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Android 4.4 Kit Kat Update Rolling Out to AT&T Moto X Now

AT&T Moto X owners, here we go! The Android 4.4 “Kit Kat” update has been approved and is now rolling out to all devices. We had initially expected a soak test to begin and marinate for a few days, but Motorola and AT&T appear to be happy with their work. Our AT&T unit is not a part of the soak and we were able to pull the update with a single check.

As you can see, the update is a sizable 326.5MB, but it is indeed Kit Kat.Β To pull the update head into Settings>About phone>System updates.

As of this update, three separate Moto X variants (Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T) have all been upgraded to Android 4.4 just three weeks after Google made it official. There are Nexus devices that only received the update yesterday, so consider us impressed with Motorola’s quickness.

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Here are the release notes.

Note: Ignore the T-Mobile message in the notification bar. This is my unlocked AT&T unit with a T-Mo SIM inserted.

Cheers Nick and everyone else!

  • MKader17

    My wife got the update, only difference she saw was in the dialer and she said she hated that it is so white.

  • Barry Crosby

    I hope the moto G gets some of these features to

  • NEXUS 5 is a better phone.

  • How soon until the Droid Maxx gets updated? Any predictions?

  • Orlando Sablon

    This update crashed my phone and it won’t even turn on…dealing with level 2 support

  • needa

    guys yall need to switch to art. and get it off of dalvik. dev settings. runtime. takes a few minutes to recode all of the apps. but once it does the phone flies.

  • Mitch

    Was a perfect phone the Moto X but now since the update my Active Notifications stop working after an hour or so. 5 hours tech support can not fix. New phone on the way. erased all my date with factory reset 2 times. It stinks for me. I hate the update, it ruined my phone.

  • Sean Bello

    After receiving and downloading the update, I went to install and I was getting an error because apparently pwnmymoto ruined the stock recovery and just re-flashing the stock recovery doesn’t fix it. I flashed the update, but it erased my custom boot screen that came on it through Moto Maker. How do I get that back?

  • When does the factory image get posted after an update is rolled out?

  • MicroNix

    So how is the camera now after *this* update?

    • needa

      much better and still the same. you can drag the focus point to increase exposure. if there is a light source in the pic… it does get blown out. which sucks.

  • Sean Bello

    aaaaand I got an error when it was installing. wtf.

    • Orlando Sablon

      I’m with tech support now…

  • Sean Bello

    first pull!

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Why why why does the camera have to suck

  • ckdk44

    OMG!! both my Moto X and NX7 updating to 4.4!!!! KitKatGASIM!!!!!!

  • AbbyZFresh

    Looks like the carriers are finally starting to pay some respect to Android(via Motorola). They always got out of Apple’s way to update their iOS versions.

  • monkey082506

    Kellex, are you still using AIO on your Moto X? Reason I ask is because I am and received the 4.4 update. Installed and now I can’t access 4G data. Just curious if you hit the same wall.

  • JDMendiola

    to the AT&T moto x owners , does the Kit Kat easter egg also show a number 1 instead of a K ? i know the Verizon version does, and so does my T-Mo moto x . its weird

    • Jeremy Wray

      it should, they are basically the same update for all just different radios and stock apps.

    • 640k

      i’m surprised this isn’t commented on more. Why a “1” instead of a “K”? I have an N7 and an X and I wrote it off until my 7 was updated.

      • JDMendiola

        i wonder if its a bug, or it was purposely done . . . either way, my moto x has been taking a break since i got my n5 . i might actually hand over the moto x to my mother . she deserves a nice phone . she’s had nothing but those low budget metro pcs phones.

  • Justin W

    How did you unlock your AT&T device? Do you just need to call them?

    I’m thinking about picking up a Moto X for use on StraightTalk, and want to customize mine, but wasn’t sure if I could easily do that with AT&T.

  • Blue Sun

    I miss the old blue status bar…

    • jeff


  • Chad

    Prepare to be letdown and have what once was an amazing lag n bug free device be bogged down with that and be reminded why Motorola still has no clue!!
    – Vzw Moto X owner

    • guest

      what are talking about? I have verizon moto x ..it as fast as it was before ..no issues at all except the the missing nexus 5 dailer with business search ..

    • C-Law

      Try a factory reset. I’ve always reset my phones and tablets any time they get an OS update to minimize bugs. My moto x is just as good, if not better, than before the update

    • DoctorOta

      Minus a few key features i was excited for (updated dialer with business search my phone has been perfectly fine. Sometimes a reset is needed like C-law said.

    • needa

      switch to art. 99% of issues are fixed.

      • jn

        I know this is old post but im a new owner and dummy…lol just learning but wat do u mean switch to art.

        • needa

          Tap build number in about phone till u get Dev options. Then go to Dev options and switch to art runtime. It will currently be running dalvik.

  • ZeeX1

    Logically speaking the Dev Ed should’ve been updated before the carrier branded ones but seems Moto is giving carriers more love for some reason!

