned too?
    - Deactivate (remove banned account from) a Switch and user another account on it? Will that get banned too?
    And finally:
    - Of what use is a banned Switch? Can it play card games, fetch (free) updates from Nintendo?
     
  2. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    Never mind. I am totally wrong. I forgot that Nintendo bans consoles too.
     
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  3. Zumoly
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    Did you mean "you should get unbanned"?
    I'd like to know this as well. Some have claimed being banned so I'm curious if they did this and how it turned out.
     
  4. jakkal

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    Wut???
     
  5. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    edited the post

    Also, once you are banned, you are banned no matter what you do.

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

    It makes total sense (except the "you should get banned" part which I corrected already)
     
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  6. xXDungeon_CrawlerXx

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    So you are telling me Nintendo Bans 3DS Consoles + Account but not Nintendo Switch Consoles?
    I'm not sure about that. Why shouldn't Nintendo ban the ConsoleID of your Switch, too?
     
  7. wurstpistole

    wurstpistole I got 8 warning points

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    Where did you get that info from?
    I'm pretty sure that they'll ban the whole console forever, like it has been with the 3DS.
     
  8. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    never mind. I totally forgot about that, yea...
     
  9. Clydefrosch

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    I was under the impression that both the account and the system itself are banned.
     
  10. This is extremely false. All consoles have a unique certificate needed to access most online services (ie eshop, online gaming, ...). Once this cert is banned there's no going back, even if you swap accounts. I'm unsure if Nintendo will ban all devices that share users with the originally detected console, though.
     
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  11. Zumoly
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    I think this is the big issue to clear up. It'll be extremely disappointing if Nintendo banned a family console because of a user linked (but not the main user) to that Switch.
     
  12. wurstpistole

    wurstpistole I got 8 warning points

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    Of course they do. Why would they care?
     
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  13. Zumoly
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    Then that's unjust!
    Why should the other console be affected if no trace of hacking detected?
     
  14. wurstpistole

    wurstpistole I got 8 warning points

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    What 'other console'? You asked if the whole Switch that multiple people use is banned if one profile hacks and others don't, and if they ban, of course that'll be the case.

    They will of course not ban a new Switch only because you log in with your old account from a banned Switch. If you can log in, that is.
     
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  15. Josephvb10

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    If your Switch gets banned you can't unlink any Nintendo Account currently active on it. As you can only do that through the eShop and if you try to call Nintendo they will notice the ban and refuse to deactivate it.
     
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  17. Zumoly
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    Actually see this scenario:
    The father decides to hack his Switch but his account is also linked to his kids' Switch.
    - What will happen if his Switch gets banned? I'm assuming the kids' will also as per your logic?

    Regarding the new Switch: some Switch hacker on Twitter (Shiny...!?) claimed he got both his Switches banned although the other one had never been hacked before.

    *snip*
     
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  19. Ptrk25

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    That's not true. My old switch got banned (2124-4007), asked Nintendo support to unlink it and they did that. I can use my old nintendo account on the new switch.

    Ptrk25
     
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    Along with your purchases?
     
  21. Ptrk25

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    Yes
     
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  22. Masacci0

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    What were you allowed to do while banned? Download game updates? dlc? firmware updates?
     
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