Using stock recovery : NOTE : The following steps below won't work if you have ClockWorkMod. I've figured out that you can open Android system recovery 3e with the following steps, it's preinstalled on Pantech Breakout... Turn off your phone Once off, hold the search button and hold the power button. Keep holding the two buttons till you get an Android minifigure with an updating picture. Once you have an exclamation mark next to an Android minifigure screen, press the Menu key (The button with the 4 tiles) You're in recovery. Android system recovery 3e (Stock) Pantech Breakout - YouTube The recovery menu basically has these options : reboot system now - Reboots your phone. apply update from sdcard - It seems to let you manually install software updates or something but has been said to flash roms before. wipe data/factory reset - Obviously wipes all your data and factory resets. wipe cache partition - Not sure. backup /system - Makes a backup of your /system/ to sdcard/b_system rooted - Tells you if you're rooted or not. QUESTION : Is it possible to flash BreakoutRoot.zip (mtmichealson's root method) via Android system recovery 3e? The thing is, there's an option in the recovery menu called "apply update from sdcard" and essentially lets you choose a .zip to apply. I'm wondering if I could use BreakoutRoot.zip (by mtmichealson) and this could root my phone without having to get ClockWorkMod. I've heard this can flash ROMs and things like that before. Does anyone have any idea?