HTC Desire HD – Tutorial to Install MIUI Custom ROM Firmware

Sanjana December 23, 2011 0

An all new version of MIUI custom ROM has arrived for HTC Desire HD known as 1.12.16 firmware. This firmware is inspired from the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version and provides better battery backup with great looks and awesome support for add on apps. It is to be noted that this is not the officially launched firmware but is built by the third party developers. We have already covered the procedure on how to update Desire HD with Runny Mede Gingerbread Custom ROM. 

htc desire hd

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The update procedure is only applicable to HTC Desire HD phones that are network unlocked so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.


You must backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download MIUI Package for Desire HD

Steps to Update Desire HD with MIUI Custom ROM Firmware:

Step-1: Download MIUI Package for Desire HD from the Must Have section to your computer. Connect the smartphone via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time to copy the downloaded zip file. After copying is done, remove the connected USB Cable and enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”.

enable usb debugging

Step-2: Power off your phone to enter into Recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up key + OK button and holding both press Power button simultaneously. If the device boots up in normal mode, try to enter into Recovery mode repeatedly using the correct button combinations.

recovery mode

Step-3: In Recovery mode choose the option of ”Install zip from SD Card” then select ”Choose zip from SD Card” to choose the MIUI zip file placed in your phone. After selecting the file it will take 10-15mins to complete the process of firmware updation.

Step-4: Once the update is successfully applied, you will land up in Recovery mode again. So choose the option of “++++Go Back++++” then select “Reboot system now” option to reboot the device.

Thus you can successfully update your HTC Desire HD with MIUI Custom ROM Firmware by following the above mentioned steps.

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