[BOUNTY] MSM with Global firmware for 5G McLaren (hotdogg)

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Everyone used different usernames if telegram. Who were you?

Same as my username here. Mainly just lurked and read what you guys were posting. Didn't talk in there too much, except when trying to figure out the IMEI unlock issue with another member here. I was also the one who got sent the link to the MSM tool, but not for our device..
 

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I was Starks. Someone just needs to create a new channel.

I'm not sure what happened but it looked like TEKHD rage-quit after being confronted by Marty, our Lineage maintainer, over dangerous flashing practices. What we were doing was inherently dangerous, but flashing boot chains seemed to be a line that should not have been crossed. A lot of this could've been avoided if TEKHD had his own phone and didn't have to rely on repeatedly bricking Dan's.

Is conversion possible? I don't know. We seemed pretty close with the right combo of vendor, modem, and a merged system+opproduct but in retrospect we were just throwing stuff at the wall to see what stuck. Lineage looks like it actually boots and can provide a viable alternative to stock. It might need Oxy-ify down the road once that's updated and if Gcam doesn't improve further.
 
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I was Starks. Someone just needs to create a new channel.

I'm not sure what happened but it looked like TEKHD rage-quit after being confronted by Marty, our Lineage maintainer, over dangerous flashing practices. What we were doing was inherently dangerous, but flashing boot chains seemed to be a line that should not have been crossed. A lot of this could've been avoided if TEKHD had his own phone and didn't have to rely on repeatedly bricking Dan's.

Is conversion possible? I don't know. We seemed pretty close with the right combo of vendor, modem, and a merged system+opproduct but in retrospect we were just throwing stuff at the wall to see what stuck. Lineage looks like it actually boots and can provide a viable alternative to stock. It might need Oxy-ify down the road once that's updated and if Gcam doesn't improve further.
Can't Marty and TEKHD get along for the greater good of our device?
 

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TEK had his own device that he won from OnePlus. Which is prolly why he started working on the phone in the 1st place. Also the phone (Dan's phone) that was the test dummy phone was already bricked and was being sent back to TMOBILE. Dan had already received his replacement, he was just waiting to sent it back till Monday to Tuesday

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I also came across an interesting discovery last night. The Sprint guys that have the OnePlus 7 5G didn't get their MSM tool for like 2 months.meaning one plus probably didn't have access to it for that entire time and then finally got the software on their end and then someone got it on our end we've only had this phone out for what about a month. I'd be willing to bet that OnePlus gets our tool within the next month or so and we will end up having what we need
 

ntzrmtthihu777

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I was Starks. Someone just needs to create a new channel.

I'm not sure what happened but it looked like TEKHD rage-quit after being confronted by Marty, our Lineage maintainer, over dangerous flashing practices. What we were doing was inherently dangerous, but flashing boot chains seemed to be a line that should not have been crossed. A lot of this could've been avoided if TEKHD had his own phone and didn't have to rely on repeatedly bricking Dan's.

Is conversion possible? I don't know. We seemed pretty close with the right combo of vendor, modem, and a merged system+opproduct but in retrospect we were just throwing stuff at the wall to see what stuck. Lineage looks like it actually boots and can provide a viable alternative to stock. It might need Oxy-ify down the road once that's updated and if Gcam doesn't improve further.
Sounds about right. Calling me 'our lineage maintainer' is a bit much. I'm just building on the work luk1337 and petercxy did
and finding what extra bits we need for this phone to work. I've recently gotten cellular working, but the in call mike didn't work,
luk1337 fixed that in like 10 minutes. Not sure if the cell service is 5g or 4g or what but it is online. Is anyone aware of an app that
can basically call the carrier's bullshit and expose, for example, AT&T's fake 5g?

Can't Marty and TEKHD get along for the greater good of our device?
I've no problem with the guy on a personal level, but what he suggested was stupid as all get out and
dangerous. Plus suggesting even crazier stuff while his phone was already a brick and I was trying to
help get back to working was also dumb. He was in a hole, and needed to stop digging.
Me and dandroid managed to get his phone back into the 10.0.13 limbo before I was too tired
(had been awake 36hr) and will be finishing up the restore sometime today/night.

