How to Install Custom Recovery on HTC Desire 500 (Dual SIM)

Today, you’ll learn How To Install TWRP Recovery On HTC Desire 500 with the easiest method and step by step  instructions  from  us. You need Custom Recovery to Root you HTC Desire 500. HTC Desire 500 is the new entry in the market of smartphones. With great features and unmatchable support functions, this handset is surely going to rule the market. With 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen display, HTC Desire 500 is perfect for all your business and general needs. It has 8-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED Flash and Android operating system to support all the features. HTC Desire 500 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor with 1GB RAM and has 4GB of internal storage with expansion options up to 64GB via microSD cards. The smartphone comes with a 1800mAh battery. It features Beats Audio integration. Connectivity protocols include Wi-Fi.

install custom recovery on htc desire 500

Before You Begin:

  1. You need a Windows Based PC or Laptop for this method.
  2. Your device bootloader must be unlocked. DO IT FROM HERE
  3. Download & Install HTC Desire 500 Drivers from Here
  4. Enable USB Debugging on your device.Click Here if you don’t know how to enable.
  5. You device must be charged 50% minimum.
  6. We recommend you to make a Backup of you data for safety.


Below are some warning statements that you must be knowing before preparing to Root or Install Custom Rom in your HTC Desire 500 Android Smartphone/Tablet:

  • Rooting/Installing Custom ROM is not an authorized process hence you’ll be losing all your warranty benefits over your Desire 500  after Rooting/Installing it.
  • There are certain risks of damaging your Android Smartphone/Tablets while Rooting/Installing Custom ROM in it. Hence, it is recommended that you proceed at your own risk and we are not to be held responsible even if your Smartphone gets damaged during or after completing the Rooting/Custom ROM installation process.
  • You might not receive any future official software or firmware updates after rooting andinstalling Custom ROM in your HTC Desire 500.

Download Required Files:

How to Install Custom Recovery:

  • Extract to a folder on your desktop.
  • Copy CWMRecovery_D500_Philz.img to the extracted folder.
  • Power down your device and boot into fastboot mode.  To enter fastboot mode, remove the battery and put it back in; then, press and hold the Volume Down + Power keys until your device enters fastboot mode.
  • Connect your device to your PC.  If there are any drivers being installed this point, let them do so before continuing.
  • Hold shift and right-click on the extracted adb-fastboot folder and then click on ‘Open command window here‘ to open up a command prompt window.
  • Run the following commands [ignore the text in the brackets as it is for information purposes only]:
  • fastboot devices {displays your device’s ID as a string of alphanumeric characters, signifying that your device is recognized and ready}
  • fastboot flash recovery CWMRecovery_D500_Philz.img {flashes the custom recovery to your device}
  • Now Reboot your device.

Congrats!! ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your device.  To access CWM, power off, remove/put the battery back in, press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons, and select Recovery on the next screen. Now you can root your device easily Click Here for rooting method.

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