"Easy Tethering For Nintendo 3DS" Announced For (Some) Android Phones In Japan

Jun 13, 2011
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App is coming to Docomo Android smart phones & tablets from tomorrow (via the Google Play Store) to allow 3DS to connect online via the mobile network. App is free and will apparently allow customers who have never used tethering before to set up the process easily. Will make use of the WPS protocol.

Compatible models:
Smartphone

Galaxy S5 SC-04F (On sale May 15th)
Xperia (tm) Z2 SO-03F (On sale May 21st)
AQUOS ZETA SH-04F (On sale May 23rd)
ARROWS NX F-05F (On sale end of May)
Xperia (tm) A2 SO-04F (On sale mid-June)

Tablets
AQUOS PAD SH-06F (On sale mid-June)
Xperia (tm) Z2 Tablet SO-05F (On sale end of June)

*Compatible models will be expanded over time.

Release Date: May 15th, 2014
Cost: Free
Compatible Systems: 3DS OG, 3DS XL (Note: 2DS is not available in Japan)

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For people who download and use the software (and then complete a survey) Nintendo will offer an un-specified VC game for the 3DS via download code. Survey to be available from early July to September 30th, 2014.

Link: http://www.nintendo.co.jp/corporate/release/2014/140514.html
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/corporate/release/2014/140514_2.html
 
May 24, 2013
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Seems like its only related to Domoco as well. Hope to see it expanded to the U.S. and Europe carriers.

Come on T-mobile, be the first ones to do this!
 
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Neat. Would it bypass the phone's normal tendency to try to block that? Cause, correct me if I'm wrong, but done some android phones, depending on carrier in NA, have to be rooted to even do do tethering?

If this could make it so I can play 3DS games on the go without paying Verizon extra or rooting my phone, that be great. Assuming I don't need to do either right now :p
 
Jun 24, 2013
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Neat. Would it bypass the phone's normal tendency to try to block that? Cause, correct me if I'm wrong, but done some android phones, depending on carrier in NA, have to be rooted to even do do tethering?

If this could make it so I can play 3DS games on the go without paying Verizon extra or rooting my phone, that be great. Assuming I don't need to do either right now :p
The app is being produced for only one carrier's phones (Docomo), so I'd say it's still restricted.
 
Mar 12, 2011
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That's cool for Japanese gamers but it seems like something so small and easy that Nintendo should have made this app years ago. But better late than never I guess.
 
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On my last two Nexus phones, I've tethered them to my 3DS for online play to downloading games from the eShop. Is this not available for all Android phones, or is this app a way to make it easier to do so?
 
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Neat. Would it bypass the phone's normal tendency to try to block that? Cause, correct me if I'm wrong, but done some android phones, depending on carrier in NA, have to be rooted to even do do tethering?

If this could make it so I can play 3DS games on the go without paying Verizon extra or rooting my phone, that be great. Assuming I don't need to do either right now :p
Nah, that was made illegal I think? Basically carriers can't block tethering anymore. I tethered my vita to my phone to download Jetpack Joyride when that came out.