Droid Maxx and Ultra

What specifically the update contains is still unknown at this point

We had more than a hunch it was coming, and now we have confirmation that those participating in the soak test for Verizon's latest Droids (Mini, Ultra and Maxx) are receiving an update starting tomorrow. Now what exactly you'll get if you're part of the program is unknown — our best guess is probably the same camera update that Moto X users received recently, but you never know with these sorts of black box updates.

Any update is probably welcomed though, and chances are it'll be something you'll actually want. If you didn't get in on the soak test this time around, rest assured that the updates usually push out to everyone quickly after the soak test, provided no extreme bugs are found.

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Fadeley says:

>verizon is just NOW getting an update out to their Droid line that I've had on the moto x for 2 months

god damn verizon.

The Verizon Moto X only got soak test invites for the camera update 2 weeks ago. Not 2 months.

The other carriers, somewhere in the 1-1.5 month ago range.

Stop being so dramatic.

Fadeley says:

I'm on ATT

JimBen73 says:

Woohoo!!

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gamefreak715 says:

@Andrew, do you think it'll be KitKat?

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JimBen73 says:

Its NOT KIT KAT, its the camera update the Moto X received. The Moto X will likely get Kit Kat before the Droid line.

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You would think we'd hear about an update for the Moto X first.

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boochrisboo says:

I have a Droid Maxx ...I love it but i do firmly believe they will be forgotten.
BCB

MrBucket85 says:

Motorola should just make the Moto X camera app available for the new Droids. I'm surprised that hasn't happened yet.

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Pay attention today. It has ;)

dusoccer10 says:

They probably need the update first just like the Moto X. After the update, I bet the Droids will be able to get the Camera App off the Play Store too.

That is exactly what happened.

sushiguy732 says:

Got it this morning. Playing with it now.

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Did you go to the playstore,. Just sayin'

goliatham says:

are you rooted? Wondering if any ill effects for rooted devices.

atlas9171 says:

Seen reports that rooted users are suffering from boot loops after the update.

NoNexus says:

That is why you never take an OTA when rooted. Most of the time you can't anyway, and this is why

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andrewh says:

Looks like the update also gives the Droid line 50gb of Drive for 2 years on top of 6 months of all access :)

tdizzel says:

Yep, sure did. Not that I'd know since the whole thing is confidential and all...

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In order to redeem it, go to Setting > Apps > Drive > Delete Data

Go back to drive to log back in to Drive and you'll be prompted for the extra space.

tdizzel says:

I opened the drive app, went to menu/product tour, and it told me I had the free space. Simple as that.

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beng8686 says:

Got prompted this morning. Not updating until I know root can be kept/re-achieved.

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tdizzel says:

Why did you sign up for the soak test if you knew you weren't gonna install it?

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boochrisboo says:

^ this

beng8686 says:

Because I can.

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tdizzel says:

"Because I'm a DB." Ftfy

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beng8686 says:

Get over your shizzle dizzel.

beng8686 says:

Unrooted and installed the update (after I restored entitlement check and defrosted sys apps I froze). Everything ended up great. Re rooted using the new after camera update moto x method without a hitch! Rooted and running great!

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nathaniz says:

Be careful. The last Moto soak test I participated in, on my Photon 4G, permanently locked down the bootloader. No advance information on this aspect of the test was provided, and then after the test and the official update, Moto announced no more upgrades for the phone. Just sayin'