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iBowToAndroid

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The OP is pretty unclear since it talks about Sprint users (as in, on a Sprint line). I want to buy a new device presumably from a T-Mobile store under a Sprint account, but use it on a T-Mobile line.

Specifically, "Can be bought 3rd party but must be the T-Mobile variant and on the T-Mobile network.". Sprint models are T-Mobile variants, and will be on the T-Mobile network. Hence the question.
Sprint models (variants) are. by definition, NOT T-Mobile variants. It's impossible for a device to be both
 

craznazn

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Sprint models (variants) are. by definition, NOT T-Mobile variants. It's impossible for a device to be both
Dude you are like a clueless 611 agent.

So you might not understand that some OEMs only make TMO variants, and it's just sold to Sprint customers at the store.

Take, for example https://www.sprint.com/en/shop/cell...2007GRN&contractName=0-yr-ib&deviceQuantity=1

These are Tmobile branded / variant KB2007. It is a T-Mobile device. There does not exist a Sprint variant. So again I ask the OP because he will be more familiar with my question:

If I bought that linked device (for example) through a Sprint account and use it on a T-Mobile line, can it be unlocked?
 

iBowToAndroid

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Dude you are like a clueless 611 agent.

So you might not understand that some OEMs only make TMO variants, and it's just sold to Sprint customers at the store.

Take, for example https://www.sprint.com/en/shop/cell...2007GRN&contractName=0-yr-ib&deviceQuantity=1

These are Tmobile branded / variant KB2007. It is a T-Mobile device. There does not exist a Sprint variant. So again I ask the OP because he will be more familiar with my question:

If I bought that linked device (for example) through a Sprint account and use it on a T-Mobile line, can it be unlocked?
I own and run my own business, performing SIM unlocks and other software-related services. Understanding the intricate details of how each carrier implements the SIM lock and what has to be done in order to replicate the unlock without going directly through the carrier is pretty essential in order to be successful. Trust me, I'm about as far from "clueless" as you can possibly get.

If it comes with T-Mo bloatware on it fresh out of the box, then the OP can do it. If not, then no.
 
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Will I receive any reply message from you personally or any text message to my T-mobile phones to indicate any unlock attempt successful or failure? I sent you a message inbox with details a few days ago, I would appreciate your help. I am very grateful to you.
 

edale1

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OnePlus Nord N200 5G phone unlocked less than 24 hours after request sent!

It actually completely SIM unlocked on it's own, I didn't have to manually do anything (spent a minute or two looking in 'Settings > WiFi & Internet > SIM & Network' for the 'Network Unlock' option, before I realized that it was already done). I could jump right in and allow the bootloader unlock in the dev options!

Thank you @mobbdeep for this! (I'm sorry I'm too poor to donate anything...)

I really didn't want to get the phone fully setup until after the bootloader unlock was done, because of the factory reset a bootloader unlock performs... Now the wait for a TWRP release, and the search for a way to root it begins!
 
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    Well I attempted to get a SIM unlock on my phone but all I got was a smart-ass reply about a bootloader and how it specifically says it's for sim unlocking . That's what I replied to this thread I have to get the SIM unlocked first before I can unlock the bootloader. I did it already myself thank you though for your unnecessary remarks

    No problem! You can make your own thread instead of expecting to be spoon fed here.
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    Please be patient people.

    Thanks @mobbdeep for unlocking my phone! Super thankful for providing this service!
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    Thanks @mobbdeep for the sim unlock!! 👍👍
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    He sent me a very typical text reply like the one i kept getting from t-mobile staff, it goes like open settings and click on unlock, i said to myself oh come on man. He doesn't look like the real deal, like i haven't tried that before at least a million times. I gave it a try and my goodness I couldn't believe it.
    oh my gosh i can't believe it actually happened after 23 days
    longest 23 days of my life, i know this is very exceptional and it's not the norm at all of mobbdeep, cause he's usually faster when it comes to helping people, even though he's not obligated to any of that, he still did it although he had so much going on and moving out from one place to another (i am assuming 😂)
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    Are the unlocks done remotely? Or with a code?
    T-Mobile stopped using unlock codes years ago. The unlocks are performed via the official Permanent Unlock feature which exists on all T-Mobile Android devices
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    I have disabled my private messages to prevent further backup of requests. I have about 170 of them to work on over the next few days. As I get closer to finishing those, I will enable my private messages again.

    Thanks for your patience!
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    How long did it take him to reply? I messaged him about 36 hrs ago.

    Noob here, how do i send a pm?


    I wanna ask you what the unlocking procedures are after it's done.

    I've also sent a PM, waiting for the help! thanks in advance @mobbdeep

    I PM'd you on Thursday.

    This past weekend, I mentioned the unlock requests would be resumed Monday 10/4. Unfortunately, some things came up with work and me needing time to get settled into my new place, which is why they're still delayed. I have not forgotten about these requests. Trust me, when I get back on them, I have about 110 sitting in my inbox as we speak. You will get a reply as soon as I get them complete.

    Again, thank you all for your patience and understanding!
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    Just updating you guys.. I knocked out a bunch of them a few days ago but I'm still a bit behind and haven't had time to get around to the rest. I have about 80 left and then I'll open my PM's to take more requests. Again, thank you all for understanding.
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    Are you able to do the Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 test? Just wondering.

