Bambu Lab Region Lock (China)

I heard the Bambu Lab printers (China/ Domestic Version) is region locked to be only used within China. Is there any clarification on what precisely this region lock covers? I haven’t been able to find this information.

  • Is only the Bambu Lab X1/ P1P locked, maybe at the motherboard level (while AMS is not locked, etc?)
  • Can the Bambu lab printer be used in LAN mode if the cloud won’t work, due to region lock, etc? Or it won’t work at all overseas, even via an SD card?
  • Are the Bambu Lab printers sold on the Global Website to China/ Taiwan/ Macao considered domestic versions and thus region locked? Or only the printers sold at JD Mall are considered domestic stock.

I’m someone who lives/ travels often around SEA and China, so I am considering buying the Bambu Lab or some parts when I’m in China/ Taiwan, etc.

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I just got my p1p, and its suddenly turned out to be chinese version. I did not know that its possible and i cant bind it to my eu account (eu, us, others). In bambu lab pc app i can change region(in android app i cant) to china but it requires chines phone to register. The only way to use the printer is use sd card, i cant update firmware for get lan mode even.

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If you bought it in china, well, tough luck.
If not, contact support and either they can unlock it or return the printer.


So, there are new updates. First i didn’t find delivery to Kazakhstan on Bambu web site , so i bought it in local shop. Local shop said that it can print via sd card , so its not reason for return the printer. I didn’t want to go to court with it, so i wrote to Bambu. Bambu answers that printers purchased not from official reseller are not under their support. So its the end , not even bind it to my account, give the way to update firmware, try to do anything. But at the end i solved the problem, just fkn found men with Chinese phone. Registered printer, updated firmware to last and toggled printer to lan mode. Now i can use it. Thank you very much Bambu.

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Awesome, do you mind sharing with me what it looks like? (If there are screenshots like what the Bambu Studio looks like would be great.) So, from what I understand, I basically only need a Chinese phone number to connect to, and I can pretty much directly use Bambu Studio or Orca Slicer. Do you need to create a Bambu Lab account on a Chinese account, using a Chinese VPN, etc? Or you can directly register on your EU account and use it on LAN mode.

Btw I found out that the X1C doesn’t have a region-locked version, only the P1P is region locked. The X1C on the mainland version is not that much cheaper than global store tbh. In China, the X1C is 1,372.24USD and on the global store it’s 1,449.00USD. I ended up buying the X1C from the China store anyways since the shipping was cheaper etc for my specific situation.

Hi bro. Would like to check are you using your x1c already ? China version and not region locked ? Bcoz I got one unit from china without noticing there is such then as region lock… it’s coming and I am not sure if it’s region lock…

Yea, I have been using my x1c + ams without region lock, and also support also sent me replacement parts for dents etc. So it seems they also do support for x1c. The price isn’t that different for x1c for the mainland store vs global store (like <100USD difference). Overall for me it’s cheaper to buy on the mainland store due to cheaper shipping, etc.

Ya apparently for region lock machine there is a label on the outer box ‘for mainland china only’ mine doesn’t have that label on the box . But I haven’t try it yet

hello i am about to buy from the alibaba vendor, they say that the machine doesnt have wifi feature. they asked me if i have got a chinese phone number.

if i got a chinese number, can i register it and bind it with p1p china … and have all the features like webcam fimware upgrade, cloud in another country except china?
please help me

Yes if you get Chinese number, you will be able to 100% use a printer, wifi web camera etc without vpn. But getting Chinese number isn’t simple task, i tried numbers from internet and they didn’t work(number should look like 1372xxxxxxx ). I turned bambu studio (pc app) into Chinese mode(i also used Chinese vpn on router mb it doesn’t matter), then I clicked “register via phone”. I asked for help from a real citizen, and she told me the number from sms(not everybody will agree with that, because its looks like scam). Than printer accepted wifi and was binded in bambu studio. And one more important thing, printer in lan mode could not be updated.


you answered just every questions and also even the possible questions i wanted to ask :sweat_smile: i was thinking of that virtual numbers too and yes it starts with 1372… thank you sooooooo much for the reply…

one last question, i am hearing one rumor about the p1p on reddit that they are blocking the p1p china mainland only use, who are it using outside the china, is that true?

god bless you and your family…

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please tell me how to do it. language barrier makes it difficult to understand))

which account did you use for Bambu Studio?

hello can you use bambu handy with chinese p1p?

Hi all I was bought Bambu Lab P1S printer from Aliexpress just recieved it tomorrow. I live in Mongolia. Today I tried to activate it but printer was locked. {IOT Error Region Limited} when I try activate it. From Aliexpress shop not informed me this printer has Region limited lock, they just say it is not work and connect by internet it work just SD card. I did’t understand it for me printer works officially it is not problem. But it was different than I understand. If any one did unlocked it please make video on youtube please show how to activate register it. If did it send please by my Email
Good luck every one

i’m with P1P lock issue too
now i order Sim card with CN number waiting for delived if it work i will help you guy dont worry


Really no VPN is needed??? I am so worry if i get locked if i have the china phone number but ip is outside china…

Here’s the same. I recently received a P1S with AMS combo. A Chinese version. I binded it with a Chinese number and now it is working perfectly and the firmware had been updated to the latest.

How did they lock the region? I think it’s from the firmware level. By reflashing the firmware to the MCU everything will be cool. Bambu P1S runs on a Coretex M4 MCU. With a programming cable, and correct firmware I think it’s doable.

i am in the same boat

it will not work also even u have china number. the machine need to connect to the server of china to get the QR code and then u use your bambu studio handy to bind it. i have try using the VPN of china server still not working as well

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