Hacking NNID, what is it for?

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Hi,

What NNID is it for?
Can I play online, use StreetPass, access to eShop without it?

I ask because I saw that it's preferable to don't have one to don't be banned
 

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It's similar to having a PSN account. All your purchases are saved in your NNID so that you can re-download them at anytime. And other stuff that I can't remember.

Well, the "ban" part is mostly if you're using a rom that has a public header that every person uses. It doesn't matter if you have an NNID or not.
 

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Ok, thanks man! :)
I use my own header (from my game that I've bought brand new) on all my ROMS, so it should be good?
 

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Ok, thanks man! :)
I use my own header (from my game that I've bought brand new) on all my ROMS, so it should be good?

For now it seems so, I think that no one that used the same private header in many games has been banned, but I am not reading new reports often.
Of course, this may change in the future... or not...
 

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Purchases are tied to NNID, so you can redownload and format your system safely, without losing purchased titles. It's also your "gamer tag" for some games.
That was before NNID came to be.

So if I buy a 3DS, sign up with a NNID, lose or break said 3DS and buy another - I can re download the games I previously purchased?
 

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Sweet.

Well gotta buy one, buy some games, loose it and replace it first... but once I've managed all that... sweet :D
 

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Hi,

What NNID is it for?
Can I play online, use StreetPass, access to eShop without it?

I ask because I saw that it's preferable to don't have one to don't be banned
It doesn't do a whole lot, TBH. But you will need it in order to buy things from the eShop. It doesn't make a difference for anything else.

So if I buy a 3DS, sign up with a NNID, lose or break said 3DS and buy another - I can re download the games I previously purchased?
Nope. While the games may be tied to the NNID, the NNID is tied to that system and that system only until you use system transfer. This is obviously to prevent downloading multiple copies of the same eShop games.
 

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