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Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5 arrives on the HTCButterfly

HTC has released its Sense 5 update for the popular Taiwanese Butterfly handset, but the update hasn't yet made its way to the US Droid DNA.
July 9, 2013
HTC Butterfly Press Shots 600px wide (4)
After the odd hint and rumor, HTChas finally released its Sense 5 update for its popular Butterfly handset.

This update has been expected for quite a while, we initially heard about a possible Sense 5 update coming to the One X, One X+, One S, and Butterfly all the way back in February. But sadly there’s a catch, and a pretty big one at that, the update is currently only available in Taiwan, it hasn’t yet made its way to the US Droid DNA version of the handset.

According to Engadget Chinese, owners of the Taiwanese HTCButterfly can now download a Sense 5 skinned version of Android 4.2.2, which is delivered in two downloaded packages. The first prepares the system for the update, probably to patch up a bug or two, whilst the second contains the actual update. Interestingly, Blinkfeed is also included in the Butterfly update, so HTCclearly isn’t too intent on keeping features just for the HTCOne.

But don’t despair, there’s a good chance that the update could head on over to the US Droid DNA, after all we’ve been hearing about this update for quite a while, and we’ve even seen some photographic evidence to go on. Not to mention that the handsets are virtually identical in the hardware department, so there shouldn’t be too much more work to do.

In the meantime, there’s always the option of flashing a ROM, if you’re up for it.