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[Answered] Install swapnote without a Nintendo Network ID?
Old 12-28-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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Question Install swapnote without a Nintendo Network ID?

I bought 2 x 3DS XL and one has swapnote installed so now I have one daughter who also want it and when I go to eShop to install it I first need to setup a Nintendo Network ID and I quit when it asked to charge 50 cents to verify/valid the account. I don't plan to ever pay for anything on the eShop, buying cartridges is the way to go for us.

I don't understand why one console has it installed already and I'm thinking it could be a returned item where previous owner had it installed and a quick reset removed his identity but kept that program?

I own a 3DS myself albeit I'm not using it for months (well over a year) and in the time I was able to get all the free stuff without such an ID.

Is there a way to install swapnote with seting up a Nintendo Network ID? Can I look on the SD card of one and copy stuff to the other? Send over the air?

I begin to think my best option would have been to delete swapnote from the other console before she see it.

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Old 12-28-2014, 04:58 PM
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No you can't download anything without a NNID. It won't ask for 50 cents if you put in a birthday so that she'd be over 18.

There's a lot of free stuff on eShop so I don't know why you wouldn't make a NNID...
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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No you can't download anything without a NNID. It won't ask for 50 cents if you put in a birthday so that she'd be over 18.

There's a lot of free stuff on eShop so I don't know why you wouldn't make a NNID...
Oh so I put in my birthdate and I'll be fine? I'll give it a try... I know there is lot of free stuff but when I got mine I didn't had to have this ID, IIRC.
Old 12-28-2014, 05:19 PM
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Oh so I put in my birthdate and I'll be fine? I'll give it a try... I know there is lot of free stuff but when I got mine I didn't had to have this ID, IIRC.
Yes, I think it asks for a birthdate when you begin making the NNID. It's some sort of law to protect children that their age must be verified.
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:32 PM
 
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Yes, I think it asks for a birthdate when you begin making the NNID. It's some sort of law to protect children that their age must be verified.
Yes it's to protect but I don't know why if below 18 it would ask for 50 cents and if 18+ it would not but I will give it a try and switch to answered if it works.

Had hope to input their birthdate though, it's their console and I've enabled parent control already so I should be able to manage everything already like giving permission for eShop without having to again fill up similar information.

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