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Hello everyone! I'm Sebastian and I'm part of XDA Community since 2010 (XDA profile)
Actually, It's not the first time I tried to encourage people to donate for anyone who will make a modification for an Android phone: Back in 2012 as LG 4X community we tried to either force LG to unlock bootloader by petitions or collect a bounty for possible developer who would do that unofficially.
Ten years passed and again me and other people faced a problem with a company which blocks the features on a phone for no reason. This time it's 5G for Pixel 6 (Pro), codename oriole/raven. My carrier (Orange Poland) uses basically the same 5G band/parameters as Magenta Austria (which is officially supported) and I can't use 5G because Google doesn't allow me just because. This is sad and disgusting.
For now at least we have working VoLTE/VoWiFi Magisk module which can be found here but that's it. Tensor SoC makes things even worse, because previous Pixels could be unlocked via Qualcomm tools.
I've tried to reach a few modders/devs by myself but either they have no idea or don't care...so I hope that money would be the best motivator ;)
Okay, so now simple rules:
- All collected money goes to the person who will share a working software mod (Magisk/Xposed module, modem patch or whatever works) After tests, bounty gets finished and the money will be sent.
- The developer has to release the module on GitHub or provide a stable download source (self-hosted, Google Drive, Telegram etc)
- If we don't succeed or Google will come with official solution (doubt), I will cancel this campaign and contact the support to force the refund. In case of any problems, I recommend to leave any contact (email) while you donate to this bounty.
TELEGRAM GROUP: https://t.me/Pixel5GBounty
Also keep in mind that the modification will most likely require unlocked bootloader and/or root (although the less invasive solution, the better.
PS: Feel free to spam Google about that abomination here or other Support Google threads. It's time to them to finally explain to us why we can't use Pixel phones' features even if they are supported.
I was said that giving them feedback in the phone (Settings -> About Phone -> Feedback) gets more attention.
Solution!Update posted by Sebastian J at 12:00 am
@Evan23333 found the way to make 5G work. Please check the tutorial and confirm if it works for you on our Telegramhttps://forum.xda-developers.com/t/activate-5g-on-non-5g-country.4457071/
Thanks for the support!Update posted by Sebastian J at 02:43 pm
Thank you everyone for the support, we are at $290 now. I hope we will get a solution from any developer sooner or later. Currently we're waiting for GrapheneOS developer to continue investigation of our case.
Telegram groupUpdate posted by Sebastian J at 08:09 pm
After the issue with XDA me with help of @dvrkplayer prepared the Telegram group where we can discuss about the crowdfunding etc.https://t.me/Pixel5GBounty
XDA, please...Update posted by Sebastian J at 09:31 am
So, XDA just closed my thread. Turns out that's not the same forum which I was part of in the past... Things changed. To worse. There are already a few people who participated so that would be sad to waste this. I will try to find any recognition on Telegram