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AT&T Up Next for Moto X Update, Soak Test Invites Go Out for New Software Release

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With both Sprint and T-Mobile Moto X variants receiving updates that include major camera improvements, we were starting to wonder how long it would be before AT&T and Verizon models were treated to the same bundle of joy. Knowing Verizon’s history with software updates, we could be waiting a while. AT&T on the other hand, could be next if the soak test of a “new software release” is any indication. 

Updates went out this morning to AT&T Moto X users who are a part of Motorola’s Feedback Network. No specific details were given as usual, but it’s definitely software-related. And with two identical updates already appearing on two variants of Motorola’s 2013 flagship, we’d put money on this being the same upgrade.


Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Moto X on AT&T to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback.  If you are not currently using an AT&T Moto X, please excuse and ignore this email.

Click this link — xxxxxxx — to take the enrollment survey if you wish to take part. Note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to be included. The registration window could close without notice so please respond as quickly as possible.

This is a confidential test under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this on any public sites.

Thanks — please understand that start times are always fluid. We ask for your patience if you register but don’t hear from us right away.

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Cheers R!

  • pocketdrummer

    I really hope they push this out soon. I bought a Moto X right before I went on vacation, and the pictures I bought back are sub-par.

    Apart from that, it’s been a nice little phone. Perfect size, decent screen and snappy performance. The only thing I’d change is to give it a larger batter and stereo speakers.

  • MikeSaver

    T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T all receive update within a week. Verizon will get this 5 months later. I wish I could customize a developer edition, I would really rather just update the damn thing myself then wait for Verizon to pussyfoot around.

    I’m planning on waiting to get the Moto X until the customization is out on Verizon, if it doesnt at least have 4.3 by that point, I might not bother.

  • jasdempsey

    I’m shocked, SHOCKED, that Verizon Wireless will get the update last.

  • Jared Denman

    Wow so this affects like 10 ppl who bought the moto x. Lol

    • guesswhat

      nope 10 people bought moto x overall ..it effects 2 people who bough moto ox on sprint 🙂 ..im sure moto x sales numbers are dismal

    • Nazzi_Muhammad

      those are the same 10 ppl who banged your momma…

  • More good news. Kit Kat being worked on for Moto X already.

  • Shane Redman

    Bets on the Droid family seeing this update before the X?

  • Jeremy Gross

    verizon needs a motomaker update

  • Eric

    Thank goodness for Verizon’s rigorous software testing procedures…said no one ever.

    • Pakmann2k

      Just need a couple more weeks to ensure VZ navigator will work correctly with this new update.

      • jbdan

        Flippin’ hilarious :thumbsup:

      • Paul Hansen

        And what if My Verizon didn’t work!? It’d be the end…

      • michael arazan

        Wait, ATT doesn’t have exclusivity on Updates too?

  • Ian

    Kellen, is green by chance your favorite color?

    • Pakmann2k

      I was about to accuse him of some “peacocking” with his phones. lol…

    • anezarati

      oregon ducks maybe?

  • Robert Macri

    Damn you Verizon

  • Clay Wilson


    You’re killing me.

    -(im)patiently waiting Verizon Moto X user

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    Crap…do I take the update and lose root, or do I just keep root and have a bummer of a camera.


    • JoshGroff

      It depends how often you use your camera and how much you need root access.

      You could also try to use Voodoo OTA root keeper and see if it restores root.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        That’s the method I’m hoping for. But with the current PwnMyMoto, how do you get it to update in the first place, since the system write capability hijacks the Recovery mode?

        • GentlemanScholar

          I thought you were getting the Dev Edition, no? If I go the Moto X route (over the yet to be announced Nexus 5), I’ll likely go with a Dev Edition on AT&T or wait until Moto Maker hits T Mobile.

      • Paul Hansen

        I don’t think Voodoo will work given the restrictions of writing to the file system. The current exploit doesn’t allow for voodoo to properly back up SU. Could be wrong but that’s my understanding.

    • KleenDroid

      Why not install the update when a developer makes it available and keep root?

      Or do you guys not have custom recovery?

  • Greg Morgan

    This is the benefit of running (mostly) stock android, the ability to turn out quick updates.

    • KleenDroid


      Not sure what that has to do with a camera update or anything really.

      The Verizon Gnex is stock.

      • JoshGroff

        I think Verizon was secretly trying to force all G-Nex owners into using custom ROMs.

        • KleenDroid

          Then it worked on me within two weeks of getting it.

    • simp1istic

      Just in time for 4.4!