Verizon HTC One Max now receiving Android 4.4.2 KitKat update


HTC One Max Verizon Wireless Android 4.4.2 KitKat

True to HTC’s word, it looks like the HTC One Max on Verizon Wireless is now officially receiving its update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. HTC’s executive director of product management actually tipped us off to the update last Friday, with the OTA (over-the-air) update hitting devices today.

HTC says the update to build number 2.16.605.2 should fix issues relating to device management running during OTA downloads, Bluetooth not connecting to the BMW X5, copy function icon in the top right not functioning, and the Verizon app not directing SMS messages properly. Also, the notification light now shows pending messages, emails, and missed calls, as well as power management requirements now updated. A few new Verizon apps/services have also crept in with the update and include Verizon Cloud, Verizon Location Agent, and Verizon Support and Protect.

Aside from all that, HTC One Max users can also look forward to a new master switch that can turn on/off all location settings, shows a list of apps that are using location services, estimated battery usage of each app, and a new setting to choose between 3 location profiles (“high accuracy” which consumes the most battery, “device sensors” for GPS-only, or “battery saving” mode).

If you haven’t been prompted yet, jump into your Settings app and check for a software update now. Good luck!

[Verizon Wireless]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. SGS4 gets no love… time to Root

    1. Time for everyone on verizon to root their phones. That’s the only way to get a update. Verizon wireless should be called verizon updateless

  2. Update went nice and smooth. Must say I can’t even tell a difference though. The new location and battery options are nice though.

    Truthfully, I really wanted to see Sense 6

  3. The hell with Verizon, still no kit kat love for the gs4. It’s like the nexus all over again.

  4. This newest update is junk people can not hear me on my phone but yet I have 3 bars of service of 4g will not recommend this device to anyone with this update

  5. I’m at 23% battery and it won’t let me check for update til 30% :(

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