Verizon Droid Maxx/Ultra/Mini updated to 23.3.24, root still only for unlocked devices

The 2013 Motorola Droid Family (Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini) appears to get special treatment from Verizon Wireless. By the middle of this month we saw some users have received a new software update to version 23.3.23 with Android 4.4.4, but towards the end of the month, a new OTA has rolled out again with more recent version 23.3.24, still on KitKat, which most likely contains only small bug fixes from the previous update.


From changelogs that we read earlier from the official Verizon Wireless support page, the 23.3.24 software version only brings minor updates. It’s released mainly to introduce and prepares your Droid Maxx, Ultra and Mini for the new Verizon Advanced Calling Feature 1.0, a first-generation service suite enabled by Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Additionally, there are other benefits that you will get, like no more duplicate texts on messaging client, improved user experience on Visual Voice Mail Client and LRA markets.

Also read: Unbrick and restore Droid Maxx back to stock firmware.

As we thought before, there’s still no love for Android enthusiasts who wish to get root access, the software version 23.3.24 still can’t be exploited just like the previous update (the first Android 4.4.4 OTA), so the Droid Ultra, Maxx or Mini users with locked bootlader should stay patient until an unspecified time.

Droid Ultra Maxx 23.3.24 root

Verizon Wireless Support Page

Sadly, the SunShine utility won’t be addressing Motorola devices in the v3.0, it will become a long wait for Droid users to get root on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Unlike those who have an unlocked (bootloader) device via SunShine or other utility, they might not have to worry about software updates, as their devices remain unlocked, they can still flash a custom recovery and then use it to gain root access on the software version 23.3.24 or for the upcoming version.



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