Yes, we looked at how the recently released HTC One X was rooted late yesterday evening, and here we are with another bit of news concerning yet another Android-powered device that will undergo the rooting process. The Pantech Burst will be the willing “victim” this time around, being the first smartphone that runs on AT&T’s LTE network. At just $50 with a 2-year contract while carriying a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 16GB of internal memory, this is a smartphone that is well worth every penny. Unfortunately, since the Pantech Burst is not one of the more popular smartphones out there, developer support is sorely lacking, and hence it is nice to see developers Attn1 and IOMonster discover an easy-as-a-pie method to root the Pantech Burst.
Rooting is a process that allows one to access normally inaccessible files set by the developer of the operating system – Google in this case, so that one is able to gain a greater degree of customization with the smartphone. The rooting process for the Pantech Burst is amazingly simple, where you just need the prestoroot.img file, have Fastboot and ADB installed and working on your PC, and you are good to go. Obviously, do bear in mind that rooting your device normally voids its warranty, and there is a risk that you might end up bricking your device instead.