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    Default HTC Desire 500 root

    I have a HTC Desire 500 and was thinking of rooting it, new to the world of rooting and was finding it difficult to see where to get what i needed for my model.... any pointers or links would be appreciated ty.

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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    I have a HTC Desire 500 and was thinking of rooting it, new to the world of rooting and was finding it difficult to see where to get what i needed for my model.... any pointers or links would be appreciated ty.

    DV
    It's really easy.

    You'll have to unlock your bootloader with HTCDev, flash a recovery like CWM or TWRP, and then flash SuperSU in recovery.

    First step is to go to Welcome to HTCdev, sign up, and follow the instructions there.

    If you get stuck on anything, just let me know, and I'll ya out!
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    ty for that, will get started on that if I get stuck I will definitely shout lol... appreciate it

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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    ty for that, will get started on that if I get stuck I will definitely shout lol... appreciate it

    DV
    No problem! Remember to backup all of your stuff before unlocking!!!! Photos, files, etc!
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>fastboot oem get_identifier_token
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Windows\system32>


    downloaded fastboot.exe to desktop unzipped it... followed c prompt instruction, got as far as here
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>fastboot oem get_identifier_token
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Windows\system32>


    downloaded fastboot.exe to desktop unzipped it... followed c prompt instruction, got as far as here
    You need to change the directory in CMD to the folder that has the fastboot.exe file.

    For example, if I have a folder on my desktop named "fastboot" I would type

    cd C:\Users\anyuser\Desktop\fastboot\
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    cd changed dir to _MACOSX (folder the file is in) still same result... i thought it was funny when i clicked on the binary for the fastboot exe it downloaded it in a folder named MACOSX even though it was the windows option i clicked .. i double checked
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    C:\>cd users

    C:\Users>cd HOUSE

    C:\Users\HOUSE>cd desktop

    C:\Users\HOUSE\Desktop>cd fastboot

    C:\Users\HOUSE\Desktop\fastboot>fastboot oem get_identifier_token
    'fastboot' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Users\HOUSE\Desktop\fastboot>oem get_identifier_token
    'oem' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    C:\Users\HOUSE\Desktop\fastboot>
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    cd changed dir to _MACOSX (folder the file is in) still same result... i thought it was funny when i clicked on the binary for the fastboot exe it downloaded it in a folder named MACOSX even though it was the windows option i clicked .. i double checked
    Try these files and see if they work: https://copy.com/ZG2Mc7wDYXVt

    They are the adb and fastboot files straight from the Android SDK by Google
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    eureka .. your file worked.. the htc dl was missing the .dll files

    token submitted .. now to get the email
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    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    eureka .. your file worked.. the htc dl was missing the .dll files

    token submitted .. now to get the email
    Did you backup everything! I don't want you to lose any files
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    htc sync backed up... copy paste files backed up and google cloud backed up.. lol.. I am in IT it was just 1st time i tried this rooting stuff... its unlocked now, restarted on factory defaults... will browse for roms tomorrow.. many thanks for all your help, keep up the good work

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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    htc sync backed up... copy paste files backed up and google cloud backed up.. lol.. I am in IT it was just 1st time i tried this rooting stuff... its unlocked now, restarted on factory defaults... will browse for roms tomorrow.. many thanks for all your help, keep up the good work

    DV
    You need to flash a recovery now!

    You can't flash ROMs without a recovery!
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    oooookay lol... (i am a noob)
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    oooookay lol... (i am a noob)
    I would use TWRP as it is a great recovery.
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    I've unlocked it, restored backup for contacts etc, will wait til tomorrow before tackling any more, too tired... thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    I've unlocked it, restored backup for contacts etc, will wait til tomorrow before tackling any more, too tired... thanks again
    I'll be here if you need any help!
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    was trying to get TWRP on google playstore but it isnt available, there is one called TWRP manager by JMZ and wondered if that is any use?.. or would it be better to download from pc and use a command to use it......
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    was trying to get TWRP on google playstore but it isnt available, there is one called TWRP manager by JMZ and wondered if that is any use?.. or would it be better to download from pc and use a command to use it......
    No! You don't get it from the play store.

    Go here: [RECOVERY][UNOFFICIAL][TWRP 2.7]TWRP for the HTC Desire 500 - XDA Forum

    Just for safety reasons, check to see if the phone matches with the recovery. In bootloader, at the very top, it should say z4u. I believe this is your phone so you're good to go.


    Download the recovery and rename it TWRP.img

    Put the file in the same folder containing the adb and fastboot files.

    Open CMD and change the directory to that folder.

    Put your phone in fastboot and connect it to your computer.

    Wait until the red text on your phone changes to "fastboot USB"

    In cmd, type

    fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img


    Then reboot the phone.

    Now you have a recovery.

    Anytime you want to boot into recovery, you can boot into it by powering the phone down, going into the bootloader menu, and select recovery. You should boot into TWRP then.

    Hope this clears some things up.
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    C:\Users\HOUSE\Desktop\ADB>fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img
    error: cannot open 'TWRP.img'

    TWRP.img is a disc image file....
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    C:\Users\HOUSE\Desktop\ADB>fastboot flash recovery TWRP.img
    error: cannot open 'TWRP.img'

    TWRP.img is a disc image file....
    The original name was recovery.img so try that.

    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    Hi wiz.. i tried re downloading earlier and using original name (recovery.img) but same message came up ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    Hi wiz.. i tried re downloading earlier and using original name (recovery.img) but same message came up ....
    And your phone is in fastboot correct?
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    unlocked... fastboot usb
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    Default Re: HTC Desire 500 root

    Quote Originally Posted by DireVulf View Post
    unlocked... fastboot usb
    Hmmm, do you have HTC Drivers installed?


    I'm also thinking that the file could be corrupted. I also see people are having trouble with the recovery, so hold on. Let me look into other solutions for you.
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