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TechOut

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I just got my unlock stuff from OnePlus and I know there is a thread on here for converting but from what I see it is to go to EU firmware and has some other steps I assume that are for rooting. I don't want to root I just want to install the USA Unlocked firmware on mine. What is the current process for that are there downloads yet or are we still waiting?
 

Exathi

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I just got my unlock stuff from OnePlus and I know there is a thread on here for converting but from what I see it is to go to EU firmware and has some other steps I assume that are for rooting. I don't want to root I just want to install the USA Unlocked firmware on mine. What is the current process for that are there downloads yet or are we still waiting?
So far we haven't had the global version out yet
 
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Exathi

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What's the difference between the global and eu versions why do so many people wanna flash to it?[/QUOTE

Reason being is that T-Mobile lags hella hard on their updates. OnePlus, on the other hand, is pretty quick on releasing their updates. Conveting your phone to global means that we can update our phones as soon as oxygen updater gets the updates.
Hi speaking of which I finally converted mines to thd eu version it's awesome much better
 

sameog

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Hey there,

My approach was quite involved considering all the patchwork provided by this thread.

For the shortest explanation, please see the OP. I'm not at home right now.

Thanks.

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What process did you use? Can you just flash via recovery like previous models? Is the EU firmware missing anything the US phones would have?

https://forum.xda-developers.com/oneplus-8t/how-to/guide-tmo-variant-conversion-t4188491
 

TechOut

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Aug 15, 2017
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Hey there,

My approach was quite involved considering all the patchwork provided by this thread.

For the shortest explanation, please see the OP. I'm not at home right now.

Thanks.

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Yeah that's the thread I saw. Just confused about all the payload extraction and stuff what is that about? Don't remember it being that involved before.
 

awr128

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Hey there,

My approach was quite involved considering all the patchwork provided by this thread.

For the shortest explanation, please see the OP. I'm not at home right now.

Thanks.

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Yeah that's the thread I saw. Just confused about all the payload extraction and stuff what is that about? Don't remember it being that involved before.

The payload extraction gives you the files to flash using fastbootd, I'm sure if someone had access to a file hosting site they could just host the files already extracted into a downloadable zip file.
 

TechOut

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LLStarks

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Global is worthless. No local upgrade and OTAs won't work if you modify system files. There's no way to get a clean set of fastboot files since OnePlus isn't publishing the firmware.

Convert to EU and don't question it. The modem works perfectly.
 

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    I just got my unlock stuff from OnePlus and I know there is a thread on here for converting but from what I see it is to go to EU firmware and has some other steps I assume that are for rooting. I don't want to root I just want to install the USA Unlocked firmware on mine. What is the current process for that are there downloads yet or are we still waiting?
    So far we haven't had the global version out yet
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    If you guys want to get the global version you can just msm to eu then download the global version with oxygen updater and do a local upgrade and you'll have the global one