At least one lucky guy’s Verizon Moto X has been updated to Android 4.4.2



Ever since Android 4.4.1 and Android 4.4.2 hit Nexus devices, Motorola Moto X owners have been chomping at the bit to get another timely Android update. We’ve heard from Motorola that an update is around the corner and should address a couple of known Android issues as well as a battery drain issue some Moto X users are experiencing. Besides that, we haven’t heard any concrete target dates. However, nothing says soon like an accidental OTA update. At least one lucky guy has received an update to Android 4.4.2 on his Verizon Moto X.


Normally we’d take these types of reports with a grain of salt, seeing as they aren’t that wide spread. However, P3Droid, an Android informant with a history of being in the know, has confirmed on Twitter that he too is running the same build as displayed in the screenshot above. According to reddit user odin2347, he purchased a new Moto X and was prompted for an OTA update to Android 4.4 KitKat. After the 4.4 update, he was prompted for a second update to Android 4.4.2. It looks like the kernel was built recently on January 10th and the update also includes a new radio baseband.

When it comes to OTA updates, Motorola generally likes to take advantage of soak tests and their feedback network. We’re not sure how this update slipped through the cracks, but we’re happy to see more proof that an update is on the horizon. Fingers crossed and confidence high Moto X users.

Source: Reddit, Twitter

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  1. Thank god! The long wait of dealing with the Exchange bug in 4.4 may soon be over on my phone! Woo!!!

  2. I hope the soon to be update fixes the battery brain caused by location mode being on high accuracy.

    1. You’re telling me. I LOVE and HATE my Moto X at the same time. Battery is pathetic right now. Fingers crossed and confidence high. I’ve spoken with Moto X support about this a few times, they kept saying the issue would be addressed in the next OTA. I assume that means this OTA. Now we just have to wait for it to become official.

      1. Other then that, how are you enjoying your Moto X?

        1. Its worth every penny

          1. Thanks for your opinion.

        2. I really enjoy the phone and have recommended it to countless friends and family. My father, mother, wife, and cousin all own Moto X’s now.

          1. Cheers, makes me want one even more.

        3. Man, you can buy this phone without any hesitation

          1. Maybe if I had the money.

    2. Did yours not get fixed with the latest update to Google play services 4.1? I haven’t had any battery issues since then. Maybe you haven’t received the update yet?

      1. I have the latest Play Services. I’m getting a radio wakelock pretty consistently.

      2. I have the update but the update is for Google location reporting. I’m talking about location mode where you can either put it in high accuracy, battery saving or device only. When I put it in high accuracy or battery saving, it still drains the battery fairly quickly.

  3. I hope my DROID MAXX is next.

  4. Greetings from Moto G users :P

  5. Champing

  6. Oo cool. I think 4.4.2 fixes an intents bug that’s been driving me crazy. Once I’ve shared a note in Google keep, the app I shared to in keep becomes my only share option in chrome/browser.

    1. Yeah… that’s quite annoying.

      1. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andmadesoft.share
        I’m using this app to fix the bug until the 4.4.2 update.

    2. i honestly thought there was something wrong with my phone. this happened somewhere else and suddenly my default share option was “copy to clipboard” no matter where i shared. and it didn’t originate in Keep, because i don’t use the app.

      1. Yeah I figured there were probably other causes but keep definitely caused mine. I’m using an app now until the 4.4.2 update called Andmade Share. It takes over the share/intents popup and fixes this issue

  7. Just got my Moto X a week ago after two years on the HTC Rezound…make me wonder why I ever left Motorola in the first place. Great phone. Can’t wait for the update!

  8. I think my battery life is awesome. My only gripe with the phone is the Bluetooth volume warning, let me disable that!

  9. I want better battery…im around a little worst then my droid hd i want better

  10. I know of someone who has moto x 4.4.2 on sprint after update how can it be confirmed to be real, I saw phone and everything looks legit

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