Recently, I decided to root my HTC Desire 500. I am a newbie in this topic, ( even though I rooted 2-3 devices, but they were old, so I just used SuperOneClick or Z4Root) so I tried to google it, and found this guide.
So first, I tried to unlock the bootloader. I headed to the htcdev website and followed the instructions. I installed the HTC sync as well. I turned off my phone, and launched the bootloader mode. The HTC sync popped up, and scanned my music, but in the left corner I saw a sign: No phone connected...
That was prety worrying for me, but after that, the Windows told me that it can't recognise the connected device. I continued anyway, downloaded the fastboot binary,but I got another error when I tried to run the "fastboot oem get_identifier_token" command, something like: the program can't launch because the AdbWinApi.dll is missing, then it just stopped working. I quickly grabbed the dll from the internet, and ran the command again, but I got another error message: <waiting for device>, and now I don't know how to continue. I tried plugging my phone in when it was turned on, and now everything recognised it, so somehow when it's turned off, the Windows can't identify it. USB debugging is turned on, and fastboot is turned off in the phone's settings. Some more info, that can be helpful: this is what I see in bootloader mode:
Z4U PVT SHIP S-ON RL
Aug 1 2013,15:50:50.0
It's a single SIM version.
As I told before, I am a beginner, so please be detailed when replying, and I am sorry for wasting your time guys if it's that easy, but I was unable to find the solution... I also have several other questions in this topic after solving the problem, so please stay in touch with me. Any help would be really appreciated.
Lot of thing happened after that, I installed several drivers, but the main problem is the same: Windows can't see my phone, no matter what I try...