Oneplus Nord N10 5G hardware variants

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Sepulther

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Hey guys,

I'm going to be moving to Germany soon, and considering which will be the best phone to get to take with me.

I have a few competing devices, but the OnePlus Nord N10 5G is my primary so far.

Are you guys familiar with EU/Germany nuances, and which of these phones might be my best choices, and reasons for the priority placement?

If specific models would be best, please let me know

1) OnePlus Nord N10 5G (?BE2028 OR BE2029?)
2) Sony Experia 10 The Ultimate Wide
3) Sony Experia 10 Plus
4) Sony Experia XZ3
5) Galaxy S21 5G
6) LG V40 ThinQ

My primary concern is German market, though I'll also be in Kenya, India, and Finland.
 
Got a Nord N10 5G from Metro and About says it's a BE2025. I peered inside the SIM tray, but I can't really discern between all the contact pins what belongs to what. It seems that the first contacts are too short to touch the uSD card, as I compare where I see them while I have the sim tray on top of the phone. It'll be fun to try out the non-Metro ROM in the future and see...
 

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I have a be2025 with a broken screen but can only find a lcd replacement for the be2029 does anyone know whether or not the screen assemblies are the same/interchangeable?
 

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I found a way to toggle oem unlock on the metro version by using adb to debloat the device and doin so when u remove simlock auth it makes oem unlock toggable but trying to fastboot oem unlock asks for unlock token any work around for this
 

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Wait.... So we have three hardware versions in the US? o_O?

BE2025 - Metro
BE2026 - Unlocked from Oneplus directly
BE2028 - T-mobile???

Can anyone else confirm that BE2028 is from T-mobile?
Picked one up from a T-Mo store, BE2028 as well.
Not equipped with a second SIM slot. First set of contacts is SDCard

OnePlusN10TMO:/ $ getprop ro.boot.project_codename billie8t OnePlusN10TMO:/ $ getprop ro.boot.project_name 20888 OnePlusN10TMO:/ $ getprop ro.build.fingerprint OnePlus/OnePlusN10TMO/OnePlusN10TMO:10/QKQ1.200830.002/2104262059:user/release-keys OnePlusN10TMO:/ $ getprop ro.build.version.ota OnePlusN10TMOOxygen_14.O.11_GLO_011_2104262145
 
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I found a way to toggle oem unlock on the metro version by using adb to debloat the device and doin so when u remove simlock auth it makes oem unlock toggable but trying to fastboot oem unlock asks for unlock token any work around for this
Please enlighten us as to the commands you used via adb to get that toggle un-greyed-out?
 
I found a way to toggle oem unlock on the metro version by using adb to debloat the device and doin so when u remove simlock auth it makes oem unlock toggable but trying to fastboot oem unlock asks for unlock token any work around for this

Please enlighten us as to the commands you used via adb to get that toggle un-greyed-out?

You need to get the token via fastboot and plug it into oneplus bootloader unlocking page

I was able to uninstall the com.qualcomm.qti.remoteSimunlockAuth using the adb command:

"adb shell"

"pm uninstall -k --user 0 om.qualcomm.qti.remoteSimunlockAuth"

However it did not enable the toggle

edit: I should have just disabled it because now the only way to get it back is to do a restore with MSM download tool
 

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disappointment​

What a disappointment, I have been a customer since version 3t and phones have always had 2 sim slots and not this time.


OnePlus Nord N10 5G SIM Free Midnight Ice 6 GB RAM + 128 GB Storage

OnePlus Reply: We apologize for the inconvenience, we have adopted tiny customization for the product design based on users' habits in different regions, so there might be tiny differences in terms of functions in different regions. NA thus only support single SIM card. Thank you for taking time writing to us.
 
I was able to uninstall the com.qualcomm.qti.remoteSimunlockAuth using the adb command:

"adb shell"

"pm uninstall -k --user 0 om.qualcomm.qti.remoteSimunlockAuth"

However it did not enable the toggle

edit: I should have just disabled it because now the only way to get it back is to do a restore with MSM download tool
I've gotten T-Mo to unlock the SIM in this device... now I'm just waiting on OnePlus to give me the token so I can actually unlock the bootloader... Never getting a new device from a carrier on prepaid again... Ported into a postpaid account and got unlock eligibility immediately. The device was paid in full before all of this.

Okay, so I've got the device unlocked completely. Now just need to build TWRP. the ones for 'billie', the links are dead. was gonna try and see if it worked. but I guess it doesnt. In the meantime, gonna root, if I can.

