My device is HTC Desire 500 (5060) Dual sim purchased 7 days back.
Android Version - 4.2.1
Yesterday I successfully unlock bootloader.
After unlocking boot loader I copied and pasted CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip downloaded from 'http://theunlockr.com/2013/12/20/root-htc-desire-500-dual-sim-version/'
However I was not able to enter recovery and apply the above downloaded zip, as soon as i select the recovery, the phone was getting rebooted. Hence I tried "fastboot erase cache" ("http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1723670")
However this also did not help, so I had flashed 'CWMRecovery_D500_Philz.img' via adb (http://theunlockr.com/2013/12/20/ins...l-sim-version/)
After flashing above, I entered the recovery mode and installed CWM-SuperSU-v0.98.zip via install from sd card mode in recovery.
Post this, the phone was booted up and i was able to see SuperSU, checked with rootchecker and phone status was Rooted!
While opening SU, it was asking for updating binary and while clicking on 'Update', it was saying update failed and phone got rebooted.
This happened for 3 times, hence I decided not to update SU binary and I update the supersu directly from google play.
However even after updating the latest version of Supersu, it was still asking to update binary which I ignored as the phone was getting rebooted.
Main purpose of rooting the phone was to install Link2sd to move certain apps to sd card and removing unnecessary apps. I had uninstalled google play movies, play books and play music.
After that I restarted the phone. Post restarting I was not able to move any app to sd and it was asking that no root permission, while in supersu there was permission granted for link to sd.
I checked the root status and now it was showing your device is not rooted!!
Again I tried to update supersu and it was giving me message that update via CWM for HTD device, hence i clicked on ok and power down the phone. After powering down the phone I tried to enter recovery via volume - and power button same as i did previously, however it did not work.
Tried to power on the phone, it did not work. inserted wall charger and the orange light was blinking but phone did not come to life. removed battery for half n hour along with sd card and sim card but no luck. Charged the phone over night, but still the orange led is flashing (no vibrates). Today handed over the phone to my wife and she visited the service center, the guy said come after half n hour I will check, after half n hour he said that you have rooted your phone and it is not under warranty, you have to get the main board replaced which would cost me around 5500 INR ($84).
Now my wife said that when she had a look the phone was powered on and she said that the guy also showed her that phone is rooted cause he has found supersu app in the phone.
However as soon as he removed the phone from charger again it went dead. I have asked my wife to collect the phone.