however, during my in-call testing, the echo that the other person was hearing went away while holding my finger over the noise cancellation mic, and immediately came back when i took my finger off again. so i ended up putting a piece of tape over the hole and it has seemed to solve the problem for now. i used a small piece of thin metallic silver tape from my job and it matches great with the silver bezel.
aokp jb 4.1.2 from 12/22/2012
noise cancellation checked in phone settings
i will report back if anything changes.
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