Found this one...
it seems to work, as expected, no touch unless flashed over. I need to make backups first. Time to plug in a KB and mouse.
 
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This seems the appropriate place to put it. If someone else knows how to create a new thread, by all means, spread this, please.

I'll be giving bootloader unlock instructions for the OnePlus Nord N10 5G BE2025 variant (MetroPCS).

These instructions assume you know the basics, and have rooted a phone before using ADB and fastboot.

WARNING: THIS WILL WIPE ALL OF YOUR DEVICES STORED DATA. Proceed at your own risk.

Prerequisite;
  • Please activate dev options on your phone.
  • Enable OEM Unlocking under Development settings.
  • Enable USB Debugging under development settings.
  • Download/Install this OnePlus driver. (Win10/11)
  • Download/Install ADB/Fastboot. (Win10/11)

Step A - Obtain the unlock_code.bin from OnePlus.

DISCLAIMER: OnePlus, and its support team, will insist they only issue unlock codes for T-Mobile devices. This is not the case apparently, BE2026 and BE2025 are the same devices essentially. You can argue with them on this, I did, and I got my code.

  1. Connect your phone to your PC while still powered on.
  2. Unlock the phone and allow USB Debugging.
    If you are not prompted, please troubleshoot all requisites.
  3. Run a Command Prompt;
    1. The easiest way is to type "CMD" (never include my quotations) into the windows search bar on windows 10/11, then click the black box program icon that appears labeled "CMD"
    2. If you have a designated platform-tools environment. Use filed explorer to browse to its location, and in the address bar at the top, type "CMD" and hit enter.
    3. Alternatively, with the command prompt (CMD window) open type "cd C:\insert\address\here".
  4. Getting the Unlock Token from the device;
    1. In the open Command type;
      Code:
      adb reboot bootloader
    2. After the device reboots, type;
      Code:
      fastboot devices
      to ensure fastboot is working. If you don't get a return, prerequisite troubleshoot!
    3. Enter;
      Code:
      fastboot oem get_unlock_code
    4. The following should look like this;
      Code:
      (bootloader) Serial Number:
      (bootloader) ====================================
      (bootloader) 3XXXXXXX
      (bootloader) ====================================
      (bootloader) Unlock code:
      (bootloader) ====================================
      (bootloader) DXX46BXXXCA30B00C5ABXXX4DXXXX7CX
      (bootloader) XXX77XXX67D2E1DEXXX975E49EBFXXXF
      (bootloader) ====================================
      OKAY [  0.039s]
      Finished. Total time: 0.040s
    5. Take the long chain of characters after "Unlock Code:" copy them and past them to a text document or address bar, and remove any spaces or "(bootloader)" until it's a continuous string of alphanumeric (letters and numbers).
    6. Go to OpenPlusto submit this token. You will also need the following information to fill an application out;
      1. The phone's Serial #.
      2. The phone's IMEI.
    7. Wait 1-2 weeks. My biscuits were done in 8 days. You should get an email telling you it's been approved.
    8. Follow the link in said email, download the "unlock_code.bin" file. and prepare for some more simple steps.

Step B - Bootloader Unlocking Steps.
  1. Place the unlock_code.bin file in a folder somewhere easily accessible. Remember the location of this folder. if working out of "platform-tools" you can just place it in the same folder, and skip the next couple of steps.
    1. open a command prompt, and connect your device.
      (Steps A1/A3) Remember to make sure your command prompt directory is set to the same directory as unlock_code.bin.
      1. Code:
        cd C:\your\path\to\folder\
    2. Reboot to the bootloader. (Step A4.1)
    3. Type the following command;
      Code:
      fastboot flash cust-unlock unlock_code.bin
    4. you should see the following as a result;
      Code:
      Sending 'cust-unlock' (0 KB)                       OKAY [  0.015s]Writing 'cust-unlock'                              (bootloader) Device is unlocked.
      OKAY [  0.016s]
      Finished. Total time: 0.047s
    5. You ARE NOT FINISHED. Next Command;
      Code:
      fastboot oem unlock
    6. Desired results;
      Code:
      OKAY [  0.031s]Finished. Total time: 0.031s
    7. At this point, follow prompts on your Nord N10 Device to complete the bootloader unlocking.
    8. AFTER WIPE/REBOOT is complete, MAKE SURE OEM Unlocking is enabled on developer options again. It should be greyed out now. Stuck in the "enabled" position.
Please get back to me if you run into issues. I will share more detail and help if I can.

(edits are only for clarity, grammar, and punctuation.)
 
