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Android 4.4.2 Update for HTC One Max Approved by Verizon, Rollout Begins Next Week

The Leviathan, aka One Max from HTC has an incoming update on Verizon. The update brings the device up to Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat,” as well as Sense 5.5+. According to HTC, the rollout was just approved, so owners can expect the update hitting devices starting on Monday, April 7. 

Kit Kat will certainly increase the sexiness of the device, however, the One Max still reigns supreme when it comes to gargantuan phones. It’s heavy, features a fingerprint scanner, and comes with the same Ultrapixel camera found in last year’s one model (minus OIS).

If there is one phone that HTC should stay far away from this year, it’s a One (M8) Max. Just our opinion, though.

One Max owners on Verizon, now is a good time to be excited.

Update:  Here is the changelog.

one max kit kakt2 one max kit kat1

Via: @moversi
  • Jillian Kontaxis

    I’ve never had a phone that was even slightly large, and then a few months ago I bought a One Max. I gotta say, I love this thing. The size may seem huge to someone that has never owned one, but you get used to it quickly and can still do things with one hand. By far the best phone I’ve owned

  • whiterose5674

    I recently got the One Max. I had my heart set on a Note 3, but when I saw this phone and held it, it was a done deal. I love it! The curved back fits so comfortably in your hand. The Max is more narrow than the Note 3, and a bit taller. I love the UI, so very easy to customize. Can’t wait til Monday for the KitKat update! The Max already has Sense 5.5, BlinkFeed has been turned off. Didn’t care for that feature. Otherwise, I love it! The battery life has been awesome so far. Depending on usage, I can get 2-3 days on one charge…

  • Anthony Johnson

    That’s cool! I was eagerly waiting for this update for my
    HTC One. Hope there is no such bugs are there as before reading this I recently
    read an article where it was mention that the users of Nexus 5 and Xperia Z2 facing
    many bugs after updating their device with KitKat 4.4 version. It was even
    rumored that Google are going to launch KitKat 4.4.3 to rectify the problem of
    battery drainage in qi enabled Nexus 5.

  • Johnny Steele

    *looks at the screen, looks at GS4*


  • RaptorOO7

    WTF Verizon, where is the GN3 Kit Kat Update?

  • CasperTFG

    “If there is one phone that HTC should stay far away from this year, it’s a One (M8) Max”


  • Daingus

    I ‘googled’ htc one max stock wallpapers and found it. I don’t recall seeing it with the stock HTC One WP’s.

  • Pdewet

    Really Verizon, this piece of crap, hunk of metal gets the kit kat update but the Note 3 doesn’t. Every other carrier has released it already. Come on.

  • SamBoy

    Nun for the N3 either this is sad

  • Brandon


    • patrick

      I’m waiting for the update too. My guess they will release after the S5 is released. Not sure what the holdup is considering not much is changing visually besides a white battery color now and performance improvements i bet. Im sure they are making sure all their VZW bloatwire works perfectly with Kitkat. I sure hope they fix the Wifi issue. My phone doesnt hold wifi for some reason.

  • crazed_z06

    “the One Max still reigns supreme when it comes to gargantuan phones.” – wat?

    Has DL heared of a device called the Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

    • redragn5

      I wouldn’t call the Note 3 gargantuan – it’s huge but it is also quite manageable. This thing on the other hand is just all kinds of awkward big to hold and it takes the cake in that category.

      • crazed_z06

        True true. A guy at work got a One Max and everyone says it’s just as big as my phone. We put them next to each other and the One Max somehow makes the Note 3 feel small lol.

  • jimbob

    Where can I get that desk or table the phone is sitting on?! You must post it for us

  • Nexoduss

    I’m sure all three people that own this phone will be very happy

  • moew

    HTC One Max

    nobody is talking about it here, lol.

    • gigatopiloto

      actually i sold my Note 3 and got the HTC one max. i don’t regret it. My max is just as fast as the note 3. battery life is better. I can see the screen on sun light. Speakers are awesome. NOte 3 has nothing (except the camera) that beats HTC ONe max

      • moew

        Congrats on moving away from the Note 3, should have mentioned that was bottom of the barrel. Even the camera on that phone was sketchy at best. Again, congrats on the migration.

      • Starr S Dominick

        Totally agree! I also own this huge hunk of goodness..it’s a terrific device and with the update, it will be much more fantastic!

  • Skrewee Lewee

    Don’t worry Note 3, you might get a Kit Kat update sometime this year. I know, I know it’s already out. I understand that the other carriers have it. I’m sorry I chose Verizon.

    • Steve DeBellis

      I just told my Galaxy S4 the same thing.

    • Bigsike

      Being on Verizon is like being a drug addict, you needed it wanted it and then it ruins your life. I need to break this viscous cycle and once I do everything will be so much better. I may even get my friends back.

    • chris125

      And look at all the issues said update is having on other carriers. I would be ok with waiting and not deal with all those issues. People need to get over the “I need the update now” mentality. Especially when the updates are half arsed since the manufacturers don’t put as much time and effort in updates as they did testing the version the device was built on.

      • I have an ATT Note 3. I have no issues with the KK update, which I got last week. In fact, it did a lot of good. It removed a lot of the “left over” jank the phone shipped with. Apps open more quickly. Multi-tasking is quicker. The OS uses less RAM, as more is available to the user. It got rid of that annoying “This app has been forced to close due to a security blah blah blah” pop-up with Knox that happened every 30 days. GPS performance is leaps and bounds better. It uses up a lot less battery in standby, and battery life over all has improved.

        I don’t know what issues the other carrier models have been having. But I have 0.

  • Mvasquez

    where can I get that wallpaper!!

  • bmos18

    Lg g2 update sitting in limbo

  • cransr

    Someone should check Osama’s compound for the GS4’s Kitkat update.

  • Brian Diaz

    and here we go again….what about the wallpaper!!

    • moew


  • hfoster52

    And it out before Samsung’s phones get it….

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Everytime I see this phone in a VZW store…I’m like WTF? LOL this thing is HUGE…it’s crazy

    • hfoster52

      I am a Note 3 owner and I even say it looks huge.

      • jimbob

        That’s what she said.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Note 3 is a manageable size….but that thing LOL. Still kind of baffled at HTC for that device.

  • stacky

    my poor G2 🙁

  • Serf33

    Still no love for Verizon LG G2

    • Cael

      maybe it has to take longer because it has wireless charging? lulz

    • Joseph A. Yager

      I’m running the 24A 4.4.2 leak and it is really smooth. I’m not sure what they are testing at this point as it all seems to be working on my end!

      • 213ninja

        they added a wood back.

    • bmos18

      I feel your pain

    • moew

      I love DL. A post about HTC gets more comment attention about the LG G2. Carry on y’all!

      • Cael

        LBR, nobody bought this abomination so how can anyone properly talk about it?

      • The Narrator

        Because the G2 is king, mawfugga

    • Chris

      Or the S4 :/

    • jboogie1289

      Or the Note 3 which was released before this mess of a device (htc one max that is). Sigh…….