Android 4.4 KitKat for Moto DROID Maxx, Ultra and Mini Resume Limited Rollout

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    At the end of last month/year, Verizon had to quickly yank the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Motorola Droid Ultra, MAXX and Mini. Apparently a nasty bug had slipped through initial testing and was "bricking" some folks' devices. Luckily, the engineers of both companies have been working diligently to rectify the issue. We have now been hearing reports from users that the update is rolling out again in limited batches to soak testers and more.

    It doesn't appear to be a wide rollout, but more than just the soak testers are getting it. For folks who want to manually see if they can get the update, you just need to startup your WiFi and then go to Settings > About Phone > System Update. It's important to note that even though this is KitKat, it won't include all of the same features you can get on the Nexus 5. Verizon’s devices will still keep the Jelly Bean-style dialer, the blue status icons, and the Jelly Bean home-screen. Everything else KitKat related should be intact. Sound off if you are one of the lucky folks to get this.
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    My gf got it last night on her ultra, and she has a neat new alarm clock app, but no other noticeable changes to the UI so far. I "asked" my maxx for it just now and its download ing ATM.
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    Got the update this morning after manually checking my Droid Maxx. So far, no issues and everything is as reported.
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    Just downloaded kit Kat.

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    Can we go ahead and install while being rooted and not lose root? Temp un root install then restore root

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    Kikat is awesome so far. Subtle changes appreciated and the camera is much better!
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    Downloaded but won't load until later (maybe months later). However, happy to see that Verizon kept some of the JB features. Too leery of updates, I'll wait to see how it goes. Besides, KK is not a big deal over JB.
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    It was a pretty short soak test, about 2 days I believe. I'm not really having any issues with the update, except occasionally when I back arrow out of an app, a quick glimpse of an app opened hours previous will pop up before going back to the home screen.

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    I got the update yesterday on my Droid Maxx. I haven't been following what most of the advancements in KitKat are so I don't know what to really be looking for. I can also confirm a new Alarm / Clock app. Using the Google Play music app now shows the album artwork full screen as your lock screen background. I personally like that. The Google Now app also got an update. I am seeing a higher amount of recommendations than I was previously.

    They mentioned some camera updates. I will be taking some photos this weekend while I am out to compare to other similar photos I have taken. I do hope to see an image quality increase. Compared to other phones out there I really feel that Moto is still behind when it comes to overall image quality.
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    Has anyone tested FoxFi on Kitkat yet? The creators of FoxFi (PdaNet) told me it Verizon has shut off the ability to use FoxFi and that they (PdaNet) are 'looking for any possible solution'.
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    Nope, I have no reason to, I have the Share plan :)

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    Usually PDANet/FoxFi will find a solution within a couple of weeks of a new OS. Happened with me when updated last year. Now have to have a screen password for FoxFi to work. Has anyone installed the maintenance update & still able to use FoxFi lately?
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    FoxFi is my only source of internet at home. Still on the unlimited data plan which is AWESOME!! Used about 50G last month.
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    Ditto I rack 30gigs a month but now no more.. Foxfi and kitkat 4.4 do not likey likely. Hope xda puts a new foxfi update out soon.
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    Fox fi does NOT work...neither does adding images to the browser. For example craigslist.

    Does anybody know what's up with that..?
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    I wish other phones besides Motorolas would get 4.4....
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    True if there was more 4.4 kitkat foxfi errors maybe the pat h would come out faster... How do I donate to speed it up!?
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    I'm glad I pay the 30- for hotspot on my unlimited it will work on any update good thing with all my data usage.

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    I already pay too much to them...
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