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Pantech Burst

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Pantech Burst P9070 (presto)
Pantech Burst P9070 (presto).jpg
Model Number: See Page
Device Type: Phone
Manufacturer: Pantech Pantech-icon.png
Release Date: January 23, 2012
Operating System: Android Android-icon.jpg
Dimensions: 126.5 x 62.5 x 11.4 mm
Weight: 122.5 g
Display: 4.0" Super AMOLED, 480x800
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8660 Dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion, Adreno 220
RAM: Not Known
Internal Memory: 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage
Memory Card: microSD, microSDHC
Networks: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100

Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n
USB: Not Known
Bluetooth: 3.0
GPS: Yes
Video out: Not Known
Camera: 5 MP autofocus w/ LED flash, 720p video capture
Secondary Camera: VGA
Battery: 1650 mAh Li-ion
Other features
Additional Features: Not Known


This is AT&T's first budget 4G LTE phone, bringing LTE out of the high end and making the new data technology accessible to both high and low end buyers. It is still on sale as of August 18, 2013 for free with a two year contract or around $100 on Ebay (unlocked).


The Pantech Burst can be pushed beyond what it can do out of the box. Known by board name "presto", this device is more capable than you can imagine.


What you need
Android SDK
The Burst Hack Tools

The USB Connection mode must be set to USB Storage. See #ADB_Drivers for related info.

Steps [Windows Users]
Click "Download for other platforms"
Select the Windows bit you are running (you can varify this by right clicking on My Computer and select Properties
Extract it to your desktop
Download The Burst Hack Tools
Extract it to sdk\platform-tools\
Run hack-burst.cmd

Custom Firmware

Custom firmware, sometimes known as custom ROMs, can replace the operating system included on the device to add features, bring performance and battery improvements, and update to a newer version of Android.

NOTE: Please upgrade to stock Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich before installing custom firmware, otherwise you will have issues.

Popular Firmwares

  • MIUI Android 4.1 based

Guide to Installing Custom Firmware

  1. Make sure your firmware has been upgraded to the stock Pantech ICS (4.0.4) (see Pantech's website)
  2. Root your phone, unlock the bootloader, and install CWM recovery (using Burst Hack Tools)
  3. Download your desired custom firmware (e.g. CyanogenMod, Slimbean, or Paranoid Android) and place it on the external microSD card
  4. Download the appropriate Google apps from here and place on the external microSD card in the same place
  5. Boot into CWM recovery by turning the device off, then holding Power + Volume- down together
  6. In CWM recovery, select "Backup" and make a backup to the SD card
  7. In CWM recovery, perform a Factory Reset and wipe the /cache
  8. Then, under Advanced, wipe the Dalvik Cache
  9. In CWM recovery, select "Install ZIP from SD card", then "Choose ZIP from SD card"
  10. Select your desired .zip firmware file, then install it in CWM recovery
  11. Repeat the previous step with the Google apps package
  12. In the CWM recovery main screen, select "Reboot system"
  13. The new firmware should boot up for you to use. If it doesn't work or it bootloops, reboot into recovery and restore the backup you made and try again.

Partition List

mmcblk0p1 /firmware

mmcblk0p8 /boot

mmcblk0p13 /system

mmcblk0p14 /data

mmcblk0p15 /persist

mmcblk0p16 /cache

mmcblk0p17 /tombstones

mmcblk0p18 /recovery

mmcblk0p19 /etc/firmware/misc_mdm

mmcblk0p27 /mnt/sdcard

mmcblk1p1 /mnt/sdcard/external_sd

ADB Drivers

If you're having trouble installing drivers on Windows 7 (or earlier versions) try these steps:

  • Uninstall all existing Pantech software and restart your computer
  • Install the Pantech Suite
  • Run the Driver EXE file found here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Pantech\Pantech PC Suite\Drivers. This will extract some drivers.
  • Connect your phone with USB Debugging enabled: Developer Options --> Android Debugging/USB Debugging.
  • In Windows under the Device Manager (Control Panel), you may see "Android" as an unknown device. Right click and select "update driver". Choose from the list of available drivers under "Android Phone". There should be only one choice "Pantech Android ADB Interface Ver1". If you are successful, you will see this listed under "Android Phone".

Custom Recoveries

Changing from ClockworkMod to TWRP

This assumes you have a rooted phone and can install an app in the phone.

  • Download TWRP for the Pantech Burst from here
  • Inside the ZIP file there's a file "recovery.img". Copy this file to any location on your phone's SD card.
  • Install the Recovery tools app and run it. Use "Flash other Recovery" and browse to the "recovery.img" file that you just copied.
  • It will ask you if you want to reboot into Recovery. Do that and verify that its successful.

When you have booted into the TWRP recovery and your phone is connected to the computer, in Windows Device Manager a driver called "Google Galaxy Nexus ADB Interface" will appear under "Android Phone"

Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade

Official Upgrade Link

Tip to get ICS upgrade to work on burst: - I had to put my phone into OS upgrade mode in order to get it to work. It kept telling me that I already had the latest update installed which was Gingerbread OS. - Steps to get upgrade to work on my Pantech Burst (hope this helps someone else):

1) Download Pantech PC Suite and install it on a Windows 7 PC (I used a virtual machine) here:

2) Power off the phone (shutdown)
3) Power on the phone while holding down the power button and the volume down button at the same time
4) This will boot it into an software upgrade mode
5) Attach the phone via USB to your machine that has Pantech PC suite installed
6) Run the Pantech Burst OS Upgrade tool
7) Now it should detect the phone as being able to upgrade, run the upgrade.
8) Follow on-screen instructions of the utility

Hope that helps!



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