Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rooting Your Burst

Setup Pantech Burst drivers on Windows computer
1-Download and install Pantech PC Suite
2-Launch Pantech PC Suite and update if it asks. When PC Suite is fully updated, plug phone into computer until device is recognized.

Alternative: Download and Install Drivers with [USB_Driver]PSMN_Install_V1_1_0_0.exe
*Note: I have not used this method so I am not sure if it works

Setup Windows computer so you can send commands to phone
1-Download and install Java Development Kit from
2-Download and install Android SDK from
2-Start SDK Manager and check the box next to “Android SDK Platform-tools” and install package.

Setting up Linux for ADB to recognize Pantech Burst

Setup phone so it can receive commands from computer
Go to settings > Applications > Development > turn on USB Debugging

Root phone
1-Download prestoroot.img and save it to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools”
2-Now open your command line and navigate it to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools” folder
3-Run the following command
adb reboot bootloader
4-When the bootloader screen shows up on your phone then wait a few seconds to make sure your phone is recognized by the computer then run the following command
 fastboot boot prestoroot.img
5-After phone reboots itself, shut the phone down and turn it back on again.
6-When the phone boots up this time, download Superuser from Google Play


  1. Do we know if we will lose root with this weeks ICS update?

    1. Not yet. Until the update is released and we can take a look to see what all it will do, we're kind of in the dark at this point. As soon as we find out I will update to let everyone know that comes across this page as well as on xda