Supposedly 3DS banned users now able to connect online

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  1. Cyan
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    For the last two weeks, few 3DS Flashcart users reported being banned from online access.
    The error code 0002-0102 appeared whenever they tried to access friend list or play an online game.

    Today, these users reported being able to access online features again.
    This error code on Nintendo's website is listed either as an access point connection issue or asking users to contact them if still experiencing it.


    No official information has been reported from Nintendo about this issue and a possible ban lift, but we would like to remind users that they are responsible of their action. Remember that piracy and hacking of any sort (unofficial hardware, software method to play region free, or cheat while playing online) can get you banned from their service if they decide to.
    Be careful when you decide to go online and be prepared for whatever action taken by Nintendo.


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    This can be a warning, like if the person do it again , 'we' (Nintendo) will ban you again, don´t know just guessing
     
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    hahaha bwa hahahahaha nintendo be trollin bietches!
     
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    They were grounded. No online play for a few weeks.
     
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    The error page on nintendo website seems to be restored to the old access point issue.

    while the users were banned, it was :
    "if you continue" suggests that they are working on fixing the issue and you had to tell them if you still had it.


    It's now back to
    Though, some users displayed two console connected to the same access point, one being banned and one working online, confirming that it wasn't an access point issue.


    Edit:
    The error page seems .. to change after each refresh!
    is it a cache bug?
     

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  6. Flame

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    Wait!

    Online play? Ban?

    [​IMG]


    When did Nintendo get a online infrastructure?
     
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    Let's wait for a few days and see if it's just a ban lift, or if they are done banning people.
     
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    Or... Maybe it wasn't a ban.. And just a legitimate problem with connecting?
     
  9. Thomas83Lin

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    Maybe it was found to be banning legit users:unsure:
     
  10. MrJason005

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    really now?
     
  11. Memoir

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    That'd be too funny.
     
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    Odd. I guess it wasn't a ban after all, and everyone got paranoid for no reason.
     
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    All the people who got paranoid was gold.
     
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    Haven't heard of Nintendo banning pirates. That's why I was a little iffy. The fact that thread got as far as it did surprises me.
     
  15. Cyan
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    It's possible it was only a random issue and it took them two weeks to fix.

    One user said the representative person he called confirmed it as a ban because of the use of unauthorized material, and that nothing will be done to be unban.
    The nintendo error page mention "if you continue to experience it", meaning it shouldn't happen.
    Nintendo doesn't have a "banned console error code" page. If nintendo want to ban someone, it will have a proper ban code and description.

    There's no proof it was a ban, except that user who called nintendo (I don't remember who did it, it's in the linked thread).


    to me, if it was really a ban, we would had a looot more reports.
    20 user is a strange number for a "ban-wave" considering the number of Sky3DS users.


    I compiled what we know and what we don't here :
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/error-code-002-0102-have-i-been-banned.380654/page-133#post-5356849


    Edit:
    I edited the title to be more accurate, as it's maybe not a ban and even less "unban".
     
  16. emigre

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    Who do Nintendo think they are? GBAtemp?
     
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    wasn't there a japanese email saying flashcard users will get banned?
     
  18. Memoir

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    Cyan That's what I was thinking. It was too isolated to be a ban, at least for piracy. It's still a toss up, and I'd have liked to see what Nintendo had to say about it. That ONE call doesn't really mean much to me. There were Chinese users who had shown an email stating basically the same thing. However, the numbers were too few for me to be convinced.

    Maybe I'm just skeptical.
     
  19. 2Hack

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    Did anyone who was banned even try formatting their 3DS? Maybe it was just a technical issue as others are suggesting?
     
  20. Cyan
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    yes, a lot of things have been tried.
    Formating, downgrading, using a different emuNAND, changing Mac Addresses.

    Not sure if someone tried to link a console using the same NNID from an affected console.
     
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