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By alfick3, Senior Member on 7th September 2019, 10:58 PM
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Hello there, I'm in the process of learning about the 6T for a purchase probably in March of next year. I'm watching prices on Swappa for both the unlocked and the T-Mobile variant. I'm currently using the OP5, so I'm no stranger to OP and I'm currently using T-Mobile as my service provider. I'm trying to figure out if the T-Mobile version needs to be SIM unlocked in order to boot loader unlock it? Or can I BL unlock while it is SIM locked? Basically, I don't care if I have the T-Mobile version because I only need/use a single SIM so it doesn't have to be the dual SIM. However I do want to be able to BL unlock it so I can flash TWRP and custom ROMs. I did some searching around and found info about T-Mobile SIM unlocking and BL unlocking, but nothing specifically answering my question. Thanks in advance.
 
 
8th September 2019, 11:32 AM |#2  
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I believe the short answer is no. Either you have to sim unlock it to unlock the bootloader or they have to sim unlock it so you can get the unlock token from OnePlus.
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I'm trying to figure out if the T-Mobile version needs to be SIM unlocked in order to boot loader unlock it? Or can I BL unlock while it is SIM locked?

Official answer is no, you cannot unlock the bootloader with a locked SIM.

The XDA answer is yes of course we can unlock your bootloader with a locked SIM. Its been a work around since the device came out on T-Mobile or shortly thereafter.

All of this info and more info can be found in the guide I wrote here: [T-Mobile / Guide] - Full SIM and Bootloader Unlock + Root for locked devices
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God Dammit are you are @Scott from the almighty N6???

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Official answer is no, you cannot unlock the bootloader with a locked SIM.

The XDA answer is yes of course we can unlock your bootloader with a locked SIM. Its been a work around since the device came out on T-Mobile or shortly thereafter.

All of this info and more info can be found in the guide I wrote here: [T-Mobile / Guide] - Full SIM and Bootloader Unlock + Root for locked devices

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God Dammit are you are @Scott from the almighty N6???

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Maybe... at that time I was known as scrosler, but yes, that may have been me. I ran scottsroms.com back then...
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