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This seems the appropriate place to put it. If someone else knows how to create a new thread, by all means, spread this, please.

I'll be giving bootloader unlock instructions for the OnePlus Nord N10 5G BE2025 variant (MetroPCS).

These instructions assume you know the basics, and have rooted a phone before using ADB and fastboot.

WARNING: THIS WILL WIPE ALL OF YOUR DEVICES STORED DATA. Proceed at your own risk.

Prerequisite;
  • Please activate dev options on your phone.
  • Enable OEM Unlocking under Development settings.
  • Enable USB Debugging under development settings.
  • Download/Install this OnePlus driver. (Win10/11)
  • Download/Install ADB/Fastboot. (Win10/11)

Step A - Obtain the unlock_code.bin from OnePlus.

DISCLAIMER: OnePlus, and its support team, will insist they only issue unlock codes for T-Mobile devices. This is not the case apparently, BE2026 and BE2025 are the same devices essentially. You can argue with them on this, I did, and I got my code.

  1. Connect your phone to your PC while still powered on.
  2. Unlock the phone and allow USB Debugging.
    If you are not prompted, please troubleshoot all requisites.
  3. Run a Command Prompt;
    1. The easiest way is to type "CMD" (never include my quotations) into the windows search bar on windows 10/11, then click the black box program icon that appears labeled "CMD"
    2. If you have a designated platform-tools environment. Use filed explorer to browse to its location, and in the address bar at the top, type "CMD" and hit enter.
    3. Alternatively, with the command prompt (CMD window) open type "cd C:\insert\address\here".
  4. Getting the Unlock Token from the device;
    1. In the open Command type;
      Code:
      adb reboot bootloader
    2. After the device reboots, type;
      Code:
      fastboot devices
      to ensure fastboot is working. If you don't get a return, prerequisite troubleshoot!
    3. Enter;
      Code:
      fastboot oem get_unlock_code
    4. The following should look like this;
      Code:
      (bootloader) Serial Number:
      (bootloader) ====================================
      (bootloader) 3XXXXXXX
      (bootloader) ====================================
      (bootloader) Unlock code:
      (bootloader) ====================================
      (bootloader) DXX46BXXXCA30B00C5ABXXX4DXXXX7CX
      (bootloader) XXX77XXX67D2E1DEXXX975E49EBFXXXF
      (bootloader) ====================================
      OKAY [  0.039s]
      Finished. Total time: 0.040s
    5. Take the long chain of characters after "Unlock Code:" copy them and past them to a text document or address bar, and remove any spaces or "(bootloader)" until it's a continuous string of alphanumeric (letters and numbers).
    6. Go to OpenPlusto submit this token. You will also need the following information to fill an application out;
      1. The phone's Serial #.
      2. The phone's IMEI.
    7. Wait 1-2 weeks. My biscuits were done in 8 days. You should get an email telling you it's been approved.
    8. Follow the link in said email, download the "unlock_code.bin" file. and prepare for some more simple steps.

Step B - Bootloader Unlocking Steps.
  1. Place the unlock_code.bin file in a folder somewhere easily accessible. Remember the location of this folder. if working out of "platform-tools" you can just place it in the same folder, and skip the next couple of steps.
    1. open a command prompt, and connect your device.
      (Steps A1/A3) Remember to make sure your command prompt directory is set to the same directory as unlock_code.bin.
      1. Code:
        cd C:\your\path\to\folder\
    2. Reboot to the bootloader. (Step A4.1)
    3. Type the following command;
      Code:
      fastboot flash cust-unlock unlock_code.bin
    4. you should see the following as a result;
      Code:
      Sending 'cust-unlock' (0 KB)                       OKAY [  0.015s]Writing 'cust-unlock'                              (bootloader) Device is unlocked.
      OKAY [  0.016s]
      Finished. Total time: 0.047s
    5. You ARE NOT FINISHED. Next Command;
      Code:
      fastboot flashing unlock
    6. Desired results;
      Code:
      OKAY [  0.031s]Finished. Total time: 0.031s
    7. At this point, follow prompts on your Nord N10 Device to complete the bootloader unlocking.
    8. AFTER WIPE/REBOOT is complete, MAKE SURE OEM Unlocking is enabled on developer options again. It should be greyed out now. Stuck in the "enabled" position.
Please get back to me if you run into issues. I will share more detail and help if I can.

(edits are only for clarity, grammar, and punctuation.)
FYI I'd recommend keeping that unlock_code.bin file in a safe place. If you end up needing to recover with MSM you will loose your bootloader unlock. Not much of an issue as all you have to do is re-use your unlock_code.bin file.
 
