Sprint Oneplus 8 5G Bootloader unlock?

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DarkB055

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Has anyone been able to get any information? I checked the Oneplus site and the tmobile phone has an unlock .bin page but no mention of sprint. Now, I know Sprint has merged with Tmobile so im not sure if this changes things..

Any thoughts/information?
 

theroncr

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I'm not 100% sure on this as I haven't confirmed it however, I did get the OnePlus 8 5g at their discounted deal due to the merger and can say without a doubt that it is a T-Mobile phone with T-Mobile branding on the box and in the phone the only thing that it is currently using is a Sprint SIM card. Therefore I would assume one of the many methods that are listed over on the T-Mobile side should work I will check into it tonight and get back to you with my findings. I can also say that all of my roaming issues that I was having at my house with my OnePlus 7 pro 5G have been corrected and resolved with just this phone alone. No need for an airrave or any other device to get internet at home. I'm not sure if you live in a 5-g city or not however they have not officially activated it where I live it just recently came on line a day or two ago and that is through T-Mobile's Network only and I'm actually able to pick that up now to. (Just not at home ;))
 

Barman49

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Yeah same phone. If you go into the unlock screen it even says T-Mobile even with a Sprint sim in the phone.
 

Swetnes

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Your pic isn't working for whatever reason but mine shows t-mobile. Edit... Looks like there's an issue with uploading pics.

Yeah noticed that. For my OnePlus 8 on the lock screen it says Sprint next to the camera. Could there be different models? I got mine a few days after they started the early upgrade last month.
 

Barman49

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Yeah noticed that. For my OnePlus 8 on the lock screen it says Sprint next to the camera. Could there be different models? I got mine a few days after they started the early upgrade last month.
No we're taking about in the bootloader unlock screen not the lock screen.

Sent from my IN2017 using Tapatalk
 

ink718

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I am on Sprint, can i buy the oneplus 8 5g from a sprint or tmobile store? Will they be the same? Also is there a oneplus 8 5g pro?
 

Barman49

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I am on Sprint, can i buy the oneplus 8 5g from a sprint or tmobile store? Will they be the same? Also is there a oneplus 8 5g pro?
They are the same phone but you need a Sprint sim if you're using Sprint for your carrier. There is an 8 Pro but it's not available through any carrier in the US. You need to buy it from OP or Amazon. I don't think it'll work on Sprint as it's not an approved device. It will work on t-mobile This will all change after August when they begin merging customers.

Edit: The OP8 is the exact same phone, IN2017, on both networks.

Sent from my IN2017 using Tapatalk
 
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furrelkt

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I am wondering the same. Can I root this device? I just got this phone, mine says Sprint. IN2017. I just want root and start trying different things? Anyone get this rooted yet? Ty
 

crazynapkinman

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I am wondering the same. Can I root this device? I just got this phone, mine says Sprint. IN2017. I just want root and start trying different things? Anyone get this rooted yet? Ty

Yes. I am fully rooted, xXx rom and smurf kernel

You need to network unlock (sim unlock) permanent in order to make available the toggle for OEM Unlocking in settings.

Once sim unlocked, enable oem unlocking in settings and get the unlock from phone and then from OnePlus.

After unlock_code.bin is provided from OnePlus you need to flash that via fastboot. This will wipe.

Then download latest stable twrp from mauricio (thread in xda OnePlus forums)

Only BOOT twrp. Backup boot partition. Install magisk manager app once phone fully reboots.

Patch boot.img backup you made using magisk manager app.

This creates the file "patched_magisk.img"

Move that to ADB folder.

Test patched boot by <fastboot boot patched_magisk.img>

If successful, open magisk manager and press Install Directly.

You will be rooted.
 
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furrelkt

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Yes. I am fully rooted, xXx rom and smurf kernel

You need to network unlock (sim unlock) permanent in order to make available the toggle for OEM Unlocking in settings.

Once sim unlocked, enable oem unlocking in settings and get the unlock from phone and then from OnePlus.

After unlock_code.bin is provided from OnePlus you need to flash that via fastboot. This will wipe.

Then download latest stable twrp from mauricio (thread in xda OnePlus forums)

Only BOOT twrp. Backup boot partition. Install magisk manager app once phone fully reboots.

Patch boot.img backup you made using magisk manager app.

This creates the file "patched_magisk.img"

Move that to ADB folder.

Test patched boot by <fastboot boot patched_magisk.img>

If successful, open magisk manager and press Install Directly.