TEK had his own device that he won from OnePlus. Which is prolly why he started working on the phone in the 1st place. Also the phone (Dan's phone) that was the test dummy phone was already bricked and was being sent back to TMOBILE. Dan had already received his replacement, he was just waiting to sent it back till Monday to Tuesday
I also came across an interesting discovery last night. The Sprint guys that have the OnePlus 7 5G didn't get their MSM tool for like 2 months.meaning one plus probably didn't have access to it for that entire time and then finally got the software on their end and then someone got it on our end we've only had this phone out for what about a month. I'd be willing to bet that OnePlus gets our tool within the next month or so and we will end up having what we need
I kind of figured that. the software has to exist since that's how the initial bulk install of OOS is done. The test phone wasn't
bricked. it was a bit worse for wear, true, but fixable. Tek almost made that impossible.
 

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Sounds about right. Calling me 'our lineage maintainer' is a bit much. I'm just building on the work luk1337 and petercxy did
and finding what extra bits we need for this phone to work. I've recently gotten cellular working, but the in call mike didn't work,
luk1337 fixed that in like 10 minutes. Not sure if the cell service is 5g or 4g or what but it is online. Is anyone aware of an app that
can basically call the carrier's bullshit and expose, for example, AT&T's fake 5g?


I've no problem with the guy on a personal level, but what he suggested was stupid as all get out and
dangerous. Plus suggesting even crazier stuff while his phone was already a brick and I was trying to
help get back to working was also dumb. He was in a hole, and needed to stop digging.
Me and dandroid managed to get his phone back into the 10.0.13 limbo before I was too tired
(had been awake 36hr) and will be finishing up the restore sometime today/night.


I kind of figured that. the software has to exist since that's how the initial bulk install of OOS is done. The test phone wasn't
bricked. it was a bit worse for wear, true, but fixable. Tek almost made that impossible.

Cellmapper is the only app that seems to be aware of our 5G connections and it shows a lot of info that we can use to identify a proper connection. There's also rumors of a closed beta for Network Signal Guru. Try reaching out to the NSG dev.
 
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ntzrmtthihu777

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Cellmapper is the only app that seems to be aware of our 5G connections and it shows a lot of info that we can use to identify a proper connection. There's also rumors of a closed beta for Network Signal Guru. Try reaching out to the NSG dev.

Good to know, I'll look into that. Turns out, the phone can make calls (didn't try inbound as
I didn't think of it at the time) but no sound works on the phone (in call; outside like the
dial pad tones or the stock lineage recorder app works). Possibly an issue with voLTE or
something.
 

Trevaryn

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Good to know, I'll look into that. Turns out, the phone can make calls (didn't try inbound as
I didn't think of it at the time) but no sound works on the phone (in call; outside like the
dial pad tones or the stock lineage recorder app works). Possibly an issue with voLTE or
something.

Hey, Marty you should make a Discord or something for us to all join. Something like the telegram one.
 

TEKHD

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I said that the phone was NOT bricked, (on various occasions). Been there, done that. Then I asked, Are you flashing A/B? (for restoration) Some of you guys said "How?" "How if you can't flash back?" bla bla bla... I made him make a backup OF EVERY SINGLE PARTITION A/B BEFORE starting. AND YES, YOU CAN FLASH BACK. Everyone went into DRAMA/PANIC mode. You need to have patience and the ability to follow instructions. (that was one of the requirements to join the channel) Then there was one "Shut Up"; After that... **** it, I can't work that way. That RAR package was designed for HIM and ONLY for HIM. Of course we are not going to flash all those partitions; his fingerprint was NOT working and his phone is going back to TMO on monday anyway... That was the perfect chance to push it to the limit. He already has a new phone and TMO WILL ACCEPT the DAMN phone no matter what. EVERYONE HERE that REALLY knows me, already knows I work for Samsung/T-Mobile. It's ****ing obvious. THERE IS A REASON BEHIND ALL MY ACTIONS/METHODS, IF YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT METHOD OR SIMPLY DON'T THINK IT'S POSSIBLE OR NONSENSE THEN GET THE **** OUT of my channel.
 

