How to Root the Pantech Burst

We saw an LTE powered smartphone by Pantech, called Burst, at this year’s CES. However, there doesn’t seem to be much buzz about the smartphone. The smartphone comprises of a 1.5GHz processor, 16GB Storage and 1GB of RAM. These specs make the phone a high-end smartphone and if you bought this smartphone and interested in rooting it, here we have a guide for that. The following guide explains how you can root your Pantech Burst smartphone, here you go.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You must have ADB installed on your PC. You can see our guide on how to install ADB.

2. Rooting your phone will void its warranty. However, you can unroot your phone or install the stock firmware to regain the warranty.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Boot Image (Download link’s given in the first post)

III. Rooting the Pantech Burst:

1. Download and place the Root Boot Image file in the ADB folder. It is the folder where you installed the ADB.

2. Connect your smartphone to your PC using the USB cable.

3. Open a Command Prompt Window in the ADB folder. To do so, right-click on any empty area on the screen while holding the Shift key on your keyboard, then choose Open command window here option.

4. Run the following command using the Command Prompt Window:

adb reboot bootloader

5. Your smartphone should reboot into the bootloader mode.

6. Now, run the following command using the same Command Prompt Window:

fastboot boot prestoroot.img

7. Wait for the Fastboot to root your smartphone.

8. Reboot your smartphone when it is rooted.

9. Head to the Play Store and download the Superuser app on your smartphone.

Congrats ! You now have full root access on your smartphone and just like the Superuser app, you can download any root-only app from the Play Store and install it on your smartphone.

IV. Flash a Custom Recovery Image (Optional):

1. If you would like to flash a custom recovery image in order to flash custom ROMs, head to the How To Flash a Custom Recovery Image on the Pantech Burst to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

28 responses to “How to Root the Pantech Burst”

  1. Moneyrules says:

    Thanks so much! This was the best guide I have found!

  2. ELEMR says:


  3. gio says:

    how much time do i have to wait after fastboot boot prestoroot.img?

    • Mahesh Makvana says:

      It shouldn’t take much time. You can expect to finish the process under 5 minutes.

      • Brandi says:

        I know this is an old post and question but after I put in the prestoroot.img boot cmd it has been stuck on the restart ‘pantech’ screen, it’s been about 10 mins since I did that.. is this normal? should I just keep waiting?

  4. arun says:

    does this work with burst’s newly released ics version?

  5. skm_shubham says:

    always showing devicve serial number with offline tag
    any suggestions.

  6. Cor says:

    thanks for your investment… I wil try to contribut wheneveer possibe’

  7. MohammadDustBincolon says:

    how to root in ICS

  8. Yesca says:

    im getting this error when I try to root my pantech burst. cannot load ‘prestoroot.img’ Result too large
    I already took all my pictures and songs off my phone and also some apps. still cannot get this too work. PLS HELP

  9. Bryan Torres says:

    It tells me the device is not found…?

  10. Zach says:

    HALP ive gone to the page where it has the “how to install ADB software” and i try over and over ive done deleting everything and doing it again but HALP it still says “device not found. I really suck at computers so is there a simple answer? If not i’ll just give up. BTW im running Windows 7

  11. Wolfie says:

    Keep getting stuck at the Pantech screen after step 7. Any fixes? I have an unlocked, ICS Burst

  12. Adama Doumbia says:

    This Worked perfectly fine with my Pantech burst ICS after installing PDANet. Thanks for the tutorial

  13. guest says:

    after the fast boot pre image, it says, waiting for device… and nothing happen.. what do i do???

  14. ray says:

    Worked perfectly, except the phone isn’t rooted.

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