Beware of covers, they will most likely damage your device. Pictures inside.

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  1. Sidewu
    Honeycomb Aug 4, 2014

    Sidewu , Aug 4, 2014 :
    I am at loss of words to describe how I feel toward this situation.

    I have purchased and installed a red back cover on my device as soon as it arrived in the mail. It was used for about a week until today. I wanted to show few relatives how the back of the device felt. When I removed the cover, I was greeted by a stained device. I tried to clean it up with a small toothbrush and water with some dish soap, without any success.

    What pains me the most is that I have taken good care of the device. It has stayed less than 10 hours in my pockets since I work from home and I do not need to carry it around. The device sat on a desk or in my hands almost the entire time I've owned it. I would have expected more from a premium device regarding being stained that easily. It is the first time that I've had this kind of problem regarding any electronic device I've ever had. I washed the back cover and no color came out when was time to dry it.

    I know there will be bamboo covers on sale in a few weeks, however the price, shipping and duties will probably run me around $100. An amount I don't wish to shell out to get rid of the stains.

    This post is more like a friendly warning concerning back covers, especially ones with colors. You have been warned, do not make the same mistake as I did.

    Here are some pictures of how the device looks after being stained.

    Edit: I've added pictures of the cover. It's made from hard plastic and was purchased for ~$7.30 on Ebay.

    Also, the usual tagging of the Oneplus team for explanation; @David S. @Carl @Jerry @Pete @Steven W
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014

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  2. MrAmazing360
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 4, 2014

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  3. anthonyly
    Gingerbread Aug 4, 2014

  4. roderickh
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 4, 2014

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  5. Sidewu
    Honeycomb Aug 4, 2014

    Sidewu , Aug 4, 2014 :
    I will take a picture, give me a few minutes. I'll update the main post to include the pictures.

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  6. Ryan Hughes
    Honeycomb Aug 4, 2014

    Ryan Hughes , Aug 4, 2014 :
    pictures of your cover?

  7. Schipperke
    Gingerbread Aug 4, 2014

  8. swiftb12305
    Honeycomb Aug 4, 2014

  9. mrhappysad
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 4, 2014

    mrhappysad , Aug 4, 2014 :
    Sorry to hear/see that. At least the cover is swappable; you could always get a new one. Which red cover did you purchase so users won't make the same mistake. Thanks.

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  10. gotmorebrown
    Eclair Aug 4, 2014

    gotmorebrown , Aug 4, 2014 :
    Buy black covers I guess? But you should probably list which cover you bought. I'm thinking the super cheap stuff because I doubt Diztronic cover would do that.

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  11. binky
    Lollipop Aug 4, 2014

    binky , Aug 4, 2014 :
    This. Post the brand and model name of your case and at the very least you can steer others clear of a this.

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  12. nazmul_ali
    Froyo Aug 4, 2014

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  13. B-Rad
    KitKat Aug 4, 2014

    B-Rad , Aug 4, 2014 :
    Ummm...Sandstone back. What do you think that means? Put your red cover back on and everything will be OK.

  14. Elas
    Jelly Bean Aug 4, 2014

    Elas , Aug 4, 2014 :
    I bet it wasn't a soft gel cover? Hard covers tend do to that if they're bad plastic quality ! sorry for you man :/

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  15. leol
    Honeycomb Aug 4, 2014

    leol , Aug 4, 2014 :
    This is very common.
    After less than ten days the black finish is wearing and flaking off my OPO. I read about this problem in advance, but because I'm extremely careful and used to carrying my phones in a dedicated pocket I didn't think it would happen, or certainly not so soon.

    I've resolved the problem by reminding myself it's a cheap phone and shouldn't be expected to hold up like my Samsung, HTC, and Nexus phones.

    One year later my S4 remains pristine. You get what you pay for.

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  16. thatboy94
    Honeycomb Aug 4, 2014

  17. roderickh
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 4, 2014

    roderickh , Aug 4, 2014 :
    I personally have held both white and black covers.. Would definitely get the white 64gb international option if it was available... zzzzz

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  18. Sidewu
    Honeycomb Aug 4, 2014

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  19. roderickh
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 4, 2014

    roderickh , Aug 4, 2014 :
    Though they are not the official OP cases, they look eerily similar and probably be made of similar materials? I sure do hope no official clip-on cases would result in a smudge on the device itself..

  20. givemeyoursoul
    KitKat Aug 4, 2014

    givemeyoursoul , Aug 4, 2014 :
    So.....Why is this OP's problem? You used some aftermarket accessory, and it stained your device. If it was an OP accessory then you would have a beef. ***** to the manfr of the cover.

    Also, Bamboo covers are $50.