Usually when a smartphone’s display is attached, some type of adhesive is applied so it doesn’t come off easily. Glue is a common example of this precautionary measure. However, it looks like TCL either ran out of glue or didn’t bother to put it on when attaching the screen to the BlackBerry KeyOne as via JerryRigEverything on YouTube, the display comes off too easily.

As you can see in the video, JerryRigEverything puts the KeyOne under a lot of tests – drops, scratches, you name it. But during a bend test, the KeyOne’s display simply pops off. And when he pulls back the screen, you’ll notice there are no adhesives holding it in place.

Over on the CrackBerry forums, there are various users complaining about this problem. It’s unclear why TCL didn’t apply some type of adhesive to the KeyOne’s display, but there must be some type of excuse here. We’ll let you know if we hear anything regarding this matter.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.


  1. […] Kevin who posted it to the CrackBerry forums regarding the KeyOne’s display separation issues demonstrated in a YouTube video. Essentially, the screen on the handset is basically snapped onto the rest of the phone rather […]



  2. […] Back in June, YouTuber JerryRigEverything took apart BlackBerry’s KeyOne smartphone to see how repairable it was and exactly how they built it. To his surprize, it appeared the display on the handset came off way too easily. After the video surfaced, users reported their phone screens popping up due to lack of an adhesive gluing the display to the rest of the device’s body. BlackBerry formally said they’d fix the issue, and it appears they have as the same YouTube star has produced a follow-up video where he shows off the adhesive added to the KeyOne’s screen. […]



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