Enable 5G for OnePlus 8 series and OnePlus 7 5G

  1. olkitu
    Froyo Jun 16, 2020

    olkitu , Jun 16, 2020 :
    I think sounds like it's something with your custom kernel... Try stock please...

  2. jhoon_09
    Gingerbread Jun 16, 2020

    jhoon_09 , via OnePlus 8 , Jun 16, 2020 :


    Hi olkitu,

    Yes, we talked already on xda and I told you that I couldn't manage to get logs from the modem. I first thought it was a kernel problem but it's not, because I tried 3 different custom kernels and couldn't get any log with any of those kernels.

    Anyway, I followed your instructions and copied the custom Carrier_Policy.xml file on my phone, using QPST, and rebooted, but whenever I want to select my preferred network type (RAT mode), I never see any option with NR. All I have is options with GSM / WCDMA / CDMA / EvDo / LTE / TD-SCDMA / WCDMA, but no 5GNR.

    Maybe some other files inside my policyman folder are preventing me from getting it. Strange...​

    The instructions only works on stock for sure.

    Go back to stock kernel with full OS local update .

  3. Ejthenextmj
    Donut Jul 3, 2020

    Ejthenextmj , Jul 3, 2020 :
    Greetings i have the Version IN2025 Phone shows 5g connection on Tmobile but when i run speed test this is what i get any help on this? even on LTE and LTE+ same issues

    I have recently purchase My OnePlus 8 Pro an the test speeds are at Download 0.86 Mbps and Upload even worst. We need a solution or something to fix this issue for the phone.

  4. Abdullaziz
    Eclair Jul 5, 2020

  5. Ejthenextmj
    Donut Jul 5, 2020

    Ejthenextmj , Jul 5, 2020 :
    I dont know what to think really could it be that we are missing a Band not activated on the phone?

    Because i did a drive around part of my city i was able to get strong 5g speeds. But at home not even 4g is working now maybe a tower issues with Tmobile, Not really im able to do calls etc. it could be the antenna on the phone missing a config to reach the tower close by home?

  6. Abdullaziz
    Eclair Jul 5, 2020

    Abdullaziz , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Jul 5, 2020 :
    I found out i really enabled the 5g but my home doesn't have 5g signal , i went out and i was able to get 5g , and for the 5g icon its just stuck at 5g all the time whether you are really connected to 5g or 4g it will show 5g all the time , for Calls i also have the same issue and i just disabled Volte to fix call issue .. you need to download cell mapper to know exactly what are you connected to

  7. Ejthenextmj
    Donut Jul 5, 2020

    Ejthenextmj , Jul 5, 2020 :
    Thanks i will download the Cell Maper. But for me the problem is that it Connects to my 4g network but when i run the speed test is to low compare to the way it used to be on the other phone. Even i i set the phone just for the 4g 3g 2g network and disable the Volte still shows speed test of .086MBPS and before my 4g network at home is 70Mbps download and 40 MBPS Upload. So i dont know what could be the issue at this point :(

  8. Abdullaziz
    Eclair Jul 5, 2020

    Abdullaziz , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Jul 5, 2020 :
    Ya man when i switch to 3g/4g only it's giving me low speeds but when i switch to 3g 4g 5g it's give me higher speeds although both are at 4g connectivity , maybe you are the same here

  9. Ejthenextmj
    Donut Jul 5, 2020

    Ejthenextmj , Jul 5, 2020 :
    Well i try even in the 3g 4g 5g and still give me really low speed so i dont know were to go from here or apply the steps mention in another post from this website :(

  10. Ausome
    Cupcake Jul 6, 2020

  11. Abdullaziz
    Eclair Jul 6, 2020

    Abdullaziz , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Jul 6, 2020 :
    Nah man i already contacted them and they said update is coming soon , besides it's not necessary to do it

  12. Ausome
    Cupcake Jul 6, 2020

    Ausome , Jul 6, 2020 :
    Oh, ok. So OnePlus is already going to fix this issue with an update. ok. I read somewhere that enabling 5G this way would void warranty. I was like, uhhh, well that sucks. Most Canadian Carriers are allowing free access of 5G until March of 2021. Kind of sucks to void warranty to enable 5G lol.


  13. E1593467507549
    Cupcake Jul 6, 2020

  14. olkitu
    Froyo Jul 7, 2020

    olkitu , Jul 7, 2020 :
    Yes - modifying phone hardware may void your warranty - just funny this doesn't even require root.

  15. rbarkley
    Gingerbread Jul 8, 2020

  16. jasoncmt
    Cupcake Aug 9, 2020 at 6:14 AM

    jasoncmt , Aug 9, 2020 at 6:14 AM :
    I cannot find the COM-port in Device Manager, is there another way to get the device on QPST Configuration?

    Also, I plugged in my OnePlus8 to the computer, is it appropriate to choose "File transfer" under USB Preferences? Thanks!

  17. G1596970883832
    Cupcake Aug 9, 2020 at 12:04 PM

  18. olkitu
    Froyo Aug 9, 2020 at 3:36 PM

    olkitu , Aug 9, 2020 at 3:36 PM :
    You should have none and use FactoryMode to enable diag,rndis

    You may don't see 5G selection on Settings -> Network but you can select 5G NR when you call to *#*#4636#*#* -> Phone Information -> Set preferred network type.