on 25-04-2020 23:10
Just got a reply from OnePlus Customer Support which is not that positive...
"At this point in time, our devices will not work with O2 5G network. Our team is working on it and we will announce it on our social media channels once there is an update. However, I cannot promise you that an update will be rolled out as our team is still working towards the best possible approach on this topic. Please stay tuned to our social media channels for updates.
I am sure our team will work towards offering more options for our users in the UK with respect to 5G networks. We certainly want our users to be able to use the network provider of their choice.
We will certainly work towards this and keep you updated via social media."
So there you have it.
on 18-05-2020 19:02
on 18-05-2020 19:05
I've spoken with OP who state that technically it should work on the O2 bands & the issue was with O2 blocking it (which I know isn't true).
If you look in the carrier settings on the device, you can see that OP have specific lines of code which state O2 5G block.
You can manually update these and get 5G to work, but any carrier updates will wipe your manual settings.
When querying this with OP along with evidence, they backed down and referred me for escalation. I'm awaiting a call back from them to discuss.
You can get O2 5G working on the OP8 Pro, but it requires a manual update of the phone carrier settings. This is a limitation purposely added by OnePlus.
on 19-05-2020 10:45
Seems that, back at the end of April 2020, OnePlus did a bit of restructuring in their European staffing levels. The spiel in this article indicates that OnePlus and 3 are partners for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro handsets in the UK this time around, to the exclusion of EE and O2:
Not sure what way this'll shake out for those moving to 5G, but if the OnePlus8 or 8 Pro features, it looks like a move to 3 is going to be the only surefire way to go.
on 13-06-2020 13:34
I've just installed Android 11 Developer Beta 2 on my OnePlus 8 Pro.
Good news: 5G appears and is working!
Bad news: the beta is terribly bugged. Not at all usable for a 'daily driver' - Settings won't even run for more than a few seconds. VoWiFi and VoLTE don't appear to work, but then Settings won't run long enough to check if it's even turned on.
So, perhaps the next update will get 5G working on the 8 Pro.
on 27-07-2020 22:06
Thinking of an OP8pro or upcoming 8TPro for my wife with O2. Require wifi calling to work though and O2 are always so limiting in this.