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Overclock HTC Inspire 4G / Desire HD To 1.8Ghz On CyanogenMod 7

The HTC Desire HD and the HTC Inspire 4G have been pushed even further with an unbelievable 1.8Ghz overclock achieved on the CyanogenMod 7 Custom ROM. XDA-Developers forum member DOAlaboratories has just released a modified kernel of CM7 for the Desire HD and the Inspire 4G. Not only does it allow you achieve 1.8Ghz on your device, it also drops the minimum clock to 122Mhz allowing your device to save ample battery juice.

So far the response and feed back has been quite positive, with no reports of crashes or severe battery drain. So let’s be quick as this overclock is meant to be and get this kernel flashed on your Device. Please note that the flashing procedure would be the same for both the Inspire 4G and the Desire HD. desire hd

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.


  • Rooted HTC Desire HD or Inspire 4G. Click here our guide on how to root the HTC Desire HD. For instructions on how to root HTC Inspire 4G, click here.
  • ClockWorkMod Recovery installed.


  1. Download the kernel. For Desire HD | Inspire 4G.
  2. Move the file to your SD card.
  3. Reboot into recovery.
  4. Make a nandroid backup.
  5. Wipe cache and Dalvick cache. Do NOT wipe factory/reset settings.
  6. Install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > CM7OC_1.1.zip.
  7. Reboot your phone.

There you go, now your Desire HD is ready for some major overclocking! Download SetCPU and adjust to your preference.

For queries and updates, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.


  1. I took the safe route and used MIUI rom for HTC Desire HD and after flashing, just used CPU Tuner.

    works really well when you need oc and can slow down all the way to low 100s if you need to save juice.

    • I used Android Revolution HD and overclocked to 1.8 GHz and the phone just crashed. Don’t think u can go past 1.68 ghz on desire HD

  2. Would it matter what version on CyanogenMod 7 is in use? I have an Inspire4G but I’m running CM7 for Desire HD, would I have to use the Desire kernel instead of the Inspire?

  3. So what are the requirements? I have an inspire 4g with root and s-off, is that all I need? does it work with coredroid?

  4. Don’t think it’s an issue with the rom. Seems more like after you overclock it, it starts to overheat hence the continuous reboots.

  5. I get the same non results as the above.. Phone just keeps booting. This Rom or method is no good. Beware. Do not try this on HTC desire HD!

  6. I’ve done the steps

    now my mobile doesn’t it doesn’t stop rebooting every second

    if there is a solution email me.

    I’m waiting.

    • I fixed it by taking the battery and SD out for 30 seconds before putting back in the phone. Then hold the volume down button while turning phone on. Scroll to ‘recovery’ by using the volume up or down button and then use the power button to select. Phone will load recovery and reboot. Then it should be back to normal. DO NOT USE THIS FILE FOR ROM! IT DOES NOT WORK ON HTC DESIRE HD.

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