At CES this year, Pantech announced the Burst, its first smartphone to run on AT&T's LTE network. At a measly fifty bones with a two-year contract, its 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage give this little device quite a bang for the buck.

As such, quite a few people may be temped to scoop this little guy up, but there's one major drawback for many users: lack of developer support. It's no secret that some Android devices are much more supported than others by the development community, and a not-yet-rooted Android device is very unappealing to many people.

Fortunately, our boy jcase, along with developers Attn1 and IOMonster, found a pretty simple method for rooting this top-of-the-budget-pyramid device after several days of working on it. Ready? Let's get started.

What You'll Need:

That's it. With your phone plugged into your computer, navigate to the folder where you downloaded prestoroot.img and launch a command prompt (shift+ right click > open command window here; Note: this doesn't work in Windows 7's libraries - you must be in the actual folder). Once you've done that, execute the following commands:

  • adb reboot bootloader

Allow the phone to boot into the bootloader before continuing.

  • fastboot boot prestoroot.img

At this point, just wait for the phone to do its thing and reboot. Once it's fully booted, reboot it once more. After it's ready to go again, install SuperUser from the Play Store, and you're done.

See? Stupid-easy. If you happen to hit any snags, however, head over to this thread on Rootzwiki for support.