I am getting really confused and frustrated with this.
First, I cannot find any way of downloading and testing prior images to 20.08. I’m not sure if anyone is aware, but if you go to a previous Github release page and click on either the stable or unstable it always redirects to this current Picroft_v20.08_2020-09-07.img.
If I install this image I can run Picroft, but the mic does not work. It acts like it sees it, but the dB level is always stock at 7 or something. I did not install the AIY skillset at this point, and wasn’t able to get very far audio troubleshooting.
I then installed the current Google AIY voice image and the mic worked, but recorded in low audio. This proved to me that my mic is functional. When this Raspbian version completed its first system update the mic stopped working.
After these failed attempts, I installed this found in the forums: Mycroft with Google AIY Voice kit disk image . The mic worked just fine. Mycroft could hear and respond to me. I didn’t like the idea though, since it was based on the Mycroft 9.14 image and was 2 years old. Anyway, after I rebooted, this final Mycroft image decided to do a forced upgrade to 20.08. It was taking extremely long after the unpacking, so I just turned off the system and back on. At that point I had killed the installation.
So what gives?? I thought the AIY was confirmed as working? And I thought the AIY skill install for 20.08 would only be for the top button. Why is the mic not working in the newest release? And, should I just use this hacked release from the forums and give it more time to update?