    It's 50/50. For some reason, one persons worked but then 2 others I tried didn't. I'm not entirely sure except maybe they're not fully registered in T-Mobile's device database which is where my tool pulls information from. Nonetheless, I can always try it and see.

    Also, right now, there's a bit of a delay on the unlock requests. I recently just moved so my PC is packed away. I should be back in service on Monday. Thank you for understanding!
    4
    Well I attempted to get a SIM unlock on my phone but all I got was a smart-ass reply about a bootloader and how it specifically says it's for sim unlocking . That's what I replied to this thread I have to get the SIM unlocked first before I can unlock the bootloader. I did it already myself thank you though for your unnecessary remarks

    No problem! You can make your own thread instead of expecting to be spoon fed here.
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    Hello XDA,

    I am back at it again with the free T-Mobile network unlocks. Yep, you heard that right... 100% FREE. This service will allow you to go into your Settings and perform a network unlock. I've been doing this for over 2 years now with plenty of vouches, so yes, it's legit!

    ATTN: IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE BELOW REQUIREMENTS OR READ THIS ENTIRE THREAD, DO NOT PM ME AND WASTE OUR TIME. YOU WILL BE IGNORED!

    Current turnaround time:
    ~1-4 days depending on how busy I am. Yes, I have a life outside of this.

    Requirements:
    • Unlocking for T-Mobile OnePlus/Samsung/Google/LG/Moto USA variants only.
    • Not eligible for T-Mobile Prepaid, MetroPCS, or other TMO subsidies.
    • Not eligible for Sprint users even though they merged or you have a T-Mobile SIM card.
    • Device must be on the network for AT LEAST 3 full calendar days.
    • Cannot currently be flashed to any international firmware.
    • Device must be originally purchased from T-Mobile themselves. Not purchased via 3rd party.

    If you meet the above requirements, PM the last name of the account holder and your phone number associated with said device.

    Important Information:
    • Please keep in mind I get a lot of PM's regarding this so you will get a reply when yours has been completed. Do not send multiple requests.
    • If you make any SIM card changes, you will have to wait at least 3 days for me to be able to unlock your device.
    • Your device does NOT have to be paid off.
    • There is no 100% guarantee this will work. There could be a possibility of an unlock ineligibility.
    • The device MUST be one purchased directly from T-Mobile; NOT from OnePlus/Samsung themselves or a different carrier.
    • I cannot unlock with just an IMEI number so don't bother asking.

    ERROR CODE = 255? See below..
    • Send me a PM with the phone number and I will review your unlock status.
    Plenty of vouches here from my OP7 / OP8 unlocking..

    Feel free to donate below!

    PayPal:
    https://PayPal.me/spdyhost
    CashApp: Given in PM by request.
    Venmo: Given in PM by request.​
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    so its been four days since i sent a request with all pertinent information, would just like a yes/no

    So I'd just like to make sure I did this correctly, I messaged him with my last name (name of account) and phone number, was I supposed to include my imei? I'm seeing people have turn around times of a day or two, so I'm stumped. Thank you.

    Sent mine Saturday. Hoping for unlock soon :D

    @mobbdeep, I reached out to you on 8/17. I am pretty sure you are just busy with your daily stuffs which causing delay to the inbox or my DM is lost in the hundreds of requests you get. But whenever you get a chance, please check the DM and let me know if you need anything else.

    @mobbdeep, I sent you a PM on Sunday. Whenever, you can get a chance, please take a look. It was two N 200 phones. Thank you very much

    @mobbdeep , i sent you a PM message yesterday morning, Please look at when you get a chance. Need to make an international trip so this is a little bit important to get it done soon. I know you are very busy these days, But pls look at it when you get a chance. Will donate as soon as they are unlocked.

    I'm still doing this service. However, over the last week, I've gotten hit with roughly 200 requests and still more coming in daily, which is why it's taking longer. I'm also trying to balance my work life with my personal life in the mix of handling these requests. You will get a response once completed. Some people might get a response quicker than you only because I don't go in a certain order of unlocks due to the way this forum messaging system is.

    I hope you guys understand and thank you for your patience. Please keep in mind this is a free service I'm offering. I'm doing my best to get everyone taken care of plus making sure I take care of myself too.
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    I have disabled my private messages to prevent further backup of requests. I have about 170 of them to work on over the next few days. As I get closer to finishing those, I will enable my private messages again.

    Thanks for your patience!
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    How long did it take him to reply? I messaged him about 36 hrs ago.

    Noob here, how do i send a pm?


    I wanna ask you what the unlocking procedures are after it's done.

    I've also sent a PM, waiting for the help! thanks in advance @mobbdeep

    I PM'd you on Thursday.

    This past weekend, I mentioned the unlock requests would be resumed Monday 10/4. Unfortunately, some things came up with work and me needing time to get settled into my new place, which is why they're still delayed. I have not forgotten about these requests. Trust me, when I get back on them, I have about 110 sitting in my inbox as we speak. You will get a reply as soon as I get them complete.

    Again, thank you all for your patience and understanding!
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    I just did a bulk amount of requests today and will continue more tomorrow. Thanks for your patience!