ntzrmtthihu777

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I said that the phone was NOT bricked, (on various occasions). Been there, done that. Then I asked, Are you flashing A/B? (for restoration) Some of you guys said "How?" "How if you can't flash back?" bla bla bla... I made him make a backup OF EVERY SINGLE PARTITION A/B BEFORE starting. AND YES, YOU CAN FLASH BACK. Everyone went into DRAMA/PANIC mode. You need to have patience and the ability to follow instructions. (that was one of the requirements to join the channel) Then there was one "Shut Up"; After that... **** it, I can't work that way. That RAR package was designed for HIM and ONLY for HIM. Of course we are not going to flash all those partitions; his fingerprint was NOT working and his phone is going back to TMO on monday anyway... That was the perfect chance to push it to the limit. He already has a new phone and TMO WILL ACCEPT the DAMN phone no matter what. EVERYONE HERE that REALLY knows me, already knows I work for Samsung/T-Mobile. It's ****ing obvious. THERE IS A REASON BEHIND ALL MY ACTIONS/METHODS, IF YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT METHOD OR SIMPLY DON'T THINK IT'S POSSIBLE OR NONSENSE THEN GET THE **** OUT of my channel.
Perhaps folks did react badly. However, flashing anything other than boot, dtbo, odm, product, recovery, system, vbmeta* or vendor images
is completely stupid without having the edl/msm/whatever the thing is for any given phone. Also it is my mistake, I believed his new phone
was the one being flashed and his old one was already on the way back, can't be bothered to read every message I may have missed when
I was doing other things.

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Also if you work for T-Mobile perhaps your best line of helping the process is to try and get the msm from them?
Especially if you're into the dangerous flashing. Or do you only deal with the samsung side of things?

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Hey, Marty you should make a Discord or something for us to all join. Something like the telegram one.

Honestly I don't think I will. I generally dislike most 'modern' chat platforms and prefer to stick to irc.
I only joined the tele group because I thought useful dev was going to happen. Some interesting
knowlege came out of it, that I'll agree, but for now I'll continue working on the lineageos rom until
it gets to the point of being a useful phone and not just a pretty tablet.
 

kirschdog1

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I said that the phone was NOT bricked, (on various occasions). Been there, done that. Then I asked, Are you flashing A/B? (for restoration) Some of you guys said "How?" "How if you can't flash back?" bla bla bla... I made him make a backup OF EVERY SINGLE PARTITION A/B BEFORE starting. AND YES, YOU CAN FLASH BACK. Everyone went into DRAMA/PANIC mode. You need to have patience and the ability to follow instructions. (that was one of the requirements to join the channel) Then there was one "Shut Up"; After that... **** it, I can't work that way. That RAR package was designed for HIM and ONLY for HIM. Of course we are not going to flash all those partitions; his fingerprint was NOT working and his phone is going back to TMO on monday anyway... That was the perfect chance to push it to the limit. He already has a new phone and TMO WILL ACCEPT the DAMN phone no matter what. EVERYONE HERE that REALLY knows me, already knows I work for Samsung/T-Mobile. It's ****ing obvious. THERE IS A REASON BEHIND ALL MY ACTIONS/METHODS, IF YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT METHOD OR SIMPLY DON'T THINK IT'S POSSIBLE OR NONSENSE THEN GET THE **** OUT of my channel.
Is there a new channel??
 

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Sorry if it's on the wrong thread but is there a way to sideload updates? My phone won't see any OTA, even though I'm on 10.0.12.HD61CB with October security patch
 

ntzrmtthihu777

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Posted a new thread. Any one willing to contribute to
the lineageos effort would be greatly appreciated. All
works but a few crucial things (call audio and fingerprint
reader) as far as I can tell.
 

Trevaryn

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Good news guys. Looks like we are going top be getting our MSM Tool next week. Confirmation directly from OP.

