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Can I unlock carrier compatibility on OnePlus 8 T mobile version bought from OP store?

  1. Z1613813510222
    Cupcake Oct 4, 2021

    Z1613813510222 , Oct 4, 2021 :
    Hello!

    My mom, who lives outside the US wants the OnePlus 8. However, the OnePlus 8 sim free version is out of stock on the OP website. I was wondering if the OP8 T mobile version would work internationally right away as I am buying it with full price from OP store, not from T mobile.

    Any help is appreciated.
     

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  2. Artemus
    Moderator, Community Hero 2020 Moderator Oct 4, 2021

    Artemus , Oct 4, 2021 :
    Err... no, it'll come with T-Mobile's proprietary firmware and will have to be converted to the international ROM (which is a lengthy process, mind you), you're better off looking at resellers/eBay.
     

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  3. steve1111
    Donut Oct 21, 2021

    steve1111 , Oct 21, 2021 :
    I have a support ticket open with OnePlus to see about getting a T-mobile 7T purchased directly from OnePlus carrier/network/SIM unlocked as T-mobile support said they could not do it and the place where I purchased it would have to unlock it.

    I am still waiting for a response from OnePlus support.
     

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  4. Artemus
    Moderator, Community Hero 2020 Moderator Oct 21, 2021

    Artemus , Oct 21, 2021 :
    Why wouldn't you just buy a network-unlocked 7T from a reseller?
     

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  5. steve1111
    Donut Oct 21, 2021

    steve1111 , Oct 21, 2021 :
    I am a T-Mobile customer already and the price was right so it's working fine for me right now.

    Just looking to network unlock in case I upgrade to a new phone and either want to sell this one off or load custom ROMs on it.
     

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  6. MemphisKen
    Donut Oct 29, 2021

    MemphisKen , via OnePlus 8 , Oct 29, 2021 :
    If you buy it out right you can network unlock it the day you get it I know this to be true because I bought my OP8 from OP website but it was T-Mobile version soon as I received it I network unlocked it
     

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  7. O1581820983030
    Cupcake Dec 7, 2021

    O1581820983030 , Dec 7, 2021 :
    I also just bought OP8 T-mobile from the OP website. Could you tell me how you got your phone unlocked?
     

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  8. MemphisKen
    Donut Dec 7, 2021

    MemphisKen , via OnePlus 8 , Dec 7, 2021 :
    There is a setting in the network menu that says unlock device all you have to do is click on it as long as your phone is paid off it will unlock instantly
     

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  9. O1581820983030
    Cupcake Dec 7, 2021

    O1581820983030 , Dec 7, 2021 :
    Thanks. It should be paid off because I paid full price for the phone from oneplus.com
     

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  10. MemphisKen
    Donut Dec 7, 2021

    MemphisKen , via OnePlus 8 , Dec 7, 2021 :
    Yes then you're good to go
     

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  11. O1581820983030
    Cupcake Dec 10, 2021

    O1581820983030 , Dec 10, 2021 :
    I did it right after powering up the phone for the first time and connecting to the wifi. Wroked like charm! Thank you again. Cheers
     

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  12. MemphisKen
    Donut Dec 10, 2021

    MemphisKen , via OnePlus 8 , Dec 10, 2021 :
    Good deal
     

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  13. P1649879324793
    Eclair Apr 13, 2022

    P1649879324793 , Apr 13, 2022 :
    Hi there, I was reading this thread, and if I am understand right, once I (not a T-Mobile customer) will buy Oneplus 8T for $349 from OP store
    https://www.oneplus.com/oneplus-8t and send it to my brother overseas in a sealed box without any usage here, he can just connect to Wi-Fi and follow the guide and have permanent unlock or I am missing something?
    Thanks in advance.
     

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  14. P1649879324793
    Eclair Apr 14, 2022

    P1649879324793 , Apr 14, 2022 :
    Did you get it from OP store https://www.oneplus.com/oneplus-8t, I want to understand if I will buy from here I am not T-mobile customer just open box and follow the instructions you used I will get my phone unlocked? Thanks
     

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  16. P1649879324793
    Eclair Apr 14, 2022

    P1649879324793 , Apr 14, 2022 :
    I also heard that it needs to be used at least 4 days with T-Mobile service before you can be eligible to unlock, anyway ended up getting CN version of Oneplus 8T KB2000 will get it from China and than will reflash to global rom :) I want to have 8T even in 2022 because this is the last real Oneplus phone :)
     

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  17. O1581820983030 , via OnePlus 8 T-Mobile , Apr 14, 2022 :
    Yeah they said the same thing with my OnePlus 8 as well, but it unlocks without using any sim. I took me less than a minute after getting the phone set up to get it unlocked. I am not 100% sure about the 8T though.
     

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  18. P1649879324793
    Eclair Apr 14, 2022

    P1649879324793 , Apr 14, 2022 :
    Let me clarify, you get Oneplus 8 directly from Oneplus store, after that opened box and without putting any sim connected to wi-fi then the rest of procedure that described above correct?
     

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  19. P1649879324793
    Eclair Apr 14, 2022


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