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HTC Desire 500 Android SmartPhone

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HTC Desire 500 Android SmartPhone Description

The HTC Desire 500 has a 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 SoC with a quad-core, 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 8 megapixel BSI rear camera, 1.6 megapixel front shooter, Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5 and BlinkFeed UI.

HTC Desire 500 Key features

  • Quad-band 2G and dual-band 3G support
  • 4.3″ 480 x 800 pixel TFT capacitive touchscreen with 217ppi
  • Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.0
  • Qualcomm MSM 8225Q Snapdragon 200: quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A5, 1 GB RAM, Adreno 203 GPU
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with 1/3.2″ sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size; LED flash
  • 720p video recording @ 24fps with stereo audio, slow-motion video
  • 1.6MP front-facing camera, 720p video recording
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • 4GB of built-in storage
  • microSD card slot
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • FM Radio

HTC Desire 500 Main disadvantages

  • WVGA screen resolution
  • Not the most powerful of chipsets
  • Disappointing stills and video, no Full HD video recording
  • No active noise cancellation for voicecalls
  • Poor video codec support out of the box
  • Limited inbuilt storage, only 1GB available to the user


HTC Desire 500 Full Specifications

General Information
Brand HTC
Model Desire 500
Weight 123 G
Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 131.8×66.9×9.90 MM
Operating Frequency GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 | GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Dual Sim Yes
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen
Display Details
Display Color 4.3 Inch, 480×800, TFT, 16M Colors
Display Size HTC Desire 500 has a display size of 480 x 800 px
Display Features Multi Touch Screen
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Light sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera Yes, Primary: 8 megapixels, LED Flash (1464 x 1096 Pixels)
Camera Res. 3264 x 2448 Pixels
Zoom Yes, Digital Zoom
Video Yes
Video Recording 1280×[email protected], Recording Formats: MP4
Video Player Yes, Video Formats: MPEG4, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, Video Streaming
Camera Features Auto focus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Image Viewer
Games Yes
Java Yes, MIDP 1.0
Browser Yes, HTML, HTML5
Operating System Android, v4.2.2, Jelly Bean
Call Records
Phone Book Yes, Practically Unlimited entries
Missed Calls Practically Unlimited
Received Calls Practically Unlimited
Dialed Calls Practically Unlimited
Stand By Time Up to 401 Hours(2G) /Up to 435 Hours(3G)
Talk Time Up to 17.80 Hours(2G) / Up to 12.10 Hours(3G)
Li-PO 1800 mAH
Internal Memory 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM
External Memory Yes, Up to 64 GB
Memory Slot Yes, microSD Card
SMS Yes, Threaded View, Predictive Text Input
Email Yes, Push E-mail
Instant Messaging Yes, Google Talk
Social Networking Services Facebook, Twitter, YouTube (upload), Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail
Ring Tone Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones,
FM Yes
Music Yes, Music Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A, OGG, AMR, MIDI, Loudspeaker, 3.5mm, Audio Streaming
Speaker Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0, EDR, A2DP
Wirless Protocol Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot
Port Yes, USB Port, USB Host, micro USB 2.0
Edge Yes
3G Yes, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA, 5.76 Mbit/s
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
CPU Quad core 1200 MHz Cortex A5, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon 200
Salespack Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Other Facilities Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator
Connectivity :


Black, Silver


Additional Features :
Voice Memo, Voice dialing, Voice commands


Connectivity :


Black, Silver


Special Features :
Voice Memo, Voice dialing, Voice commands



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HTC Desire 500 Android SmartPhone USB / Adb + Fastboot Drivers

ADB FastBoot Drivers | HTC Sync  USB Drivers


HTC Desire 500 Android SmartPhone Bootloader unlock

Warning : Unlocking Bootloader void your warranty and erase all the data in phone.

ADB Package

  • Download above Zip file , extract it to C:\Android ( Android is the folder name where to extract Zip file )
  • Connect phone to pc in Fastboot mode

TiP: How to put Desire 500 in fastboot mode

  • Power off the phone pull the battery and reinsert it.
  • Now press and hold Vol Down Button with Power Button until bootloader menu appears asking you if you want to boot into fastboot select it with Volume Keys and confirm it with Power Button.
  • Connect phone with PC , install ADB Fastboot drivers
  • Confirm it in Device Manager ( Android USB Devices > My HTC )

Start Command Prompt ( Win+R type CMD )

In command prompt type cd android to navigate to the folder we created earlier

Now type in CMD  fastboot oem get_identifier_token press Enter

Phone code will appears Copy it to Notepad will use it later

Now go to and register account

Tip : Use Gmail Id for faster email response

Now select All other supported models and press Begin Unlock Bootloader

Accept terms and go to step 10

Now paste your token code in My Device Identifier Token: box (phone code earlier saved to notepad) press Submit

Now login to to Email address you used for registration

You will get email from HTC with your unlocked bootloader file named as Unlock_code.bin Download and save it to C:\Android  folder

Now go to CMD and type fastboot flash unlocktoken Unlock_code.bin

Phone display will change now Press Volume Up and confirm it with Power Button

Be Happy now have unlocked your phone bootloader



HTC Desire 500 Android SmartPhone Root

Note : You must install CWM recovery to get root rights.