Chris Jordan
Please stay rest assured I will take the complete initiative and will make sure that remote session will be done.

will
also last time your techs didnt have the tool for my phone yet

will
can you check and make sure they have it this time

Chris Jordan
Sure Atrocitus.

Chris Jordan
Please give me a moment.

will
do you want my IMEI? so they can be 100% sure

Chris Jordan
No Atrocitus.

Chris Jordan
Thank you for being connected Atrocitus.

will
yup

Chris Jordan
Upon checking I would like to inform you that the software will be available in the coming week.

will
The software for the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren 5G

Chris Jordan
Yes Artocitus.

will
The tmobile one right?

Chris Jordan
Yes.

will
So like next friday or?

Chris Jordan
Yes you are right Atrocitus.

will
ok thank you. So should i expect an email or something to set up a remote session?

Chris Jordan
Yes you will receive it to the below email id.
xxxxxxxxxxxxx

will
ok Thanks
 

LLStarks

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You need the exact tool for the exact device. There's no mixing and matching anymore because OnePlus now does more thorough and deeper checks to ensure you are flashing that exact device.

This is for the Chinese variant, not the T-Mobile variant. There's no exploit around this and even if there were, the hardware is different enough to matter.
 

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    Good news guys. Looks like we are going top be getting our MSM Tool next week. Confirmation directly from OP.

    Chris Jordan
    Please stay rest assured I will take the complete initiative and will make sure that remote session will be done.

    will
    also last time your techs didnt have the tool for my phone yet

    will
    can you check and make sure they have it this time

    Chris Jordan
    Sure Atrocitus.

    Chris Jordan
    Please give me a moment.

    will
    do you want my IMEI? so they can be 100% sure

    Chris Jordan
    No Atrocitus.

    Chris Jordan
    Thank you for being connected Atrocitus.

    will
    yup

    Chris Jordan
    Upon checking I would like to inform you that the software will be available in the coming week.

    will
    The software for the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren 5G

    Chris Jordan
    Yes Artocitus.

    will
    The tmobile one right?

    Chris Jordan
    Yes.

    will
    So like next friday or?

    Chris Jordan
    Yes you are right Atrocitus.

    will
    ok thank you. So should i expect an email or something to set up a remote session?

    Chris Jordan
    Yes you will receive it to the below email id.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    will
    ok Thanks
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    I have very bad news for you T-Mobile customers that have a OnePlus Device.. and yes I am one too..

    OnePlus Rather youbuy direct from them, then from Carrier, OnePlus has Crippled the carrier edition of all their OnePlus Devices starting with the 7 Series.....
    They have a MSMDownload Tool, that is now coded to each and every device it has.. meaning, if you have a T-mo edition, you will not be able to use the
    msmdownload tool that has global edition, and you cant bypass that with a hex edit of the ops file anymore..
    and you cant edit the msmdownload tool, because its VMP Protected, meaning unless you can unpack that VMP and restore all the imports
    you will not be able to hex edit that..........

    the newer MSMDownload tools check project code, which is located in a few places on your device.. but the place it checks against is
    in eprom, No way to get around that.. and fastbootD which is the current way to convert. Will no longer be available to use anymore soon as well
    ,as OP has patched that too....... also, News is that Qualcomm is now implanting a new security method that will write protect your device.. and the only
    way to bypass that is with a susyq cable and or taking apart your device and turning a switch. then flashing a developers edition OS.. So good luck with that too..
    that prob wont be out for another 5 years total.... but soon all android devices will be Fully locked Down do to that.............................. This is already been implanted into chromebooks (newer)..

    also, if you happen to get the ops file. well thats encrypted as well.. and because of the vmp protected msmdownload tool, the old public way to get your hands
    on the loader from the ops file is no longer possible............

    pretty much the only way to convert to global is by extracting OPS, then flashing partitions manually using loader......

