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Old 08-13-2020, 07:24 PM   #1
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oem unlocking greyed out


hi, i bought a oneplus 8 5g from sprint today and i am trying to root it before i load my stuff to it (the bootloader menu mentions its product name is kona).

when i go to developer options, i am able to turn on usb debugging but oem unlocking is greyed out.

Code:
[root@hyper ~]# adb reboot bootloader
shows
Quote:
...secure boot - yes
device state - locked
on the fone.
Code:
[root@hyper ~]# fastboot flashing unlock
FAILED (remote: 'Flashing Unlock is not allowed
')
Finished. Total time: 0.001s
[root@hyper ~]# fastboot oem unlock
FAILED (remote: 'Flashing Unlock is not allowed
')
Finished. Total time: 0.001s
 
Old 08-13-2020, 10:40 PM   #2
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I would never buy a phone I intended to root from a carrier - have you seen articles like this ?.

As it happens my last few phones have been google as I get timely updates, and when I want to unlock/root them it's a piece of cake.
 
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Old 08-14-2020, 06:50 AM   #3
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thanks. i used to buy nexuses but pixels started to get too expensive so i moved to essential. i thought oneplus was similar in that they are less restrictive.

i bought the fone outrite (no lease plan) so its mine.
my previous fone was an essential so i never knew the carrier got in the way of unlocking the boot loader... but i remember having to wait til after payoff to get the fone carrier unlocked ( which is different). i gotta' admit, i have no idea what all these password and codes being mentioned are (wow, a lot has changed in three years).

i came across this site in my searches but i dont have an unlock code ? not sure the purpose of this site since fastboot mode doesnt have internet access ?
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Old 08-14-2020, 07:07 AM   #4
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i used to buy nexuses but pixels started to get too expensive
Yeah, me too - I tend to buy them when a new model is announced, and went nexus 5, 6P, pixel 4. If I keep them long enough they don't seem so expensive - to me it's a handy camera, not a phone/social interaction tool. I usually don't even notice when the battery runs out.

Can't help with the Oneplus - I was on their original invite list, but they took too long to get up and going with production and I went to the nexus.
 
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Old 08-15-2020, 06:34 AM   #5
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i came across this site in my searches but i dont have an unlock code ? not sure the purpose of this site since fastboot mode doesnt have internet access ?
Looks good.
Isn't the purpose of that page to give you an unlock code? And instructions on how to use it?
 
Old 08-15-2020, 07:34 AM   #6
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^ no, i have to supply them the unlock code but i dont have it.
still seems weird i have to go to some chinese website in order for me to have access to my fone (what if i dont have internet access) ?

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Old 08-16-2020, 02:52 AM   #7
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Still doesn't look like that to me; have you even clicked the link I can see in your screenshot "How to unlock your phone" or some such?
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still seems weird i have to go to some chinese website in order for me to have access to my fone
It's a chinese fone.

Sorry, I wish I could help you more. It's locked. Maybe the answer is out there, a few web searches away.
 
  


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