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Google pixel original phone microphone not working?

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I got this phone about 13 months ago, unfortunately i've had many problems with it, mainly what seems to be battery failure. I was calling my friend yesterday and of course, the microphone suddenly stopped working. I tried restarting my phone, and that didn't work. It has been a day and after much research i don't know if i can save it. I can't record audio, all i hear is static. Is there any solution or do i need a replacement?

B. Diddy

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Mar 9, 2012
That's odd -- it says that while in Safe Mode? I'm not sure what preinstalled app would be keeping the mic occupied. You might need to consider a factory reset after backing up your important data.