I got my new OnePlus One phone earlier this week and so far I’m having a great experience with it. I’d recommend the phone to anyone looking for a new high-end device at a lower cost than the main competitors.
However, like many other people, I ran into the problem of a yellowish band appearing along the bottom of the screen.
At first it was quite subtle, but became quite obvious (or at least I thought it did; it could have been that I was just more aware of its presence). With some research online I found that it could be a physical problem with the glue in the screen not curing properly. One suggested fix was to leave the phone exposed to ultra-violet light to cure the glue.
My fix is different. If the yellow tinge on the OnePlus One is caused by, maybe, an excess of glue that hasn’t yet cured, I thought it might worth trying to force the glue out, or at least applying some pressure to it.
Here’s the fix:
- Hold your OnePlus One firmly in one hand
- Grip the affected end of the phone between your thumb and forefinger
- Rub your thumb over and back along the yellow band, applying moderate force (not enough to break the phone, obviously)
- You will hopefully notice the yellow tinge disappearing
This worked for me, after doing it for maybe 10 seconds. Over the space of a few hours, the tinge disappeared completely. It has reappeared a couple of time since, but only very faintly. Repeating the above fix for a few seconds rectified the problem again.
This fix for the OnePlus One yellow band issue may not work for me, but as it looks to have worked for me a number of times, it may be worth a shot. I don’t know the mechanics of how it works: it could be due to the pressure, or heat generated through friction, or a combination of both.
Hope you enjoy your (tinge-free) OnePlus One!