Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rom Manager and what it means for the Pantech Burst

So you've gone and downloaded Clockworkmod's Rom Manager and your wondering,
"I've got a Pantech Burst that I just rooted and I wonder what Rom Manager can do for me"

Well Look no further!

The Pantech Burst recently got a working recovery setup in Clockworkmod's Recovery builder so now we can churn out the newest release as soon as it comes out and have it ready for all you wonderful Burst owners!  I've tested the latest release v6.0.1.4 (both touch and non) and so far they work great!  I've also started collecting several modified stock roms people have been building and uploaded them to the Rom Manager's Rom database so you can download and install straight from rom manager!  

First thing first, you need to make sure your Pantech Burst is rooted.  
Second, make sure if you haven't already download and install the latest CWM Recovery as it will be required to install roms from Rom Manager.
Third, feel free to browse around the roms available in rom manager.  also if you have a rom's update.zip on your sd card you can chose "install from sd card and select the zip file" 

As of the time of this entry there are 2 modified stock roms available in the CWM Rom Database.  I'm currently downloading one of them and will perform an install test to make sure everything is working correctly.  

I'm currently running with the locked bootloader caused from a stock ICS upgrade.  I will also later try this same procedure from one with the unlocked bootloader (fresh GB install or one that was downgraded with the original pdl file)

Updates to follow.....

**Downloaded with no issue.  Gave me the option if I wanted to install now.  When I selected yes it asked if I wanted to perform a backup, factory reset, and wipe davlik and I chose yes to all 3.  When the phone rebooted though there was an error.  and I've posted the error log here .  it looks like Rom manager is saving to the "internal sd" and the CWM is trying to read it from the external sd so its not getting the commands or the file to be installed.  Will update again if we have any updates.  cwm can still be used in the mean time if you download a rom to your external sd and install it from cwm.**

**Do not do this if you have installed the stock ICS update with the pantech software as your bootloader is locked and you will brick**

CWM for Pantech Burst/Presto now on Rom Manger

CWM Recovery both Touch and non touch versions are now on rom manager!

non touch is a free download but the touch version if you manually download it from clockworkmod.com and install is free but to install through Rom manager it will cost you a little.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pantech Burst ICS Kernel Source released!

I awoke this morning to find an email from Pantech in my inbox

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your interest about Pantech Android Smart Phone.

We uploaded new open source for P9070.

You can download that from website http://opensource.pantech.com/


This excites me as this is what a lot of us were waiting on to begin porting Cyanogenmod 9 and 10 to the Pantech Burst.  

I will update if anymore new information comes in.

If you would like to download the kernel source click the link above, then at the top click mobile. from there find p9070 (which is the burst) and download the ICS kernel and compile!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

[Root/Recovery] Pantech Burst/Presto/P9070 with ICS update 10/3/2012

Pantech Burst/Presto/P9070 with ICS update 10/3/2012

How to Root Pantech Burst with today’s ICS update:
Phone fully booted, enable usb debugging
adb push Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip /sdcard/external_sd/
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot boot cwm-
In Clockworkmod, select install zip from sdcard.
Then select Superuser-3.0.7-efghi-signed.zip and install it.
Note: You may have to install it several times before the symlink at the end of the install works.
Reboot the phone.
How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery with today’s ICS update: (root required)
adb push cwm- /data/local/tmp/
adb shell
dd if=/data/local/tmp/cwm- of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p18
Note: CWM does NOT need to be installed.
You can backup and flash just using fastboot boot (recovery.img)
Note: You can brick your phone flashing mmc partitions incorrectly. Beware.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pantech Burst ICS Update Now Live!

@114pm EST someone checked  https://www.pantechusa.com/upgrade/burst/  and found the update is now live and it hasn't even been announced on facebook or twitter!  I will be saving to my dropbox and posting another link shortly!

Burst Upgrade to Android

Ice Cream Sandwich OS

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BurstDo you an Element?


  • 1 GHz or higher Pentium-compatible processor. At least 1 GB of RAM (memory)
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer Running Either Microsoft Windows XP (SP4 or later), 7, Vista, or XP.
  • Administrative Privileges Required To Download & Install Software Including Drivers.
  • High-speed Internet connection to download OS upgrade tool

New User Features

  • Enhanced Home screen canvas switcher edit functionality(In the preview of home screen panels, users can change a main home screen panel).
  • Enhanced Multitasking and Notifications functionality.
  • Enhanced User Interface : Virtual buttons in System bar, contextual options in Action Bar.
  • Support for Face Unlock.
  • Improved text input and spell-checking (Android keyboard)
  • Control over Network data and Powerful web browsing
  • New! Self mode and Panorama capture mode in camera.
  • New! Time-Lapse recording function in video camera.

UI Improvements

  • Improved user interface design with GL library.
  • Support for Native Sync of AT&T Address Book.
  • Improved lock screen.
  • Improved Quick Settings and Detail Settings.
  • Additional Improvement UI interfaces.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

What a letdown

So its Tuesday October 2nd......and still no new information.  I wish I could atleast share something like a time frame when they planned on updating us on the status next but nothing.  and from what it sounds like not only are they keeping us the consumers in the dark but also their own customer service support staff.  they will only find out anything about 2 hours before we do on facebook/twitter.  I will keep checking and hopefully with be able to post something hopeful and upbeat soon.  Until then...