Nintendo’s recent 3DS Perma-banwave & how to maybe not get hit by it

It seems following the Release of SigHax Nintendo is currently issuing a big Banwave to everyone using CFW. Because of that Developer Aurora Wright opened a Thread on GBATemp with a possible Solution and how to maybe not get hit by the Banwave while still going online. Of course, the safest way is to just go offline but maybe you just want to go and play some Pokemon online or Smash against a Friend.

In the 3DS System settings is an option that sends system data to Nintendo over Spotpass which can help them identify that you run a CFW and then Permanently Ban you. It is recommended to deactivate it as it is most likely activated on your 3DS since it gets automatically activated once you accept the internet terms.

The Options is hidden in the System Settings under: Internet Settings->Spotpass->Sending of System Information

All that you now need to do is set the Sending of System Information to “No”. This will not guarantee that you won’t get banned but it will disable one possibility that can get you banned. If you should still get banned or got banned while having this Setting “on” please leave a feedback in the Thread to help identify the cause of the current banwave. The original Thread can be found here.

Source: GBATemp

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  1. We’re Nintendo and we don’t want money from people on CFW.

  2. I got banned. on 11.4 Luma3DS+A9LH and had spotpass on. Didnt hack any games, but i did use freeshop a couple times.

  3. I got banned. Had Spot Pass off. Luma and A9lh. I used freeshop and recently updated freeshop. Was playing Fire Emblem Echoes.

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