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OnePlus One affected by new touchscreen issue that disables the phone completelyOnePlus

OnePlus One has for long been affected by a spate of touchscreen issues, but the latest touchscreen bug appears to completely disable the phone.

Although OnePlus has rolled out around seven different bug-fixes for a succession of touchscreen problems on its flagship phone, Artem Russakovskii from Android Police has discovered a new bug that seems to shut off the touchscreen capability completely.

The new touchscreen disability bug has been reproduced on the smartphone used by Artem's wife, while a persistent bug has been confirmed on all phones running the Cyanogen OS 12 firmware version YNG1TAS2I3 .

Folks at Android Police have suggested that the complete touchscreen failure actually points to a faulty screen assembly or a bad digitizer, while the possibility of a manufacturing defect causing this widespread issue cannot be ruled out.

Nevertheless, Artem has explained in his latest Google+ post that the touchscreen disability issue cropped up a couple of times when his phone was placed outside on the table, in the heat of the sun (about 75F air temp).

However, affected OnePlus One users can try a complete restart of the phone via a hard reset (hold down the power button for about 15 seconds) to resolve this issue temporarily, until an official patch is rolled out.

If you are still skeptical, just check out the new touchscreen issue portrayed in the demo video below: