Pixel 2 XL Screen Flashes When Locking or Unlocking, Some Users Report

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The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL can now be rooted using Magisk. This also includes the new Pixel Buds, a bluetooth earphone with Google Assistant built-in.

Even worse, the issue appears to be all across the board - affecting headphones from Beats, LG, Anker, and more.

The official word from Google is that it is now working to fix this issue. The user also posted a video saying that it doesn't happen every time, but first noticed the issue immediately after purchasing the device.

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According to the complaints, the microphone on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL doesn't work when the user is on a call or when the Google Assistant is running.

Just before this Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones were reported with the OLED burn-in problem which caused a substantial harm to the brand's reputation. Additionally, some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users are reporting problems with their handsets' microphone. After weeks of discussion, recent user comments suggest there is a temporary fix for the issue - blowing into the bottom speaker.

There are some users who have claimed that changing the settings especially turning the Ambient Display off and on again does fix the issue. Blowing into the speaker like you would an old NES cartridge. As of now, it is still unclear whether this is a hardware related issue and whether a majority of Pixel 2 XL owners have been facing the issue. Google is yet to release an official statement on the new issue. Unfortunately for Google, the issue seems to have plagued quite a few users and seems like a hardware issue rather than a software problem. This seemingly confirms that the screen flashing issue is related to software. Doing this made my microphone work again and it continues to work when it goes out.

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