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7T Pro 5G McLaren Speed Test( Location/LTE vs 5G/): possible after conversion to INTL

Do you see a difference between 5G and LTE


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js042507

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How's your experience with the phone so far? I feel like the battery life isn't as great as expected, sometimes it drains very fast. Also, the fingerprint sensor seems a bit buggy to me.
Fingerprint sensor works great for me. No issues there. But yeah, there is something wrong with the battery drain. Hopefully an updated fixes the issue. Greenify does seem to help though
 
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headcreepz

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Speeds in Tacoma,wa
 

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TapRooted

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Charlotte NC is kinda trash. says 5g full signal, but speeds fluctuate drastically. With 5g on, battery life is bad for it's size. 5g, 90hz, and QHD turned off, and a bunch of built in op logging crap disabled via adb, i got around 10 hours SOT using Nova launcher. bluetooth and gps on the entire time, youtube, and a couple light games, imgur, phone and heavy text usage.. even lte speeds seem slow to me for my area coming from galaxy s9+. 5g is kinda a joke here i guess, or i have a bad modem.

19.8/18.2 up lte, 9.59/21.2 up 5g.
 

Knuckels5739

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4g and 5g are pretty similar
 

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photolarry

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So why no instructions on how to convert to international ? And if this is worth trying. I downloaded the MSM which is posted in another thread so can always fall back. I was curious if by now anyone has tested this (*getting more regular updates from oneplus versus waiting 2 months for tmobile updates*)

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Not sure if it's worth the risk without a fall back.

I downloaded it. So what are the directions for converting and testing ?
 

Yuhfhrh

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So why no instructions on how to convert to international ? And if this is worth trying. I downloaded the MSM which is posted in another thread so can always fall back. I was curious if by now anyone has tested this (*getting more regular updates from oneplus versus waiting 2 months for tmobile updates*)

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I downloaded it. So what are the directions for converting and testing ?

If you can figure out a way to make it work, it would be the first we've known. The MSMs can not be cross flashed between different oneplus devices anymore starting with the 5G 7 pros.
 

911joeblow

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So from Park City Utah area I get mixed results. My 5G gets 50% bars as does LTE. The 5G downloads are 50-40 but upload is horrible like .1 or so. The LTE is slower download, like 20-25 but upload is 2.5 or so. Upload sucks on both really but 5G is unusable.
 

Mike02z

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I'm about 17 miles from Greenville, SC.

Attached are 5G and 4G Speedtest results. Battery seems about the same whether in 5G or 4G. I'm also rooted.
 

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100% DO NOT quote me on this, I'm just assuming. It should still work since 5G is a hardware thing and not a software thing. BUT I could see it not working after messing around with the software to convert to international. This is a really good question, because I have had a 6T and now a 7 Pro with T-Mobile and have converted both over to international. I just messaged T-Mobile to see about getting the 7T Pro McLaren, but if I can't convert it to international and still have 5G then it's a no go for that phone.

I'm in the exact same boat. I did it all
 
I was on the 6T converted to international and got 150Mbps with the "function switch hack". But to see this on the 5G in any given area is nice where I live. Plus it's still a very young technology. I give it a :good: and T-Mobile one as well for not making customers give there left arm to have it.
 

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    I'd actually really like to know if 5G works after conversion if possible as well. I hate the TMO splash screens and would like the faster updates.
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    As we get our new devices, we will have many conversations and opinions about 5G vs LTE, battery life on both protocols, previous speeds, etc.
    It's my hope to gather data about these topics.
    I propose we keep the following data sets available:

    Location: ( Ex: Vcitoria,Tx 77901)

    4GLTE Speeds on Current device: ( Ex: One Plus 7T 30 Mbps down / 5 Mbps down) Screenshots ?)

    5G Speeds on OP7TP5GME:... Ridiculous acronym....( Ex: One Plus 7T 300 Mbps down / 50 Mbps down) We wish! ( Screenshots ?)

    App or website used: ( Speedtest by Ookla.apk or Fast.com)

    Battery Life stats after Full Charge on 5G and normal use: ( Not necessary, but would add insight to data set)(Screenshots ?)

    • I will follow this protocol on 12/11 or 12/12 once device is received
    I will unlock my bootloader, if possible I will root and convert to international and also re-eport my findings after conversion.
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    Has anyone managed to get the 5G bootloader unlocked? I got TMO to sim unlock the phone, which allows it to be unlocked, but i cant find info on the normal BIN unlock for this phone.
    Nope. You have to get the bootloader unlock token from OnePlus before you can do anything. It's the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. LOL. I learned my lesson to never buy carrier phones. Miss the good ol days. Ok, venting done. So yeah, you have to submit for a token after getting your SIM unlocked here...https://www.oneplus.com/unlock_token. Oh, and it will take at least 7 days! LMAO.

    EDIT: To add, once the token is received and the bootloader is unlocked, it should be very simple to root via magisk method. Any guide for the 7t pro model should suffice.
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    Speeds in Tacoma,wa
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    Has anyone managed to get the 5G bootloader unlocked? I got TMO to sim unlock the phone, which allows it to be unlocked, but i cant find info on the normal BIN unlock for this phone.