Moto X Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update Guide: AT&T/Sprint Release and When to Hit Your Region

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By Precious Silva | August 19, 2014 2:42 PM EST

Moto X users who have been on the lookout for the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update can now upgrade to the firmware via Over-the-Air or OTA release. According to the latest information, the official firmware has started rolling out to Moto X subscribers under Sprint and AT&T. Similar to other Android releases, some users may have early or late access depending on their region and carrier. 

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A member of the media examines one of Motorola's new Moto X phones at a launch event in New York, August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

According to Epoch Times, Sprint and AT&T Android 4.4.4 firmware release is now accessible through soak test. The update has been available starting August 15. Mass release or launch of the firmware will soon follow given there are no problems with the soak test users. 

According to Android Geeks, the release will be in phases thus OTA notification for some may come later than others. Users should not worry because Motorola and partner networks should be finished with the update within the month. 

There are no official announcements for Sprint though reports noted that Motorola's plans for AT&T should mean the update is just around the corner for the other carrier. For instance, Motorola noted "Coming Soon" for networks such as Sprint, US Cellular and ACG. As for those who want to download the update already, they can follow these instructions: 

1. Choose Download.

2. Tap on "Install Now."

3. Wait for the installation for finish and for the phone to restart.

4. The device should be updated under 212.55.26. 

For manual installation, follow these steps: 

1. Open Settings in the apps menu.

2. Choose About Phone.

3. Tap on Systems updates.

4. Choose Download then install.

5. Wait for the installation for finish and for the phone to restart.  

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A member of the media examines one of Motorola's new Moto X phones at a launch event in New York, August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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