  1.  Download and copy it to SD Card
  2. Boot into recovery and flash zip file
  3. After reboot your phone rooted. Enjoy


HTC Desire 500 Android SmartPhone Custom Recovery

CWM Recovery (Credits an SPSPaWn)

  1. Download and put to folder already created in C:\Android
  2. Rename it to “Recovery.img”
  3. Turn off the phone and remove the battery
  4. Put battery back and press and hold the “Power Button” and “Volume Down“.
  5. Navigate using Volume keys select fastboot option and press Power Button to confirm
  6. Now run CMD and navigate to C:\Android folder
  7. Type fastboot Flash Recovery recovery.img 
  8. Now for checking enter adb reboot recovery

Be Happy you have installed CWM recovery on HTC Desire 500


HTC Desire 500 Android SmartPhone Stock Recovery

Note : If you want to update Desire 500 OVER THE AIR ( OTA ) You need to flash stock recovery and firmware as well as relock your bootloader.

Stock Recovery (Credits an SPSPaWn)

  1. Download and put to folder already created in C:\Android
  2. Rename it to “Recovery.img”
  3. Turn off the phone and remove the battery
  4. Put battery back and press and hold the “Power Button” and “Volume Down“.
  5. Navigate using Volume keys select fastboot option and press Power Button to confirm
  6. Now run CMD and navigate to C:\Android folder
  7. Type fastboot Flash Recovery recovery.img 
  8. Now for checking enter adb reboot recovery

Be Happy you have installed Stock recovery on HTC Desire 500

 HTC Desire 500 Android SmartPhone Official Firmware

Stock v.1.06.401.1 (ODEX) from SPSPaWn

Stock v.1.06.401.1 (DEODEX) from SPSPaWn

Install via CWM Recovery Do a  full wipe
FIRMWARE VERSION: v.1.06.401.1
ported AND PREPARED: by Spawn for 4PDA
================================== =========

  • Android JB 4.1.2
  • HTC Sense 5


  • OTA v.1.06.401.1
  • HBOOT-1.01.0001
  • RADIO – 14.07.50QD.18
  • Jul 23, 2013 20:40:23.0

Changes in the firmware:
1. Deodex & Zipaligned
2. Added applications at remote unlocking bootloader (PDF Viewer, Calculator, Flashlight, trimer tunes, TaskManager)
3. GPS Region RU, UA, EUROPE FiX
4. Root – SuperSU v.1.65
5. Lock Screen (CRT)
6. Root Explorer – Root File Manager

  1. ilir.sensation says

    .i wipe my htc desire 500,
    and a flash with this two firmware .bat dosent akcept my sim card…
    i need shtock rom or costum rom for htc desire 500 one sim.
    pls sambady help me…
    (sory for my english)

    1. ilir.sensation says
      1. Love Peoples says

        this is only sys backup but i think useful is deodexed with some changes

        1. ilir.sensation says

          my verison softweare ist 1010.401.3…
          i get a air upadate Software Version : 1.10.401.8
          bat i cant install bicause i flash cwm recovery…
          how can i remove cwm recovery to install new fimare .or where to find a update in a rom ,to install manualy…
          pls hepl me…

          1. Love Peoples says

            are you getting any error ?

          2. ilir.sensation says

            this firmwares ist for dual SIM. my HTC Desire 500 ist one SIM.

  2. Love Peoples says

    try just flashing stock recover and locking bootloader

    1. ilir.sensation says

      I have flashed this stock recovery this make me a problem..then I try to install air update my phone reboot in recovery and I lost the update.I will try to relock bootloader…now I’m at work..aftertomorrow I wail try.thanks

      1. Love Peoples says

        okay waiting for your response

  3. Michal Hrušpi Huspek says

    Hey guys I need help please :/ I dont know what happens but on my HTC Desire 500 run something called host mode. So Phone isn´t connecting to computer when I connect USB and phone is chargin only if it is dead :/ i need help please

    1. Love Peoples says

      dear better way is to claim your warranty

  4. Speedy says

    I have a HTC Desire 500, but With the wrong system Language for my needs.
    It looks like it has Nordic Languages, and I would like to have russian.
    I can choose russian keyboard, but not system Language.
    Any idea what can be done?
    Software Version 1.20.401.3
    Kernel version 3.4.0-g8a4aa69
    CW Z4_U_JB412_SENSE50 HTC_Nordic_News/28388
    Thanks for put me in the right direction…

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