    • C-Law

      You mean gsm dev edition? My vzw dev edition got it when the consumer ones did

      • ZeeX1

        Yes, no 4.4 love for the gsm ones yet πŸ™

  • googlyeyedfrog

    any clue as to when the update for the verizon droids will roll out? all they really have to do is modify kit kat to accommodate capacitive buttons, right?

    • Adrynalyne

      If history has been an indicator…in a couple of weeks.

    • AbbyZFresh

      They’re probably working on it now. Chances are they held back the Droid updates to force Verizon to the Moto X update first. Now that Verizon complied, there isn’t much reason not to update the Droids now.

  • Adamania

    I got an email earlier today saying that the update would be pushed to me since I was signed up for the soak. Apparently they just decided that the update worked after all. Either way, I’m glad to have it!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Oh look updates actually getting to devices…. What’s that Google? You’re in no rush to update your own hardware?… Cool. I’ll just get back to 4.3 in my N7

    • Adrynalyne

      Its getting old.

      Grab an ota if you are impatient and sideload, or flash the images. Crying in your beer about a troublesome rollout when there are solutions is silly and unproductive.

      • g2gsr

        It shouldn’t be getting old, because its ridiculous. Regardless of whether there are alternative methods or not, its the point of the matter. One of the foundations of the Nexus program is being updated first!

        • Adrynalyne

          Google doesn’t hear about it here though. So what is the point other than hear yourself complain?

          • Adrynalyne

            For those who downvoted me: I am serious. Head over to Google’s product forums and give them a piece of your mind. No amount of doing it here is going to get noticed by them.

        • DoctorOta

          Is the foundation of the N7 about extremely fast updates or more so an outright Google branded tablet at an extremely affordable price? I know when the 2012 came out people were excited due to the affordability and solid specs and performance more so than rapid updates.

          • chjapa

            Exactly why I bought one,but the touchscreens been nothing but a nightmare. Lesson learned.

          • DoctorOta

            My touchscreen has given me minimal issues, maybe you just got a lemon? If not sorry to hear you’ve had a bad experience.

      • CensoredByU

        Who’s the bigger loser jarhead. The one complaining or the loser complaining about the complaining. This is where you come in hard basically threatening commenters on a tech blog.

        • Adrynalyne

          You might want to grab a dictionary so your feeble mind can understand what a threat is. I’ve threatened nobody.

          • CensoredByU

            Lol don’t flatter yourself big boy.

          • Adrynalyne

            Actions speak louder than words, kid. Your only posts in this entire discussion were to attack me. Sounds like you got a mancrush going on over there. Looking for a little bromance?

        • MicroNix

          No where near a threat. In fact, you are doing the same thing you are accusing Adrynalyne of and additionally calling him names.

          • Adrynalyne

            He has been personally attacking me for a few Discus discussions. He is my own little personal troll. He will go away at some point because nobody is interested in reading personal attacks.

      • DoctorOta

        I have to agree. I understand wanting updates that are in a timely manner, but just because and update gets pushed to one device doesn’t mean that instantly every other device is going to receive it. Google didn’t push the N7 build due to some bug fixes they needed to do with the new patch and it’s basically a lose lose for google. People will complain the updates aren’t fast enough but if there’s a bug people will complain that their device doesn’t work right.

    • studwig98

      Just got 4.4 on my N7 2013, it is coming, just slowly.

    • DoctorOta

      I’m not sure what happened to yours but the update got pushed to my 2012 Nexus 7 yesterday, and that’s the updated build. I grabbed my nexus off the charger and 4.4 was ready to install.

  • B!

    Aww yea! Time to take the store phone home & update that baby!

  • Scott Kart

    Does the update for att and mobile have the same issues the Verizon version has? Active notifications lags and black screen on chrome and other apps?

    • guest

      I dont have that issue on verizon moto x, also someone posted on moto x community page to try this “go into settings >>> Storage >>> Click Cached Data” which fixed the issue for few folks ..try that ..

    • guest

      dont have that issue on my verizon moto x some posted on the moto x community to to try this s”ettings >>> Storage >>> Click Cached Data. ” which fixed the issue for few folks ..

  • rthvk

    After the update, Kellen, does the WiFi icon sit properly next to the signal strength bars in the notification bar?

    • Dregur

      I can confirm that this was fixed.

  • Eric R.

    The picture shows Tmobile

    • Unlocked AT&T unit running on AT&T.

      • Eric R.

        ? I feel stupid

      • Adrynalyne

        Or Tmo, anyway πŸ˜‰

      • rthvk

        Fail, Kellen πŸ˜›

        It’s okay, we still love you!

        • Justin W

          He’s sleep deprived at the moment, but I think we all knew what he meant!

    • Adrynalyne

      The article mentions that.

      • To be fair to E, I added the note after he said this to not confuse anyone else heh.

        • Eric R.

          Okay now I understand

    • cmelby76

      Yes, the gap is gone!!! Finally!