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Region Lock on the OnePlus 12: Is It Fixable?

The twelfth generation of the OnePlus phone comes with an impressive set of specs and a bunch of interesting features. It was first released in China and then made available to the rest of the world a month later. Unfortunately, there are still a few regions where the phone isn’t officially available. In those cases, users had to export it through third-party services such as Giztop, but now it looks like they’ve hit a snag.

The OnePlus 12 Region Lock Issue

Many of these users have found out that their OnePlus 12 has a region-locked SIM card, which means that they cannot use their region’s SIM card. They can only make calls and receive messages if they are using a Chinese SIM card, which is not an option for them. If they try to use their country’s SIM card, then their OnePlus 12 will immediately block their country’s MMC and give them the following error:

You are using a region-customized phone. Its calling function will be restricted in your region. Please contact a retail store for support.

OnePlus 12 Region Lock Issue

How to Check if OnePlus 12 is Region Locked?

This is one of the most important questions that many buyers have to ask themselves. If you’re one of them, there are a couple of ways that you can answer this question:

  • Just insert your region’s SIM card and if you get the above error message then your OnePlus 12 is region locked.
    Dial *#899# and select Manual Test > Communication Debugging. If the region test box is grayed out, it means the region is unlocked.
  • Dial *#899# and select Manual Test > Communication Debugging. If the area check field is gray, the area is unlocked.

Check if OnePlus 12 is Region Locked

What Does Giztop Have to Say?

We’ve received a lot of feedback from Giztop customers about the OnePlus 12 region lock problem and this is what one of them told us:

I’m sorry for the inconvenience. You bought a Oneplus 12 phone from Giztop, but I’m sorry for the delay shipping. Recently, there is an report that a few part of the phones have region lock issues since this week. We’ve decided to talk to you before shipment. For this issue, we have a few options for you:

  1. We need a few weeks(about 2-3 weeks)to get a way to unlock the region lock,We can ship your Oneplus 12 phone before Feb 20.
  2. We can ship the phone now, but don’t sure if it will have region lock issue, we can provide a way to unlock the region lock online in the future when it happened.
  3. If you don’t want to wait 2-3 weeks, or don’t want to take that risk, we can offer a replacement phone for you with 100USD discount:Xiaomi 14 Pro or Vivo X100 Pro phone with different price refunded.
  4. If you are not satisfied with any of the above options, we can also offer a refund and cancel the order, but the process may be a little costly.

How to Fix OnePlus 12 Region Lock?

To unlock the region, you may need an unlock code from OnePlus support. However, OnePlus may not provide the code for phones bought from third-party stores instead of their official Chinese channels. If that happens, you should contact your seller and discuss the best way forward.


We are following this story closely and will update this post with any new information. Meanwhile, if you have faced or are facing this issue, please share your experiences and solutions in the comments section below. It will help other readers who have the same problem.

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