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By bingobill, Junior Member on 21st May 2020, 10:00 PM
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Is there anyway to make the APN editable without rooting as I use a couple of banking apps that I can't do without ?

It was possible with my OnePlus 5 with Android 9.
21st May 2020, 10:11 PM |#2  
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What happens when you try to add an APN?

Give this thread from last year a look (another model, naturally, but, it may apply).

https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/h...ttings.981063/
21st May 2020, 11:49 PM |#3  
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Can't edit the auto APN as it's greyed out.

Thank you, yes that helped, I can now create a new APN and save it but I can't select it or delete the automatic APN.
22nd May 2020, 03:18 AM |#4  
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Can't edit the auto APN as it's greyed out.

Thank you, yes that helped, I can now create a new APN and save it but I can't select it or delete the automatic APN.

I slightly altered my T-Mobile APN for a 2nd APN (changed the APN Protocol & APN Roaming Protocol to IPv4/IPv6).

Ran a speed test & it works. Perhaps it's not enough of a change to the original APN, but, I was able to select it.

I did find that once it's saved, to select another APN, you have to tap directly on the corresponding dot for the selected APN to change. If you just tap on it w/o tapping the dot, it won't select & just stay on whatever you're currently using.
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I slightly altered my T-Mobile APN for a 2nd APN (changed the APN Protocol & APN Roaming Protocol to IPv4/IPv6).

Ran a speed test & it works. Perhaps it's not enough of a change to the original APN, but, I was able to select it.

I did find that once it's saved, to select another APN, you have to tap directly on the corresponding dot for the selected APN to change. If you just tap on it w/o tapping the dot, it won't select & just stay on whatever you're currently using.

Well, I managed to create a new APN by temporarily using a different carrier sim but no dot so unable to select it
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22nd May 2020, 01:13 PM |#6  
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Well, I managed to create a new APN by temporarily using a different carrier sim but no dot so unable to select it

Do you have a carrier-locked version?
If so, I'm guessing that may be the issue, even though mine is a T-Mobile US carrier locked version. (still SIM Locked) & I can get a 2nd APN to select.

I don't have another carrier SIM Card to see if I'd have the same issue as you. Perhaps someone else will be able to help w/a 2nd SIM/APN.
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No it's an unlocked OnePlus 8 bought from Amazon.

I believe though that carriers are requesting locked APNs or pushing them to the phone and is a problem since Android 10.

Another sim I tried from a different carrier is also locked.

Anyway your suggestions are appreciated.
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No it's an unlocked OnePlus 8 bought from Amazon.

I believe though that carriers are requesting locked APNs or pushing them to the phone and is a problem since Android 10.

Another sim I tried from a different carrier is also locked.

Anyway your suggestions are appreciated.

Yeah, troubleshooting is difficult when neither the mfg or carrier(s) want to take ownership of the issue.

Since the phone is SIM Unlocked, I'd start with the carrier & see if they have to whitelist your device (by IMEI) or whatever means they require for BYOD. I'd grab the SIM Card serial number as well before you give 'em a call.
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