Hardware Is there a way to bypass eShop to deregister a primary console?

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Hello, I've just gotten myself a new Switch Lite, alongside my original Switch to play online games and playing around with CFW separately without my account getting banned.

Here's the gist of my situation: my brother has set his account on my original hacked Switch, in which he bought games in (namely, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe), but I do not personally own them, I them asked him to link his account to my new Switch Lite which he did, so that I could play Mario Kart 8 on my Switch Lite. This is when I discovered the "primary console" system. The problem was that in order for my account on the Switch Lite to play my brother's games, he would need to deregister the aforementioned hacked switch, and then set the Switch Lite as his main console.

The funny thing is, the moment I tried getting into the eShop, I got banned, despite not playing any games online on CFW, and previously changing my DNS to block updates with Nintendo (I knew there were still risks, since the banning flags for a Switch are as clear as mud, though I still tried to be somewhat reasonable, but oh well).

In conclusion, I need to get access to the eShop to deregister my brother's account off of my hacked Switch for him to set my Switch Lite as the main one. Is there another way to deregister the console or is my bro's account forever locked in Nintendo legal ninja hell?

tl;dr: I want to deregister my Switch but I can't access the eShop, asking to see if there's any alternative.
 

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You would need a new switch to register that switch as primary without deregistering the other one.
Well, that's the thing, you can't do that:
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I normally need to get access from my hacked console, but since I'm banned, I can't access to the eShop, therefore the primary console status is locked forever, I just want to know whether I'm doomed or if there's any other way to deregister other than going through Nintendo Online...
 

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Well, that's the thing, you can't do that:
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I normally need to get access from my hacked console, but since I'm banned, I can't access to the eShop, therefore the primary console status is locked forever, I just want to know whether I'm doomed or if there's any other way to deregister other than going through Nintendo Online...

sound like you got a system ban not an account ban, so you can login into your account on a different switch and set that as primary.
 

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Alright, thank you so much! It sucks that I had to ask into a forum to actually find this info... anyway, Nintendo sucks, and I'm buying everything related to them as used.
 
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