You will be rooted.

Thank you. I will be looking into this tomorrow!! Can't wait. :cool:
 

Sterist

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Yes. I am fully rooted, xXx rom and smurf kernel

You need to network unlock (sim unlock) permanent in order to make available the toggle for OEM Unlocking in settings.
Once sim unlocked, enable oem unlocking in settings and get the unlock from phone and then from OnePlus.
After unlock_code.bin is provided from OnePlus you need to flash that via fastboot. This will wipe.
Then download latest stable twrp from mauricio (thread in xda OnePlus forums)
Only BOOT twrp. Backup boot partition. Install magisk manager app once phone fully reboots.
Patch boot.img backup you made using magisk manager app.
This creates the file "patched_magisk.img"
Move that to ADB folder.
Test patched boot by <fastboot boot patched_magisk.img>
If successful, open magisk manager and press Install Directly.
You will be rooted.

this is the first post in probably 5 years i hit the Thanks button for ;)

can you please confirm if this is supposed to be the method for all carriers, or specific to certain region models, or excluding certain carriers?

i'm emerging from a 1000 year slumber after becoming satisfied with a previous phone, and finding it ridiculously difficult to find a new haven for rooted phones lol
 

crazynapkinman

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Once you are rooted and unlocked, I'd suggest switching to the Global rom for future proofing the device.

I just did this last night and it was fairly painless.

There's a thread on switching to global. In that thread there is a reply to my post. That reply is a very concise guide to flashing over to global and updating to A11. Regaining root is also simple. Use Magisk Canary and download the stock boot image for global. Patch that stock boot using Magisk Canary.

Reboot to fastboot and flash patched_magisk.img to boot_a AND boot_b

Reboot.

Enjoy root and Magisk.

I also recommend flashing the xXx Magisk rom. Will re-enable VoWiFi and VoLTE for global rom!
 
Once you are rooted and unlocked, I'd suggest switching to the Global rom for future proofing the device.

I just did this last night and it was fairly painless.

There's a thread on switching to global. In that thread there is a reply to my post. That reply is a very concise guide to flashing over to global and updating to A11. Regaining root is also simple. Use Magisk Canary and download the stock boot image for global. Patch that stock boot using Magisk Canary.

Reboot to fastboot and flash patched_magisk.img to boot_a AND boot_b

Reboot.

Enjoy root and Magisk.

I also recommend flashing the xXx Magisk rom. Will re-enable VoWiFi and VoLTE for global rom!


Does the global ROM have T-mobile"s 5g enabled? I am on sprint with the T-Mobile oneplus 8 5g. I'm currently awaiting my bootloader unlock bin file (I applied last week).

Thanks for any assistance.

Cheers,
B.D.
 
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I just got an IN2017 model now and still trying to apply for a SIM unlock, do I need any services enabled for that process? Or can I disable/wipe out any crappy bloatware that my system has, and if so then what's safe to uninstall from sprint?
 

crazynapkinman

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I just got an IN2017 model now and still trying to apply for a SIM unlock, do I need any services enabled for that process? Or can I disable/wipe out any crappy bloatware that my system has, and if so then what's safe to uninstall from sprint?
I"d leave it all for now. Once you unlock, i'd recommend switching to global rom anyway. It receives updates faster and modem is better than tmo. even without standalone 5g.
And when you do that, you'll eliminate most of the bloat.
 

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    I am on Sprint, can i buy the oneplus 8 5g from a sprint or tmobile store? Will they be the same? Also is there a oneplus 8 5g pro?
    They are the same phone but you need a Sprint sim if you're using Sprint for your carrier. There is an 8 Pro but it's not available through any carrier in the US. You need to buy it from OP or Amazon. I don't think it'll work on Sprint as it's not an approved device. It will work on t-mobile This will all change after August when they begin merging customers.

    Edit: The OP8 is the exact same phone, IN2017, on both networks.

    Sent from my IN2017 using Tapatalk
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    It absolutely did. That explained more for me in one post than 3 weeks of searching various forums has prior, lol. I too run a few apps that require root to work, and not having them basically makes a phone a really expensive MP3 player for me otherwise. I should be making a stop at a store sometime this week for my new phone now.

    Thanks much!
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    im new here i have one plus 8 in2019 and its lock on Verizon how can i unlock it plz..
    If u look inside the guides section you should find how to root. In a few hours when I wake up from sleep, I'll post links for u...