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Droid Maxx 4.4 Kit Kat Bugs

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kmwhiten, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. kmwhiten

    kmwhiten Member
    Thread Starter

    I wanted to start this thread to report any bugs on 4.4. I personally have not got the update yet.

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  2. frodub

    frodub Well-Known Member

    - When connected to my car via Bluetooth, I can no longer use the volume controls on my phone to control the volume... It's all done through the vehicle now. I have not tried this with any other Bluetooth devices yet.

    - SMS messages are supposed to be able to transfer to my vehicle's(subaru) in-dash touchscreen unit, but messages still are not receiving.

    - Completely locked up once and needed soft reset, but has been behaving well since.

    - no transparent notification panel at the top (not a bug, just a letdown)

    If there's anything else you guys would like me to test or try out, let me know
  3. Somniferum

    Somniferum Android Enthusiast

    Just as an FYI, you can get the transparent notification bar via Nova Launcher or GEL now that we have KitKat. I know some people don't like third-party launchers but it is an option.
  4. kmwhiten

    kmwhiten Member
    Thread Starter

    I dont really like this part. My first Maxx locked up and then it would only get to the Moto screen :'(
  5. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    From a message by Motorola's Punit Soni on Google+ announcing the availability of the update, this was deliberate based on requirements from Verizon. They wanted the stock status bars, including the "Holo blue" color for the icons. On the good side, that also means that the icons also show network activity using animated arrows, which was removed from the network status icons on the Nexus devices and the Motorola X.
  6. Einsteindks

    Einsteindks Well-Known Member

    Touchless control was out/locked up for a little while, but seems to be working fine now
  7. lewwill

    lewwill Well-Known Member

    I can't say I am unhappy about not having the transparent status bars with white icons. I like the black bar and holo blue. More information and easier to see.
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  8. kmwhiten

    kmwhiten Member
    Thread Starter

    Have they pulled the update because it was bricking phones? I haven't got the update yet. I am in Athens GA.
  9. Fruban

    Fruban Member

    Still waiting for my update too on my Maxx. My droid mini got it the first day... But that's my work phone which I barely use.
  10. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    FoxFi doesn't seem to work with 4.4 also I keep getting a warning that my network may be monitored by FoxFi. I can't seem to clear that warning.
  11. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    GEL launcher no longer responds to Okay Google. I went into settings and listen for hot words is checked.
  12. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

  13. It works for me.

    I recorded "OK Droid Now" and can say "OK Droid" "weather" to get the cur4ednt weather report.

    I also use the new option to turn off the acknowledgement feedback tone.

    I pause very briefly between "OK Droid" and "whatever the command".

    For me it is an improvement over Jelly Bean.

    ... Thom
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  14. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    Okay Google Now works for me without issue now as well. It is only a problem when using the GEL. Prior to 4.4 I could say "Okay Google" from any homescreen and the listening feature would activate. Now that I have 4.4 it no longer works that way. I have to say "Okay Google Now" and it goes to the Motorola black screen with the red dot in the center and says "Yes Jeff" as it always has.

    Can you get "Okay Google" to work on the GEL?
  15. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    That was reported by Moto X users after the KitKat update, so it's not surprising that it doesn't work on the Ultra series, either. The launcher was created for the Nexus 5 exclusively and not meant for other devices, so it's probably not surprising that it doesn't work.

    Frankly, I'd just not use the launcher or wait until Google releases a version generally in the play store, as they did the keyboard, if they ever do.
  16. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    Dooglad, with your thoughts and opinions on here I'd think you work for Verizon or Motorola. ;)

    You've been more than clear about your opinion of side loading apps that are not meant/designed for our phone, rooting and modifying anything to work with our phone. Just letting anyone that doesn't hold to your opinions know that have used the GEL know if they are having issues, they are not alone. :)
  17. I don't use GEL (Google Experience Launcher) so I don't know.

    I use NLP (Nova Launcher Prime) and it has never been a problem.

    ... Thom
  18. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    I am currently using NLP also bit that's due to the issues with GEL. I really used the page to the left of my homepage. I realize that it's the same thing as dragging the home button up on the arc but I liked it better. Oh well.
  19. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    I thought there was a thread dedicated to apps that don't work with Kit Kat but I can't find it so here goes. Chase Mobile app no longer has the option to deposit checks.
  20. orcsbane13

    orcsbane13 Well-Known Member

    USB OTG native support is gone as well. I have to use a 3rd party app now to access my menova USB drive.
  21. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    I remembered that holding down the recent apps button acts as a menu button when a menu isn't present. Now I have the ability to deposit checks again in the Chase Mobile app.
  22. matt5951

    matt5951 Newbie

    My hangouts crashed the other day and I had to uninstall updates to get it to work. Re-installed the updates later in the day and it has been fine. Not sure if this was KK related, but it never happened before.

    Other than that things seem ok, though the battery seems worse.
  23. LizMac

    LizMac Android Enthusiast

    looking forward to trying this update. Not available for me yet. I'm in Eastern TN. Verizon. :kicks can: just waiting......
  24. Robweis

    Robweis Newbie

    Is there a step by step how to get kitkat without the Verizon update
  25. Robweis

    Robweis Newbie

    Good luck with that

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The Motorola Droid Maxx release date was August 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 10MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 3500mAh battery.

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