O2 approval of oneplus 8

  1. JezzerW
    Donut Apr 24, 2020

    JezzerW , Apr 24, 2020 :
    Since O2 aren't selling the phone, I'm buying it direct. The OnePlus store says to check that your network provider approves the handset.

    Has anyone bought the 8 and has it working on O2?


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  2. Topper_Gas
    Jelly Bean Apr 25, 2020

    Topper_Gas , Apr 25, 2020 :
    The phone working on the O2 network and it being "approved" by them are surely two different things? There's no reason it won't work but only O2 can confirm if it's approved by them? It's strange that OP can't confirm themselves whether or notanot forum business partner has approved their latest handsets.

    This begs the question has any UK provider approved the 8's for use on their network?

  3. scarty16
    Cupcake May 7, 2020

  4. scarty16
    Cupcake May 14, 2020

    scarty16 , May 14, 2020 :
    5g sim arrived & .......... No changes at all. still only 4g and no options for 5g in menus etc

  5. jhoon_09
    Gingerbread Jun 12, 2020

    jhoon_09 , Jun 12, 2020 :
    Here is the solution guys :

    If your OnePlus 8 pro , OnePlus 8 or Oneplus 7T pro 5G is not connecting to 5G in 5G covered area .

    # Use single 5G SIM card in number 1 slot.

    Follow the steps here :


    1- install EngineerMode apk manually on your phone:http://www.mediafire.com/file/i72tnya1aawo09v/Engineeringmode_V1.01.0.apk/file

    2- On you computer you need to have OnePlus driver installed:

    3- QPST-application. Please find application from internet:

    4- The two XML files with enabled 5G network:http://www.mediafire.com/file/go0qava73eiz0m6/Carrier_Policy.zip/file

    5- USB-cable between your computer and phone.

    When you finish and ready:

    1- On phone you have to dial to *#801# and enable Rndis, diag switch. Don’t enable Serial-interface if you have installed apk manually.

    2- Connect your phone to your computer via USB.

    3- Open then QPST-application.

    4- On the menu Open Start Clients then QPST EFS Explorerand wait until you see the files.

    5- Then go to policyman.

    6- In the policyman - right list, you will see two files : carrier_policy.xml and carrier_policy.xml_Subscription01. Copy them to your computer as a backup if you need them in the feature.

    7- Now delete the two files (carrier_policy.xml and carrier_policy.xml_Subscription01) files from the policyman - right list.

    8- Now go to the tow XML files you already download earlier – 5G enabled network. Copy them to the policymandirectory , drop and drag one each time.

    9- Reboot your phone , your 5G is enabled now.

    On OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro you may have to enable 5G NR via *#*#4636#*#* then Phone Information -> Set preferred network type. Choose :




    Enjoy the 5G speed .

    Very Big Thanks to:

    1- Mr. Minh Truong:

    2- Mr. Abdullah Alshehri :

    3- Mr. Mussab Alghamdi :

  6. evilphones94
    Cupcake Jul 1, 2020

    evilphones94 , Jul 1, 2020 :
    Everything will work fine on o2 I work at o2 myself and it works perfect. I have constantly been asking to bring back oneplus but we will have to wait. For now just know you can also use 5g with o2 all you need is a 5g sim and a 5g phone that's it.

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  7. JezzerW
    Donut Jul 1, 2020

    JezzerW , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Jul 1, 2020 :
    Hi, yes the phone is working very well on O2. No problems at all. I live in rural Bedfordshire and there is no sign of 5G here yet. I'm happy with 4G and O2 have a great signal round here.

  8. scarty16
    Cupcake Jul 1, 2020

    scarty16 , Jul 1, 2020 :
    my 5g Oneplus 8, with o2 5g sim doesn't even allow me to select 5g as an option - upload_2020-7-1_10-48-17.png
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2020

  9. SoniaB
    Nougat Head Moderator Jul 1, 2020

  10. scarty16
    Cupcake Jul 1, 2020

    scarty16 , Jul 1, 2020 :

  11. SoniaB
    Nougat Head Moderator Jul 1, 2020

    SoniaB , Jul 1, 2020 :
    I am checking with community admin to confirm if there is "approval" with O2,