Verizon officially revealed on their website that they are now rolling out a new software update for the Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD, and RAZR M devices. The new firmware is still Android 4.4.2 based, but it arrives to improve security.

The changelog posted on Verizon's support page reveals that the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD, and RAZR M arrives with improvements for Google security and Messaging App stability and improvements. Because the KitKat-specific goodies such as transparent status and nav bars, white status bar icons, new Location menu, immersive mode, cloud printing, full screen album and movie art, or color emoji support were patched in the previous Android 4.4.x updates for Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD, and RAZR M you won't be able to notice any interface changes.

As usual, the new Android 4.4.2 update for Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD, and RAZR M is being rolled out in stages, which means that some of you might not be able to download and install it right away. As you may probably know, once your device becomes eligible to receive the new firmware you should be able to notice a system update message in the notifications area. Tap on it, then follow the on-screen instructions. In case the system update notification failed to appear, you would also want to perform a manual check under Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check now.

Even though the new software update might not weigh in more than 100 MB, it's recommended to download the update files using a stable WiFi network. You, know, just in case, so you avoid unwanted data charges.

Are there any Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD, or RAZR M users among you? Have you received the new OTA update on your devices? Please let us know in comments.

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ROBERT53626 · 5 years ago

Yes see if u could help me on this one .since no one can .I bought a Motorola RAZR maxx hd cell phone from Verizon .my WiFi was blue and my bar .but when I updated it became black and white .colors .how can I get it back the way it was???

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Epic Sh** · 5 years ago

Now it takes forever to download pictures when someone texts them to me

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gevtiman · 5 years ago

Hi, I am having an issue installing the update. It downloads OK and when I press the button it shuts down and starts to install the update. However it gets cut off in the middle and there is a message "Error" with a "dead" android picture. When I turn the phone on it brings the message "Update unsuccessful". I am using Moto RAZR HD. Please help :(

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sameer · 5 years ago

Yeah got on ma droid RAZR hd...its around 10mb file

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gwcarlson · 5 years ago

Update solved my issues with wifi but am now stuck with problems with music and podcast playbacks. Unless downloaded without Bluetooth running and without it running during playback the cast/song is very jerky and spotty...At lesast my data charges will go down by toggling the switches.

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Nick · 5 years ago

I have a droid razr m and an unlocked bootloader and I have root access. Will taking this update cause me to lose root? Can anyone confirm towelroot works on this update?

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mperkel · 5 years ago

I hope it's better than the last one. But I'm on CM11 now (finally works) and I don't see myself moving back to OTA. But I'm glad Motorola isn't abandoning everyone with their last broken KK rom.

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Dan Wolfson · 5 years ago

Just got mine, only took a few minutes. Fingers crossed!

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Jeff K · 5 years ago

Yesterday (9/12/14) I successfully got the update for my RAZR M. But then this morning I noticed the Android OS is taking up 3.32GB on my internal 8GB storage!! Any ideas what happened? I'm sure that's not normal.

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Nancy · 5 years ago

My Razr M, post update shows Android Os at 3.40GB- yikes! :(

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Eek · 5 years ago

Got a RAZR HD. Download took less than 5 minutes. Nothing different so far.

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JG · 5 years ago

I'm a bit terrified to update because I just got my phone working. I've owned a LG G2 but after the first kit Kat update, I can't call or receive any calls. I can only text.

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JG · 5 years ago

Now, I've got a DROID RAZR HD

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JB · 5 years ago

My update took 6 minutes and have not noticed any performance changes or issues!

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Shawn · 5 years ago

I can confirm that you will not lose root as I just took the update myself. It seems to have fixed a few issues I was having with messaging acting funny with the circles app. Perhaps they will actually get something right this time...

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Jon Down Under · 5 years ago

My maxx HD was a nightmare after 4.4.2 & I was lucky enough to find root available & am now terrified of the latest update. I won't do it unless I'm satisfied that a) I won't lose root, and b) it is stable and actually makes improvements to the performance of my handset. If need be, I will install a custom rom to get away from VZW bloated packages in the future.

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Alex · 5 years ago

Does anyone know if this will mess up my phone its unlocked not routed

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devilinpgh · 5 years ago

How does this affect root users who unlocked? I'm already a little miffed about switching back to Dalvik to perform the update.

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BJ Nagey · 5 years ago

Anyone having any issues with this upgrade on Razr Maxx HD? I'm terrified to install after the last fiasco from 4.4.2. Just now got my phone working decent after tons of research, work and 3 factory resets.

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Sailor105 · 5 years ago

Please tell me what problems you have had as I have had a great deal of touble with both wifi and bluetooth. Verizon and Moto have swapped out the phone twice with no real improvement. Kit Kat is flawed in my opinion.

Any insight you may have in fixxing would be greatly appreciated/

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jeffw · 5 years ago

Couldn't run both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi at the same time after 4.4.2 update. Installed system update today and this appears to have been resolved.

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erik · 5 years ago

I the same Bluetooth issue, is so annoying to know that my phone was better before the update. I am sure the current bargain phones operate better than this one does now.

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Paul Decker III · 5 years ago

I've only tested for an hour or so but it seems the Wi-Fi Bluetooth issue is resolved!

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Jade · 5 years ago

I was serious issues with the data signal as well. Both with WiFi and even the 4G. My husband was on the phone with Verizon for half an hour troubleshooting my phone after a phone and a sim replacement. It was doing better even before the the update. I just updated now and it seems to be doing a lot better. I just wish they'd give Swype back. I miss Swype. I know I can buy it, but I don't agree with paying for something that I used to have free when I bought my phone in the first place. It's not like when I purchased my phone they said, "It comes with a demo of Swype." One of the selling points was that it came with it.

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Jade · 5 years ago

Was having*

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Jon · 5 years ago

You can download Google Keyboard from the Play Store for free and it has Swype built in.

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ROBERT53626 · 5 years ago

What app is that I download for KitKat

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Ric King · 5 years ago

Got my DROID RAZR MAXX HD update. Took less than 3 min.

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Flint Beastwood · 5 years ago

same here.

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Dorothy Zeblin · 5 years ago

Got my RAZR M update

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