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I honestly forget already. If it doesn't give you the option to factory reset as soon as you disable, then it should when you re-enable. But yeah, the end result is that you need it enabled.

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In random news, this morning, my Pixel 3 XL froze.  When it rebooted, it said "No SIM".  Rebooted and reinserted SIM, but no go.  Tried a co-worker's SIM and it was recognized immediately, so chatted with Sprint about activating eSIM since was getting errors in the Pixel UI.  Chat referred me to call, and operator tried a few times, but got errors on their end, so told me to go to a store.

No line, but learned Sprint only does eSIM on Pixel phones purchased from Sprint.  They won't activate eSIM Pixel phones purchased from Google, so 5 mins later I was out the door with a replacement physical SIM.

 

Hasn't anyone successfully activated their Pixel 3 on eSIM with a phone purchased from Google?

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Hasn't anyone successfully activated their Pixel 3 on eSIM with a phone purchased from Google?


I have Sprint eSIM on my Pixel 3 purchased from Google.. did it months ago. Works great.

-Mike

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I had heard that to activate esim on a device that is currently activated with a physical sim that it was necessary to first activate some other device and then it was possible to reactivate on esim.

For whatever that's worth

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In random news, this morning, my Pixel 3 XL froze.  When it rebooted, it said "No SIM".  Rebooted and reinserted SIM, but no go.  Tried a co-worker's SIM and it was recognized immediately, so chatted with Sprint about activating eSIM since was getting errors in the Pixel UI.  Chat referred me to call, and operator tried a few times, but got errors on their end, so told me to go to a store.
No line, but learned Sprint only does eSIM on Pixel phones purchased from Sprint.  They won't activate eSIM Pixel phones purchased from Google, so 5 mins later I was out the door with a replacement physical SIM.
 
Hasn't anyone successfully activated their Pixel 3 on eSIM with a phone purchased from Google?
The eSIM works on phones purchased from Google. I'm using it on mine. The issue is that you can't migrate directly from physical SIM to eSIM on the same phone. You have to first swap to a different/old device, remove the physical SIM from your 3, and then setup the eSIM on it (select add, then select Sprint). The phone will have you sign into your Sprint account and select which line you want to use, and that's basically it.

The issue I believe is because the IMEI is already in use and tied to the physical SIM, so it won't let you swap the IMEI to eSIM while in use. By swapping to a different device first, it frees up the IMEI to be linked to your eSIM.

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2 hours ago, ingenium said:

The eSIM works on phones purchased from Google. I'm using it on mine. The issue is that you can't migrate directly from physical SIM to eSIM on the same phone. You have to first swap to a different/old device, remove the physical SIM from your 3, and then setup the eSIM on it (select add, then select Sprint). The phone will have you sign into your Sprint account and select which line you want to use, and that's basically it.

The issue I believe is because the IMEI is already in use and tied to the physical SIM, so it won't let you swap the IMEI to eSIM while in use. By swapping to a different device first, it frees up the IMEI to be linked to your eSIM.

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Makes sense.

All that code to check IMEI to prevent you from upgrading to same phone is now coming to bite us.

Sounds like best to make the eSIM jump when getting the Pixel 4.

Hopefully eSIM supported from day 1.

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Makes sense.
All that code to check IMEI to prevent you from upgrading to same phone is now coming to bite us.
Sounds like best to make the eSIM jump when getting the Pixel 4.
Hopefully eSIM supported from day 1.
It should be supported day 1. If you have an old phone you can swap to, it's a 5 minute process to switch to eSIM. Definitely worth it if you ever use a SIM from another carrier.

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Went down the VoEnabler rabbit hole and found that the module is no longer available in the Magisk Official Repo and therefore not available in the Magisk app.

So, found the original git, downloaded and repacked it and manually installed it and it seems to be working on Android 9 with eSIM.

Here's a link to the repacked module. Copy do device. and manually install from the Magisk App, reboot. Not responsible for any damaged, errors, etc. by using this on your device.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Aai3avK96zqmwBoNTYGs5OhLnyMxKGn1/view?usp=sharing

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Does anyone have a Pixel 3 XL case recommendation that's more rugged than the Spigen Rugged Armor? Let's just say it's not rugged enough.

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