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When you peer inside the sim slot, do you see sim card contacts? The contacts for the "main" sim should be too far back to easily see (behind the microsd card contacts). The contacts for the second sim should be in front of the microsd card.

Also, what is build number? Then unlock thing I assume is because you need to request unlock token from Oneplus.


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I can confirm that my Tmobile N10 BE2028 looks similar to the pictures above so I assume no hardware dual sim support.
 
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    I found a way to toggle oem unlock on the metro version by using adb to debloat the device and doin so when u remove simlock auth it makes oem unlock toggable but trying to fastboot oem unlock asks for unlock token any work around for this
    Please enlighten us as to the commands you used via adb to get that toggle un-greyed-out?
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    I found a way to toggle oem unlock on the metro version by using adb to debloat the device and doin so when u remove simlock auth it makes oem unlock toggable but trying to fastboot oem unlock asks for unlock token any work around for this

    Please enlighten us as to the commands you used via adb to get that toggle un-greyed-out?

    You need to get the token via fastboot and plug it into oneplus bootloader unlocking page

    I was able to uninstall the com.qualcomm.qti.remoteSimunlockAuth using the adb command:

    "adb shell"

    "pm uninstall -k --user 0 om.qualcomm.qti.remoteSimunlockAuth"

    However it did not enable the toggle

    edit: I should have just disabled it because now the only way to get it back is to do a restore with MSM download tool
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    I have the global BE2029. Was on AT&T and all was fine. Switched to Verizon and all but SMS/MMS functions. Spent an hour with VZ cs , cleared the phone, lost data, and reset up with all that gets backed to the cloud. Still no SMS. Anyone?
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    Hello everyone, I pre-ordered mine from OnePlus (BE2026) got it and found out that I couldn't even find a dual sim card tray to buy, also there is a good chance that it doesn't even support dual sim plus micro sd card, if someone knows where to buy a dual sim card tray for Nord N10 5G please share the link, I still want to try it. Thanks in advance guys.

    Wont matter even if you find one. The BE2026 doesn't have the sim contacts inside the phone to support a 2nd sim. Pretty sure only the BE2028 and BE2029 have them. I bought BE2026 from Oneplus directly. The picture of the phone lacking the second sim contacts in my second post is the BE2026 that I have on my desk right now.

    Plus the BE2026 ships with the International ROM (BE86AA) on it, which means if there was second sim support it should already show up in the phone settings.

    The dual sim version is a nano + nano/microsd, not a nano + nano + microsd, so the contacts have to exist right in front of the microsd card. You can see the SIM tray for the dual-sim version in this video at the 3:00 mark.


    The OP 7T kind of screwed up our assumptions, because there were no physical hardware variants. So the international version was physically the same as the na version, different firmware for band support sure. The tmo version simply had t-mobile ROM to disable the second SIM for the carrier phones. When you put international ROM on them, the second sim was "unlocked." With the OP N10 5G it looks like the situation is different, there is a physical difference between the NA and EU/international version. It appears that the NA version actually has no second sim support at all, physically, so you can't just unlock (not that it matters since the BE2026 already has international ROM).
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    Wont matter even if you find one. The BE2026 doesn't have the sim contacts inside the phone to support a 2nd sim. Pretty sure only the BE2028 and BE2029 have them. I bought BE2026 from Oneplus directly. The picture of the phone lacking the second sim contacts in my second post is the BE2026 that I have on my desk right now.

    Plus the BE2026 ships with the International ROM (BE86AA) on it, which means if there was second sim support it should already show up in the phone settings.

    The dual sim version is a nano + nano/microsd, not a nano + nano + microsd, so the contacts have to exist right in front of the microsd card. You can see the SIM tray for the dual-sim version in this video at the 3:00 mark.


    The OP 7T kind of screwed up our assumptions, because there were no physical hardware variants. So the international version was physically the same as the na version, different firmware for band support sure. The tmo version simply had t-mobile ROM to disable the second SIM for the carrier phones. When you put international ROM on them, the second sim was "unlocked." With the OP N10 5G it looks like the situation is different, there is a physical difference between the NA and EU/international version. It appears that the NA version actually has no second sim support at all, physically, so you can't just unlock (not that it matters since the BE2026 already has international ROM).
    Thanks for your reply bud, I'm returning it, according to the customer service representative there is no international version of Nord N10 5G that comes with 2 sim cards and micro sd card slots ( tray). Thanks again and stay safe.