Unlinking Nintendo Account from a Banned Switch?

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by PRAGMA, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. PRAGMA
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    PRAGMA GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    So, the following requires me to connect online:
    - User Settings -> Unlink Nintendo Account
    - User Settings -> Delete User (Which just first does unlinking then deletion)
    - System -> Formatting Options -> Restore Factory Settings
    (While the Nintendo Recovery Mode -> Restore Factory Settings Without Deleting Save Data option does not require me to connect to internet, it doesn't unlink or delete data to do with user)

    Whenever I try to do any kind of unlink action, the ban denied message appears, so I cant even unlink now...
     
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  2. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Thanks a lot (for creating the thread) I needed to know how to do this, btw what about deactivating the console from eShop? I understand that is a step.

    Hopefully someone will show us the way to do this :)
     
  3. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    Yeah, the only way to unlink the Nintendo Account after being banned is by calling Nintendo. We have already exhausted all other options and because the Nintendo Account is also linked server side, you cannot just link it offline.
     
  4. PRAGMA
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    PRAGMA GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Thats what unlinking is
     
  5. Jhyrachy

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    I'm thinking of calling nintendo to unlink my switch even if it's not banned, because I use it only offline
     
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  6. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    Its quite easy in fact. Just tell Nintendo you sold/lost the console and they will unlink the Account for you since they assume you no longer have access to the Switch. I would also recommend linking a fake account to the console so you can enjoy eShop and online play until the console is banned.
     
  7. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Just hung up with Nintendo, hell they have a WHOLE LIST of things that went wrong with your system... and the games you've played on, the day you linked your account... the ban is permanent and there is NO WAY to lift it they said... they're banning the consoles by serial and cert.

    The lady was very nice about it but she said there is no way they will unban a console.

    They however unlinked my account they said my account was ok and I can use it on a new system.

    Don't know how unban works on 3DS but WE NEED someone to start working on that as soon as possible.
     
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  8. Draxzelex

    Draxzelex GBAtemp Guru

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    Nintendo didn't ban 3DS using the certificate system like on the Switch but rather a seed in the 3DS that we could alter. Its a lot harder to forge a certificate than a seed hence why getting unbanned is virtually impossible on the Switch.
     
  9. LihKen

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    login in website and discram account. will logout
     
  10. Tigran

    Tigran GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yeah, this whole thing can be done from the website... Dunno WTF you guys are going on about.
     
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  11. LihKen

    LihKen Newbie

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    but now how we can play on banned switch without Nintendo account?
     
  12. nachuz

    nachuz GBAtemp Fan

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    not really, just unlinking from eshop and you have to be careful because you can only unlink one time on a year
     
  13. Manurocker95

    Manurocker95 Game Developer & Pokémon Master

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    But if you unlink the account from your banned switch from the web, can you really link it to another and mantain every game you bought?
     
  14. GizmoTheGreen

    GizmoTheGreen GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    instead of starting new thread I'mma just ask in here, is there 7 day delay on acount transfer as on the 3ds?
     
  15. huma_dawii

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    No :)
     
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