Originally Posted by soulcedric
After some digging, there's a whole Google products forum post on this issue. It's disgusting that Google won't acknowledge it, looks like it's a hardware issue associated with overheating and the 4.4.2 update.
Temporary solution is to use another soft keys app, but I'll have to ditch this phone ASAP, I'm out of warranty and Google will not fix something they caused.
That heat thing sounds odd to me. Do the home buttons work in landscape (With the earpiece to your right)?
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