Verizon DROID MAXX/ULTRA users, we have some really bad news for you all. According to the latest reports, the Android 4.4 KitKat OTA update (which was announced a while back) has now been pulled because the devices of some users got bricked after the update.
Android 4.4 KitKat OTA update bricks Verizon Motorola Droid MAXX/Ultra devices
Motorola is yet to issue an official statement regarding the problems with the latest OTA update, but a quick look over Motorola’s forums is an obvious indicator that there are many users who are suffering from bricked devices. Based on the fact that so far none of our readers have actually reported of a bricked device and that Motorola has already stopped the rollout, the problem does not seem to be too widespread. However, the number of bricked DROID MAXX/ULTRA devices is still pretty high to ignore.
We don’t really have any evidence to support this theory but considering that the update has been pulled and that Verizon has confirmed that “Android 4.4, #KitKat is being pushed out in phases“, we strongly believe that the first phase of the rollout was for the soak testers, which obviously didn’t go well.
Apart from the complaints of the update not reaching on time, there haven’t been any negative reports from the DROID Mini users, which is actually a good sign.
Once again, there hasn’t been any official word from Motorola or Verizon to address the issue, but we have reached out to them regarding the problem. Hopefully, we will hear it back from them real soon.
In the meanwhile, if you have received the Android 4.4 KitKat update on your Verizon DROID MAXX, ULTRA or Mini, make sure to hit the comments and tell us how that turned out for you. Also if the experience was bad, what did Verizon’s customer service say?