Need to transfer nintendo id, can i restore games back with backup?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Nickm23, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. Nickm23

    Nickm23 GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 17, 2015

    I need to do a system format on my 3ds xl (luma b9s etc) to unlink my nintendo ID.

    Im aware all games i installed on them will be lost (cia etc) is there a way to back this up so i can restore it after a system format, or is this impossible?

  2. Quantumcat

    Quantumcat Dead and alive

    Nov 23, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    Format with the SD card not inserted, and restore a NAND backup. Go to NNID Settings in System Settings and hold X+Y when you see an error message to fully unlink the NNID (the system format will make the servers think it is inactive, but when you restore the NAND backup the console will think it is still active so you do this to make sure the console knows). Note that all your bought games will disappear when you do this.
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