Pokemon Sun & Moon: How To Get Your Console Unbanned For Online Play

Pokemon is really making a comeback this year. First, it was Pokemon Go that rode a wave of nostalgia to the top of the app food chain and now Pokemon Sun & Moon is riding that wave of nostalgia even further. It sold 10 million copies within a week of its release and received mostly positive reviews. However, popularity isn’t all that it shared with Pokemon Go. Many Nintendo 3DS users begun getting banned from their accounts after they played pirated copies of Pokemon Sun & Moon on their 3DS’.

Now, piracy is something which is always to be discouraged. It robs the original content creators from their basic rights and bites into their revenue stream. Bearing that in mind, here are a few ways you can get unbanned from your Nintendo account via your 3DS.maxresdefault

(Caution: None of these methods is official or approved by Nintendo so proceed carefully.)

Method 1 (Most Highly Recommended)

What you need:

  1. Banned 3DS
  2. Unbanned 3DS
  3. Both running decrypt 9 (requires a9lh or 9.2 firmware)
  4. A computer

Step 1: decrypt 9 sysnand options>sysnand backup/restore. Save the backed up files somewhere on your PC (not needed but highly recommended)

Step 2: On the Unbanned 3DS, open decrypt 9. Then: sysnand options>system file dump. Then dump “Local Friend Code Seed B”. Put this information somewhere on your PC.

Step 3: On the Banned 3DS, open decrypt 9. Then: sysnand options>system file dump. Then dump “secure info A”.

Step 4: After that’s done, go to the system save options and back up an NNID save.

Step 5: Put these files close to where you saved the “Local Friend Code Seed B” file.

Step 6: Open your NNID in a hex editor (this one comes recommended).

Step 7: Change all letters and numbers to 0.

Step 8: Open “secure info A” in the same hex editor.

Step 9: The last line of the text should be your 3DS id (the one printed on the back of the device).

Step 10: Change it, all except the first two letters.

Step 11: Take these 3 files and put them all in the files9 folder in your banned 3DS. If you don’t have such a folder, create it.

Step 12: On the Banned 3DS, open decrypt 9. Then: sysnand options>system file inject. Inject the 3 files. Then restart.

That’s it, you’re done.facebook-share-image-usa

Method 2 (Safe as Method 1)

You need:

  1. A banned 3DS
  2. Decrypt 9
  3. A computer

Step 1: decrypt 9 sysnand options>sysnand backup/restore. Save the backed up files somewhere on your PC (not needed but highly recommended)

Step 2: In decrypt 9: sysnand options>ystem file dump. Then dump the files, “Local Friend Code Seed B”, “Movable sed” and “secure info A”.

Step 3: Go to systems save options and back up your NNID save. Place the files together on a PC.

Step 4: Open up “Movable sed” in a hex editor

Step 5: Copy all from 00000000/column 08 to row 00000110/column 07.

Step 6: Open Local Friend Code Seed B and replace the whole file with the contents copied.

Step 7: Open your NNID in a hex editor

Step 8: Change all numbers and letters to a 0.

Step 9: Open “secure info A” in a hex editor. The last line should be your 3DS ID (compare it with the one on the back of your 3DS). Change it, except for the first two letters and save.

Step 10: Put the files you’ve saved on your PC (including all the ones you just edited) in the 3DS’ folder files9. (create it, if not present).

Step 11: Decrypt 9>sysnand options>system file inject. Inject the three files.

That’s it, you’re done.

Method 3 (considered unsafe, proceed at your own risk)

You need:

  1. A banned 3DS
  2. Decrypt 9
  3. A computer

Step 1: decrypt 9 sysnand options>sysnand backup/restore. Save the backed up files somewhere on your PC (not needed but highly recommended)

Step 2: In decrypt 9: sysnand options>ystem file dump. Then dump the file, “secure info A”.

Step 3: System save options>Dump NNID save.

Step 4: Place these two files on the PC.

Step 5: Open your NNID in a hex editor.

Step 6: Change all numbers and letters to a 0.

Step 7: Download the file, “Local Friend Code Seed B”.

Step 8: Open “secure info A” in a hex editor. The last line should be your 3DS ID (compare it with the one on the back of your 3DS). Change it, except for the first two letters and save.

Step 9: Put the files you’ve saved on your PC (including all the ones you just edited) in the 3DS’ folder files9. (create it, if not present).

Step 10: Decrypt 9>sysnand options>system file inject. Inject the three files.

That’s it, you’re done.

Have fun playing Pokemon Sun & Moon and stay away from piracy at all costs.

Note: This guide was originally published here and was made public via various Discord channels.

  • Victor Aguilar

    I’m using HxD do I set the row size to 10 when getting the bytes for the columns in Method 2?