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DROID MAXX and ULTRA Receiving Update to 12.7.7 on First Boot, Here is the Changelog

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If you picked up a DROID ULTRA or MAXX this week, you probably were prompted with a system update shortly after the first boot. The update brings you up to build 12.7.7. It’s incredibly minor according to the official changelog, only enhancing ISIS Mobile Wallet and changing WiFi reminders from 30 minutes to 12 hours. The update doesn’t appear to be a security fix, but that’s not surprising since we aren’t aware of any currently available root exploits that would need patching.

To grab the update, if you haven’t already, head into Settings>About phone>System updates.

More info.

Cheers Tyler!

  • Ian Rosner

    How to gain root access on Droid Maxx?

  • diapazon64

    Forget about Samsung devices. They are nothing to compare with a new Droid Maxx. The signal strentgh of the Maxx is about two times stronger vs s4 or Note 2. I also prefer a 720p screen.

  • C-Law

    I wouldn’t grab the update just yet until you know for sure it won’t block any sort of bootloader unlock hack. Remember, just last month there was a way to unlock the droid razr hd, hd maxx, and M but Moto released an update that fixes the code in the trusted zone so you can no longer unlock them after you take the update, not even if you roll back. I’d hate to see the dev community find out this phone came with the same security flaw and this update possibly fixes the exact same issue.

  • drudometkin

    Doesn’t anyone know if the Maxx feels better in hand than the ultra? Kellex seemed to hate the way the ultra felt in hand.

    • jnt

      Yes it does. Unless you like the feel of plastic. The Ultra didn’t feel as bad as the S4 to me, but still felt plasticky and slippery. The Maxx feels great… if you like the kevlar feel.

      Though it does feel thicker as well.

    • Matt Larson

      I agree I Love everything about the Maxx so far. And feels amazing in hand the back is so soft and smooth.

      • Nathaniel Newman

        That’s what she told me too! But really I am looking at the Maxx. I want the soft coat back NOT the slippery phone feel!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      The Maxx Feels GREAT in hand (used it, don’t own it). That soft touch back is really nice compare to the GLOSS FEST that is the Ultra and the Mini

  • S.Scott Turgeon

    I as well am loving my Maxx and the screen is beautiful and call quality second to none!
    No lag it runs so Smoove the features are useful it knows when I’m driving in my car and will read my text messages to me. I’m at 70 percent battery life and its 4:40 in the afternoon and I turned on the phone at 8:00 this morning at full brightness with an animated wallpaper and I have been on it all day

  • RaptorOO7

    Does Motorola focus on FUGLY when it comes to design for the Droid Brand? These look just like last years Droids which weren’t any better looking.

    • Pedro

      So, I guess those aren’t the droids you were looking for?

      • rossguy

        Well played

    • rabidhunter

      It’s subjective, like art. To me, the phones are quite attractive and stylish, just my opinion. You have your opinion and that’s fine.

    • Joe Blo

      I like Kevlar.

  • kevg73

    Loving my maxx so far. This is my first full day with it. Currently at 48% with 4:10 of screen on time so far. This thing is a beast

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Along with that what’s the off charger time?… Checked out the mAXX at VZW yesterday the softtouch back is really nice compared to that garbage plastic on the Ultra and Mini.

      Think I’m already in too deep with the ONE though. Picking it up later….but we’ll see

    • DJ SPY

      That’s around what I usually get with my Maxx HD. I was expecting a whole lot better.

      • dandar

        BS. I have had Maxx HD for almost a year now. I get about 5-7 hours of battery life, 7 with heavy kindle with white text on black background use. GPS will kill it in about 3.5 to 4 hours and it gets very hot. GPS killed mine yesterday driving from Conn to Philly. I was left with 10% battery life after a 3.5 hour drive.

        • DJ SPY

          GPS kills everything quick. I’m talking about texting, YouTube, Netflix, calls, browsing.

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    • LiterofCola

      Best phone I’ve owned. I was about to bite the bullet before this puppy was released to grab an S4. So glad I waited.

  • Jason Harris

    I really want this phone as I have the OG Maxx. Just need root before I can pull the trigger.

  • Charlie R.

    I was kinda thinking that the Mini would be included in software updates with these two, since I thought they were running the same software. It would be so much easier to just update all 3 at the same time. I guess it could take longer for updates though.

  • jhlinka

    Has anyone seen accessories for these devices yet, other than the overpriced verizon ones? I find it strange there’s nothing on amazon… I could be wrong, but whenever I search for maxx accessories I either get accessories for the razr maxx or razr maxx hd…

    • Ken Colangelo

      Looks like there are no Motorola accessories yet. I’ve looked for “accessories maxx -razr” and can only find fakey 3rd party speakers and external batteries and such. Eagerly awaiting a real set of docks, hopefully with audio out via USB so I don’t have to plus in a clunky 1/8″ audio cable everytime I dock.

      • Noah
        • Ken Colangelo

          Thanks, that’s a start. They aren’t Motorola accessories and the docks are just holders since they don’t have USB connectors on them. I hope there’s more to come.

    • tomn1ce

      I get the same results when I search on Amazon.com….

  • Ben Klene

    Verizon still has those wifi reminders on new phones? Does this happen when the wifi is off, but I’m still in a wifi range? I always leave wifi off in my phones, and I really don’t want to have to see that warning every 12 hours for the next two years..

    • Lucky Armpit

      I was pretty much going to ask the same thing. I rarely, if ever, use WiFi. Kellex, is that annyong WiFi reminder persistent in the Ultra? You didn’t mention it in your review is why I ask…

      • jhlinka

        In the wifi settings you can disable the notification (just did it on my maxx)

        • Ben Klene

          Excellent! Thanks for checking.

          • jhlinka

            Np, just to clarify, when you go to wifi, and hit settings, go to advanced to disable the notification

        • Lucky Armpit

          Awesome! Thanks for that! (whew!)

        • T4rd

          I wish it was that easy on the Galaxy phones. Verizon pretty much makes it a permenant notification there. X-0

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      I’m hoping that it is similar to the one on the Razr when the WiFi is on but not connected, it pops up a notification if an open network is in range. If the WiFi is off, nothing.
      Its not too terrible, and has been useful once or twice.
      That said, if these notify when WiFi is supposed to be off, forget that.

  • Blue Sun

    Verizon has gotta get them bootloaders locked right off the bat. :p

    /S