    But there is a catch there too, Oneplus is the only idiot to protect its FireHose Loader, you can read but you cant write with it.. So no matter if you had their loader extracted. you will still run into the next issue
    of flashing each partition because it will fail.. Why will it fail, because OP write Protected it, you need a Demecia token and then you need another Project token... so in all you need
    about 520 chars total of tokens.. good luck on that too................ Just to flash a partition to the device...........


    some might ask how do I know all this, Lets just just say, I know people..............

    But remember, OP has managed to encrypt everything to try and keep you carrier peepz from converting to global............

    I personally think OnePlus is a jacka** company that will sell the global and carrier edition of their device for the same crazy price, but well know that the carrier editions are crippled
    and nowhere near the global standard way........ Its unfair that OP took the time to lock us carrier peepz from converting.. just because they want us to buy direct and not from carrier.............

    This 7 Pro that I have.. will most likely be the last OnePlus device I buy. and I know about 20 other people that refuse to buy another OnePlus device on the account they are locking people
    out from a so called Developer friendly device.. OnePlus lies............................................ I have 200% Proof on everything I have said above.. if you need me to do a screen record to prove it further I will.

    as for ways around said issues above, It can be done.. but the way it can be done is not public use.. and I have no permission or right to release said way............
    I dont care how much money is offered, Its not in my place to release such info... But again, I dont even care about Oneplus devices anymore.. OP has shown their true colors now..
    and again, Most likely will never buy another OnePlus Device again.........................


    OnePlus, I know you read this, Hope you prove that you can be just as fair to carrier editions as you are with global editions.. cause I have a feeling all carrier editions will soon fail you..
    because nobody is going to pay that kinda money for a crippled device that they cant convert.. you can pay nearly the same amount for the pixel 4 XL, and its not crippled in any way..
    its pure vanilla Android OS....................... Guess you can figure out where I might go next........................... (waiting for Pixel 5) ...................


    Please Dont message me with crazy questions and so on.. I will ignore all.. I barely use XDA.. someone posted this in my channel and I just wanted to check it out.................
    only true way to reach me is on Telegram.. same nick as here...................


    Good luck all...
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    You do know you have to make sure you have a keylogger right? Something, like StupidKeylogger or similar. You will also need to cut connection as soon as all files are in and he/she logs in or use ALL the required passwords. Basically stop connection right before flashing starts. (at that point you should already have all files & passwords) Then make a quick copy of everything... Then reconnect and let the person finish... (with keylogger working in the background at ALL time.

    I'll make sure to do that! This is after all for the better for everyone on here. We deserve to have a way to recover our own devices.

    ---------- Post added at 08:05 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:03 AM ----------

    I'm gonna back it up to Google drive ;) then copy and paste the keylogger results into a text document I got you guys !
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    I said that the phone was NOT bricked, (on various occasions). Been there, done that. Then I asked, Are you flashing A/B? (for restoration) Some of you guys said "How?" "How if you can't flash back?" bla bla bla... I made him make a backup OF EVERY SINGLE PARTITION A/B BEFORE starting. AND YES, YOU CAN FLASH BACK. Everyone went into DRAMA/PANIC mode. You need to have patience and the ability to follow instructions. (that was one of the requirements to join the channel) Then there was one "Shut Up"; After that... **** it, I can't work that way. That RAR package was designed for HIM and ONLY for HIM. Of course we are not going to flash all those partitions; his fingerprint was NOT working and his phone is going back to TMO on monday anyway... That was the perfect chance to push it to the limit. He already has a new phone and TMO WILL ACCEPT the DAMN phone no matter what. EVERYONE HERE that REALLY knows me, already knows I work for Samsung/T-Mobile. It's ****ing obvious. THERE IS A REASON BEHIND ALL MY ACTIONS/METHODS, IF YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT METHOD OR SIMPLY DON'T THINK IT'S POSSIBLE OR NONSENSE THEN GET THE **** OUT of my channel.
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    In for $100 USD. Without a way to restore the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren 5G, I don't expect many developers to pick up the device. My $100 will be paid out to either a way to restore the STOCK T-Mobile firmware, OR a global image. As long as it is done via the MSM download tool.