Chinese Oneplus 8 5G

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engineer000

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Hi guys,

I received an offer to order a Chinese Oneplus 8 and 8 pro however I am wondering if I can use the 5G here in the UAE.

Our networks support 5G, however, I need to know if the Chinese version OnePlus 8 5G will work.

Is there any bands like LTE that we can check. Or the 5G in Chinese version will only work in Mainland of China?

Thanks guys
 

ZOHAIBAR

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hi dear, if you are referring to the ones sold on noon by callmate, they are definitely rebranded chinese variants, and you can check the 5g bands from oneplus spec sheets
https://www.oneplus.com/cn/8/specs?from=8
https://www.oneplus.com/ae/8/specs?from=8
i see that on https://halberdbastion.com/intelligence/countries-nations/united-arab-emirates both of your du and etisalat should work on 5g at n78, and looking at the above spec sheets, n78 is supported on both ae and cn models, so i guess yes it should work.

I might be wrong, so take it with a grain of salt
 
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engineer000

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hi dear, if you are referring to the ones sold on noon by callmate, they are definitely rebranded chinese variants, and you can check the 5g bands from oneplus spec sheets
https://www.oneplus.com/cn/8/specs?from=8
https://www.oneplus.com/ae/8/specs?from=8
i see that on https://halberdbastion.com/intelligence/countries-nations/united-arab-emirates both of your du and etisalat should work on 5g at n78, and looking at the above spec sheets, n78 is supported on both ae and cn models, so i guess yes it should work.

I might be wrong, so take it with a grain of salt

WOW! You got what I am thinking. Yes, I am planning to order from Callmate. However I am think if I should buy it this early. Oneplus 8 and pro is now flooded with screen issues in Oneplus forum. What do you think? I am thinking of buying OP 8, Mi note 10 pro or Realme x2 pro. Mi 10 price is crazy high here also so it is not on the option. Last option for me is iphone SE 2020.

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Parpi83

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I was planning the same. I wonder if the Chinese variant will have L1 wide wine so that Netflix and prime can stream HD content.
 

KingUsman

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I've got a Chinese variant imported to the UK works fine here, no problems at all, as long as it has the bands used in your country it should be fine
 
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KingUsman

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do you have 5G automatically? mine doesn't have and may need to manually enable 5g in Engineering mode app

Yeah my 5g is enabled in the settings and shows up there, can't test it yet though

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KingUsman
have you flashed Oxygen on your Chinese Oneplus 8? If so, can you give me a pointer to any instructions? Thanks!

Mine came with it flashed oxygen os already, I believe this is the method to flash it to oxygen os - https://forum.xda-developers.com/oneplus-8/how-to/rom-stock-fastboot-roms-oneplus-8-t4084629
 
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Majed aka Soul Guy

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Not to start a new thread, so trying to post the question here.

I got a Chinese Oneplus 8 Pro from an online sight who have stated that they've flashed it with the Global Oxygen ROM.
Thing is, while the sites state the 5G Bands that the phone supports, 5G does not want to work out of the box in my country (Saudi Arabia) even though my Huawei P40 Pro used to show 5G at home.

I've read somewhere that someone has purchased a similar phone and has managed to connect his phone to laptop and do a couple of things and get 5G to work.

Could anyone possibly point me in that direction? I have honestly searched for a few days but yet to find a way of activating 5G here.

Cheers in advance.
 

olkitu

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Not to start a new thread, so trying to post the question here.

I got a Chinese Oneplus 8 Pro from an online sight who have stated that they've flashed it with the Global Oxygen ROM.
Thing is, while the sites state the 5G Bands that the phone supports, 5G does not want to work out of the box in my country (Saudi Arabia) even though my Huawei P40 Pro used to show 5G at home.

I've read somewhere that someone has purchased a similar phone and has managed to connect his phone to laptop and do a couple of things and get 5G to work.

Could anyone possibly point me in that direction? I have honestly searched for a few days but yet to find a way of activating 5G here.

Cheers in advance.

I have made instruction how to enable 5G any network: https://mt-tech.fi/en/modify-oneplus-7-pro-5g-8-and-8-pro-nr-lte-a-band-combos/ - but of course there is limit in hardware supported combos. Many devices have 5G enabled only certain networks.

I'm very intrested about logs from your OnePlus device. I have instruction to get combos https://mt-tech.fi/en/how-to-get-4g-supported-ca-combinations-from-your-android-phone/ (Go to OnePlus section). In log i can see if 5G enabled or not and also 4G combos enabled.
 
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craznazn

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I have made instruction how to enable 5G any network: https://mt-tech.fi/en/modify-oneplus-7-pro-5g-8-and-8-pro-nr-lte-a-band-combos/ - but of course there is limit in hardware supported combos. Many devices have 5G enabled only certain networks.

I'm very intrested about logs from your OnePlus device. I have instruction to get combos https://mt-tech.fi/en/how-to-get-4g-supported-ca-combinations-from-your-android-phone/ (Go to OnePlus section). In log i can see if 5G enabled or not and also 4G combos enabled.

Hey thanks for your work on it. I've found that QPST up to 2.7.480 does not support the 8 (No Phone, but device manager sees it properly. I've also tested QPST with my OP6 and it's fine). Which version of QPST did you use?
 

craznazn

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Amazing, I can confirm that 2.7.460 works, but 480 does not. That said, can modifying carrier_policy.xml result in enabling bands that NV has locked? I assumed that adding bands required modifying the nv section?

Edit: Enabled additional bands via lte_bands section, but it didn't work (downgraded to 3G instead, no LTE bands shows up)
 
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koax88

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in carrier_policy.xml you can change policy to enable 5G, modify 4G CA Combinations and enable/disable single band support certain PLMN.
hi, i bought oneplus 8t china version, my carrier in malaysia which is DIGI support band 3 and 7 (from a quick google search). currently i dont have 4g+ or LTE-A. Can i use this method to unlock 4g+? i dont really know how to read the spec sheet regarding LTE bands.
 

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