HTC Butterfly S updated with Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5

HTC Butterfly S updated with Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5
While some HTC One models have already gotten a taste of Android 4.4 KitKat, other HTC smartphones are still running old Jelly Bean builds like 4.2 and 4.1. Case in point, the HTC Butterfly S - which, by the way, is newer than the HTC One. Still, the Butterfly S is seemingly getting Android 4.3 as of today.

According to HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is being pushed to the Butterfly S alongside the latest Sense 5.5 UI (which includes BlinkFeed improvements). The whole package weighs in at 746.25MB.

It appears that the update is being rolled out in some European countries, like Germany, with other markets likely to follow shortly.

As our Butterfly S review is concluding, HTC made a pretty good job with this handset, despite the fact that it didn't use premium materials for its chassis. The 5-inch 1080p display of the Butterfly S provides more screen estate than the HTC One flagship, without being impossibly large (as the 5.9 inch display of the One Max may seem to some users).

It’s expected that the Butterfly S will also get Android 4.4 KitKat. However, there’s no official word on this yet, so we’ll get back to you when things get clearer.

sources: LlabTooFeR,

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Butterfly S
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
    HTC Sense UI



10. Zaramoth

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

yup 901s has the update :D Hong Kong version

9. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Guys I got my 4.3 update on Butterfly.

8. FYLegend

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

Right now I think only international LTE version 901s has the update, my Taiwanese version 901e still says nothing :( Usually Taiwanese version gets updated first... like the last minor OTA update, :S

7. Zaramoth

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

its great hTC Boost their update role... its cool but want to get 4.4.2 soon :D

1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Hahahah damnit! User bias :p I read BUTTERFLY gets the 4.3 update xD But I dont want 4.3, I want 4.4!! :D

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

You want 4.4? You still not happy with 4.3? Do you know that we Xperia owners are still waiting for the 4.3 update? Be happy for what you get bro.

3. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Life isnt about comparing yourself with others that are worse off, but rather becoming the best you can :) Same principal should apply to businesses.


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Life and happiness are about being contented with what you have rather than whining everytime when there are others out there who are getting less or worse than you do.

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I would agree with ya :) But being content should not be a reason for less accomplishment!

5. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Butterfly S will get the 4.4.2 update in January

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