I did not have any issues. But it did take the 30 days with the device on the network before they would unlock it and then another 7 days to get the unlock code.
I also purchased the device from TMO, as this thread stated that they cannot (will not?) Unlock a device that is not one of their own and I did not want to risk it.
I was reading on other threads where people were saying that Sprint was flat out refusing to unlock devices, period. But it also sounded like they were all financed phones too...I haven't yet seen anyone with a paid off phone/paid full price upfront in any of these unlocking threads, and didn't want to risk dropping $800 on something that I might not be able to get unlocked without at least finding someone else that has succeeded, lol.
The other part was that I was reading that Sprint was only activating phones sold by them, and I couldn't find a solid answer whether "sold by them" also included Tmobile sold phones, or if it was ONLY phones that were bought from within Sprint's system...i.e., do I HAVE to buy this thing via the Sprint website, or can I waltz into a Sprint turned Tmo store, and buy one right now? I've also seen a few BNIB Tmo 8T's being sold on Craigslist & Swappa that I've been considering buying to save a few bucks, but that circles back to "Is Tmo sold OK, or did it have to specifically come from Sprint?"
So sounds like yes, I can buy one from a Tmo store and be OK, and presumably, as long as the phone came from Tmo (as opposed to direct from OnePlus), I should be OK with a CL/Swappa phone as well, though I'd be sure to run the MEID through the Sprint BYOD checker before purchase.
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
Enjoy root and Magisk.
I also recommend flashing the xXx Magisk rom. Will re-enable VoWiFi and VoLTE for global rom!
To get started goto: Settings > WiFi&Network > SIM&Network >Network Unlock. After thats done, go get your unlockcode.bin file from the the Oneplus website. It took me exactly 1 week to get my code. Then head over to the Verizon OP8 root guide. I can't find the link for Verizon root guide but i saw it before. Here is a useful link incase something goes wrong, u can bring your phone back to life: Verizon OP8 MSM TOOL. Good luck bro.
i dont have unlock network any sugestioni try the msmdownload and nothing work im scrud with a phone i cant useTo get started goto: Settings > WiFi&Network > SIM&Network >Network Unlock. After thats done, go get your unlockcode.bin file from the the Oneplus website. It took me exactly 1 week to get my code. Then head over to the Verizon OP8 root guide. I can't find the link for Verizon root guide but i saw it before. Here is a useful link incase something goes wrong, u can bring your phone back to life: Verizon OP8 MSM TOOL. Good luck bro.
Goto the OP website and try to get your unlock.bin token. You can also call up verizon and tell them that your a developer and need your phone unlocked for work purpose or something.
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.