HTC Butterfly 2_2

HTC Butterfly 2 Now Has Dedicated Official TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP) Support

January 21, 2015 - Written By John Anon

When you cast your mind back to 2014 and think of HTC, you probably will have the HTC One M8 in mind. You also might be thinking about the HTC Desire EYE. Come to think of it, maybe even the strange but alluring HTC RE camera is what comes to mind. That said, one thing you will probably not be thinking of is the HTC Butterfly 2. Which is a bit of a shame really, like the rest, this device landed in 2014. Although, unlike the rest, it did not land with much impact and is largely overshadowed by the other big hitter HTC devices.

That is in spite of the second-generation HTC Butterfly device coming with some decent specs like a 5-inch Super LCD 3 display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Inside, the Butterfly 2 comes with 2GB RAM, 16 (or 32GB) internal storage and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor (clocking at 2.5GHz). In terms of cameras, the Butterfly 2 comes with a 13-megapixel rear shooter along with a 5-megapixel front facing option. Not to mention there is an additional 2-megapixel secondary rear camera for added depth perception (similar to the HTC One M8). The Butterfly 2 is also IP57 certified (dust and water resistant), comes with a 2,700mAh battery and running on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with HTC’s Sense 6 UI on top. So not a bad device, spec wise.

Well, if you were one of those who did actually pick up the HTC Butterfly 2 and currently using it, then you might want to know that TWRP has now been ported over for the device (source link below). As such, and with anything else which comes with TWRP support, you are now free to change up the stock ROM for pretty much any other custom ROM. That is, of course, as long as the other ROM’s you are thinking of using, have also been ported over to the Butterfly 2. Finding a device-relevant ROM for this one might be easier said than done. At the very least though, running TWRP will give you a decent backup option. Anyone out there using the Butterfly 2? How do you like the device? Happy that TWRP is now available? Let us know.