Question T-Mobile 10 Pro BL unlocking

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TehPirate_

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I just got the OP 10 Pro for my girl and I and I'm having some difficulty attempting to unlock the bootloader. Looks like it'll require an unlock token (bin) from OP like the previous models however on my OP 9 I didn't request an unlock token, I think maybe I flashed the global fw with MSM? I know this is a fairly new device and development is limited, but is there anything available at this time to magisk root my device? I still have my old rooted device for 2 weeks grace period before I have to return it for the trade-in.

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OEM unlock is not greyed out and is enabled.
 
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Bliszcur

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I just got the OP 10 Pro for my girl and I and I'm having some difficulty attempting to unlock the bootloader. Looks like it'll require an unlock token (bin) from OP like the previous models however on my OP 9 I didn't request an unlock token, I think maybe I flashed the global fw with MSM? I know this is a fairly new device and development is limited, but is there anything available at this time to magisk root my device? I still have my old rooted device for 2 weeks grace period before I have to return it for the trade-in.

NE2217_11_A.03

OEM unlock is not greyed out and is enabled.
fastboot flashing unlock
 

jeffsga88

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"FAILED (remote: 'Please flash unlock token first.')"
That's why I'm asking for additional help. OP hasn't updated their unlock site yet to request a token
With the T-Mobile variant you need the unlock.bin to unlock bootloader. OnePlus will eventually update their website, hopefully soon (I've already emailed their support to add it, doubt that will help though). The only other way would be using exploits which haven't been released yet. The good news is once OnePlus updates their site, you can easily request you're unlock.bin and once you get it via email it's super easy to unlock the bootloader.
 
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Sounds like it's like their previous phones subsidized through TMO. Need to pop in a fastboot command on your phone, which will give you a string of code. Copy paste that code on Oneplus' web site once it's updated. From there, you'll need to wait 7 days almost to the minute before the page will display your unlock token, which will be in a .bin format. Fastboot flash that. Of course that'll wipe your phone completely, but your bootloader will be unlocked.
 

jeffsga88

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Sounds like it's like their previous phones subsidized through TMO. Need to pop in a fastboot command on your phone, which will give you a string of code. Copy paste that code on Oneplus' web site once it's updated. From there, you'll need to wait 7 days almost to the minute before the page will display your unlock token, which will be in a .bin format. Fastboot flash that. Of course that'll wipe your phone completely, but your bootloader will be unlocked.
Yes, exactly same as previous T-Mobile OnePlus phones, except there's no need to be sim unlocked to enable oem unlocking on the 10 pro (pretty sure that was by mistake on OnePlus fault).
 

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Have said before, just avoid the US T-Mobile variant, unlocking is just the first of many issues if you're going down the unlocking/rooting path.

If it's your only way of getting the 10 pro then fair enough, but if it's not then choose the other path...whatever it is it has to be better.
 

TehPirate_

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Have said before, just avoid the US T-Mobile variant, unlocking is just the first of many issues if you're going down the unlocking/rooting path.

If it's your only way of getting the 10 pro then fair enough, but if it's not then choose the other path...whatever it is it has to be better.
Through T-Mobile was my only option but I can't say I had many issues with my OnePlus 9 TMO variant once it was unlocked and rooted.
 

dladz

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Through T-Mobile was my only option but I can't say I had many issues with my OnePlus 9 TMO variant once it was unlocked and rooted.
Fair enough.

I personally live in the UK, so don't have any of these problems, but I've seen issues with people who've flashed a custom ROM and ended up without signal, data, texts, even WiFi, Devs tend not to get involved when asked what the problem may be. They end up frustrated and alone.

Couple that with waiting for 10 days to unlock it, I would stick with "if you have an alternative then go with that".

Whatever way you slice it it's a sub par experience compared to other options.

But hey if you're cool with it then that's your journey
 

TehPirate_

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Wait, you got your T-mo unlocked immediately? How'd that work?
I got mine unlocked immediately too, twice. First device had to be exchanged due to being defective. I explained I needed the unlock for development reasons which requires the bootloader to be unlocked and I've been with them for 3 years so they didn't hesitate to issue the unlock.
 

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For what it's worth, I just chatted with OnePlus and was told it would take 30-45 days for the unlock token page to be updated with the 10 Pro.

I strongly suspect this was little more than a guess, but I figured I'd relay it just in case.
 
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    So I just received my unlock token. Once my bootloader is unlocked, I want to convert from tmobile to global ROM. How would I go about that? I want to be able to try android 13 betas and all. Betas will not work with tmobile variants. Any help is appreciated.
    I was under the impression the device specific MSM tool is required for this conversion, and the password for the 10 Pro's tool has not been published yet.

    Sidenote, if the password was found, I'm pretty sure you could technically convert without a bootloader unlock. The downside is if your modems or persist img gets messed up you'd be hosed, as those are device specific, not model. Which is where root comes in, allowing you to back those partitions up. I tried clarifying this in the 1+9 TMo conversion thread, but no one ever answered/confirmed.
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    Sounds like it's like their previous phones subsidized through TMO. Need to pop in a fastboot command on your phone, which will give you a string of code. Copy paste that code on Oneplus' web site once it's updated. From there, you'll need to wait 7 days almost to the minute before the page will display your unlock token, which will be in a .bin format. Fastboot flash that. Of course that'll wipe your phone completely, but your bootloader will be unlocked.
    Yes, exactly same as previous T-Mobile OnePlus phones, except there's no need to be sim unlocked to enable oem unlocking on the 10 pro (pretty sure that was by mistake on OnePlus fault).
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    So I just received my unlock token. Once my bootloader is unlocked, I want to convert from tmobile to global ROM. How would I go about that? I want to be able to try android 13 betas and all. Betas will not work with tmobile variants. Any help is appreciated.
    I was under the impression the device specific MSM tool is required for this conversion, and the password for the 10 Pro's tool has not been published yet.

    Sidenote, if the password was found, I'm pretty sure you could technically convert without a bootloader unlock. The downside is if your modems or persist img gets messed up you'd be hosed, as those are device specific, not model. Which is where root comes in, allowing you to back those partitions up. I tried clarifying this in the 1+9 TMo conversion thread, but no one ever answered/confirmed.
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    Today is the day!!! The token unlock page is finally updated to include the T-Mobile variant, NE2217!
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    I just got the OP 10 Pro for my girl and I and I'm having some difficulty attempting to unlock the bootloader. Looks like it'll require an unlock token (bin) from OP like the previous models however on my OP 9 I didn't request an unlock token, I think maybe I flashed the global fw with MSM? I know this is a fairly new device and development is limited, but is there anything available at this time to magisk root my device? I still have my old rooted device for 2 weeks grace period before I have to return it for the trade-in.

    NE2217_11_A.03

    OEM unlock is not greyed out and is enabled.
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    "FAILED (remote: 'Please flash unlock token first.')"
    That's why I'm asking for additional help. OP hasn't updated their unlock site yet to request a token
    With the T-Mobile variant you need the unlock.bin to unlock bootloader. OnePlus will eventually update their website, hopefully soon (I've already emailed their support to add it, doubt that will help though). The only other way would be using exploits which haven't been released yet. The good news is once OnePlus updates their site, you can easily request you're unlock.bin and once you get it via email it's super easy to unlock the bootloader.