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Raysofsunshine

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Is there anyone who can do this ? I saw someone offering the unlock for free...believe his name on here was mobbdeep?? Service is TMobile, phone came directly from TMobile as well, and have had acount for a few months now.
 

Nathan.7118391

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Is there anyone who can do this ? I saw someone offering the unlock for free...believe his name on here was mobbdeep?? Service is TMobile, phone came directly from TMobile as well, and have had acount for a few months now.
Sorry bro, he closed that thread a while back. It was legit, he unlocked both of mine. Keep a look out to see if he will do it again. Otherwise you may have to call TMO and persuade them to help or tweet the help desk. Happy modding!
 

stompysan

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So maybe I can give some help with information. T-Mobile will not allow you to seamlessly network unlock without a full payoff. You can typically contact T-Mobile's Twitter and get them to unlock it if you have a specific reason. According to someone I know directly in their support, they will typically unlock with minimal hassle if you have at least three device payments. However, you can typically get an unlock earlier if you give them a valid reason. A lot of people reported network issues with an OTA. Referencing this, and informing them that a bootloader unlock is necessary for repair, they unlocked mine with literally a single payment on file. It took a bit of persistence (and even referencing the XDA thread), but they did unlock it for me. Give it a shot. Worst they can say is no.
 

achecchia

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So maybe I can give some help with information. T-Mobile will not allow you to seamlessly network unlock without a full payoff. You can typically contact T-Mobile's Twitter and get them to unlock it if you have a specific reason. According to someone I know directly in their support, they will typically unlock with minimal hassle if you have at least three device payments. However, you can typically get an unlock earlier if you give them a valid reason. A lot of people reported network issues with an OTA. Referencing this, and informing them that a bootloader unlock is necessary for repair, they unlocked mine with literally a single payment on file. It took a bit of persistence (and even referencing the XDA thread), but they did unlock it for me. Give it a shot. Worst they can say is no.

i'll have to give it a try. this is my first tmobile OP variant and i'm already upset that i didnt buy unlocked directly, i just didnt have the full amount up front and really needed a new phone. went with the 8.
 

jhendra

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I just called T-Mobile and they approved the unlock for my OP8 (purchased in August 2020). My reasoning was T-Mobile is paying half of the phone (50% off deal) and told them I will be paying my half early (around $230 left). So they said yes to unlock my phone. Give it a try.
 

sixisixsix

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You need to request an unlock token (bin file) from Oneplus to flash before you unlock the bootloader.
Yeah but I bought the phone off of eBay so I don't think they will unlock. I am thinking of paying for an unlock service that costs around $80-$100 (I don't know of any legitimate ones) or returning the phone and buying the n10 5g. The only thing preventing me from getting the n10 5g is the lcd screen, that is a major issue for me.
 

savatage_dude

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Yeah but I bought the phone off of eBay so I don't think they will unlock. I am thinking of paying for an unlock service that costs around $80-$100 (I don't know of any legitimate ones) or returning the phone and buying the n10 5g. The only thing preventing me from getting the n10 5g is the lcd screen, that is a major issue for me.

though you bought it, are you a tmobile customer? I think if the phone is already paid off, and you use the phone on their network for at least 40 days straight, then you should qualify for an unlock.
 

SilverZero

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though you bought it, are you a tmobile customer? I think if the phone is already paid off, and you use the phone on their network for at least 40 days straight, then you should qualify for an unlock.

I got my TMo OP8 off Swappa and just requested the unlock code from the OnePlus website the day it arrived. It took 7 days literally to the minute to get my unlock code, which I hear is the norm.

But also note that we're all talking about 2 different things: a bootloader unlock (which is what I did) and a carrier unlock (which is what OP was after, I believe).
 
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sixisixsix

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I got my TMo OP8 off Swappa and just requested the unlock code from the OnePlus website the day it arrived. It took 7 days literally to the minute to get my unlock code, which I hear is the norm.

But also note that we're all talking about 2 different things: a bootloader unlock (which is what I did) and a carrier unlock (which is what OP was after, I believe).
when i checked the oneplus website for bootloader unlock it required an unlock code from tmobile. can you link me to the page where i can request the bootloader unlock?

edit: I am an idiot, disregard that.

Can you help me with getting the unlock token? what exact commands did you use to get unlock code? I followed the oneplus guide but get the response-

"C:\platform-tools>fastboot.exe oem get_unlock_code
FAILED (remote: 'Please enable OEM unlocking in Settings first')
fastboot: error: Command failed"

my understanding is that you need to sim unlock before you can oem unlock.
 
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sixisixsix

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So maybe I can give some help with information. T-Mobile will not allow you to seamlessly network unlock without a full payoff. You can typically contact T-Mobile's Twitter and get them to unlock it if you have a specific reason. According to someone I know directly in their support, they will typically unlock with minimal hassle if you have at least three device payments. However, you can typically get an unlock earlier if you give them a valid reason. A lot of people reported network issues with an OTA. Referencing this, and informing them that a bootloader unlock is necessary for repair, they unlocked mine with literally a single payment on file. It took a bit of persistence (and even referencing the XDA thread), but they did unlock it for me. Give it a shot. Worst they can say is no.
this is what i had the ebay seller i got my phone from do, and apparently they are going to unlock tonight; the rep said the phone needs to be used for at least 48hrs on tmo network, but preferably 40 days before unlocking. It seems they have an official policy on carrier unlocking and then another policy which is only used on twitter; all very confusing. my concern now is that custom roms will not work correctly on tmo op8t, as verizon owner have reported crdroid not working for them.
 

ink718

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Jan 30, 2008
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Is there anyone who can do this ? I saw someone offering the unlock for free...Service is TMobile
My device is already being used on a different carrier. So I need to do what steps now?

If you guys are wanting to root your Tmobile/Sprint phone here is the guide, i unlocked my phone, unlocked my bootloader & rooted it. To get token it took exactly a week. Here are the guides: Android 11 how to root T-MOBILE OP8 5G

TIP: Go into Settings>Wifi&Network>SIM&Network:> Network Unlock. This should get your phone unlocked which is the first step. Then head over to unlock token - OnePlus (United States) and apply to get your token, which took me 1 week exactly. Here is also a tool incase you brick your phone: Unbrick tool to restore your device to OxygenOS
 
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    though you bought it, are you a tmobile customer? I think if the phone is already paid off, and you use the phone on their network for at least 40 days straight, then you should qualify for an unlock.

    I got my TMo OP8 off Swappa and just requested the unlock code from the OnePlus website the day it arrived. It took 7 days literally to the minute to get my unlock code, which I hear is the norm.

    But also note that we're all talking about 2 different things: a bootloader unlock (which is what I did) and a carrier unlock (which is what OP was after, I believe).
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