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    rooting my android phone

    So, I got this no-contract LG Optimus Q Android phone at Walmart. I am instantly fascinated (my first smartphone), but immensely annoyed with all of the trachphone crapware that runs in the background. I have no idea of my way around Android (and suspect that I am locked out at the hardware level). So, apparently, in order for the great purging to commence, I must go through some arcane procedure known coloquially as "rooting" (apparently, an android geek is a type of javelina). Unfortunately, instructions that I have found online say things like "then launch the xyz.exe file" or "unzip the abc.zip file and then open the C:\somefolder" (backslashes; aaaahh!). In other words, apparently Android geeks don't really know how to use a computer, and so the instructions are just useless to me.

    Help.

    How can I root my LG Optimus Q from Ubuntu Lucid?
    Why is there something rather than nothing?

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    putting ubuntu on lg phone

    hey guys I was thinking on putting ubuntu on my lg phone whether then 2.2 android any thoughts

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    Re: putting ubuntu on lg phone

    Quote Originally Posted by gordie69 View Post
    hey guys I was thinking on putting ubuntu on my lg phone whether then 2.2 android any thoughts
    This article may interest you.
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    Re: putting ubuntu on lg phone

    Quote Originally Posted by bug67 View Post
    This article may interest you.
    Except it has nothing to do with running Ubuntu on the phone an an OS instead of Android.

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    Re: rooting my android phone

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    Re: putting ubuntu on lg phone

    Quote Originally Posted by zombifier25 View Post
    Except it has nothing to do with running Ubuntu on the phone an an OS instead of Android.
    I think it may be as close as one will get for now.
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    Re: putting ubuntu on lg phone

    Quote Originally Posted by bug67 View Post
    I think it may be as close as one will get for now.
    Actually, there are tutorials for installing Ubuntu on an Android phone. Of course, those tutorials presume that you use your Android phone as a plaything, not an essential device.

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