How To Root HTC Desire 500 (Single And Dual Sim)

This guide will show you how to root your HTC Desire 500.Rooting your Desire 500 smartphone will give you better control over it.

Th HTC Desire 500 is a mid range smartphone from HTC with a Quad Core 1.5 GHz processor,1GB RAM,8MP camera and a 4.3 inch 480 x 800 resolution display.The phone comes with Android 4.1.2 out of the box.The HTC Desire 500 also costs a bit higher than smartphones which are in the same price range making it a not-so-viable choice.The phone if good for first time Android users as it offers pretty descent performance.

Note: Continue at your own risk! We are not responsible for anything that happens to your phone.

Steps to root your HTC Desire 500 smartphone:

  1. Download the files required for rooting from HERE.
  2. Unlock your phone’s bootloader at
  3. Copy the Clock Work Mod zip to your SD card.
  4. Now create a folder named “android” in your “C” drive.(You can create it in any drive of your choice but for the sake of convenience I’ll be taking drive “C”)
  5. Now copy the ” CWMRecovery_D500_Philz.img” to that folder.
  6. Rename the file to “recovery.img”.
  7. Turn off the phone.
  8. Now turn it on by pressing Volume down key+”-” key+Power button.
  9. With the help of volume keys select “Fastboot” by pressing the power key.
  10. Connect you Desire 500 to your PC and install all the required drivers.
  11. Download ADB and extract it to to C:\android
  12. Now open command prompt and type: “c:” and after that type “cd c:/android”
  13. Now type “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”.
  14. Power off your smartphone.
  15. Power it on by holding volume down+ “-” +power button.
  16. Navigate to the option named “RECOVERY” and press the power key.
  17. You now have CWM recovery installed!

Installation of SuperSu:

  1. Download SuperSu from HERE.
  2. Now go into CWM recovery and the flash the zip.


  • geekmafia

    I’m little confused, whats is this “-” button?

    • shahbaz

      Volume down

  • andrei

    where I can download ADB file ?