[clug] How to use Ubuntu to get root on Alcatel 995 mobile running Android Gingerbread

jhock jhock at iinet.net.au
Sun Aug 25 20:11:15 MDT 2013

Hi Stephen and Scott,

Thanks for your prompt replies.

I tried to work out a few of the different posts that I found using your
suggestions but it seemed too difficult for me. I loaded Android 2.3
onto my EEPC but then I couldn't get that software to recognise the
mobile phone using a USB cable. Anyway, I give up.

It's so frustrating. Android seems to be based on linux but any "easy"
way of rooting or updating the software always seems to require a Micro
$oft Windows operating system. I'm so fed up with the world being locked
into M$. (Deleted a big whine about M$ monopoly)

Anyway, thanks for trying.


On Tue, 2013-08-20 at 14:51 +1000, Stephen Gibson wrote:
> Not sure whether this is relevant, but in the absence of superior 
> replies ...
> Have you considered cyanogenmod?
> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1945825
> The installation process, usually (*) involves gaining root access.
> Steve.
> (*) My experience is limited to a ZTE v9 running CM7.
> On 20/08/13 12:42, jhock wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have an Alcatel 995 that is running Android Gingerbread. I would like
> > to be able to update the operating system and configure the software a
> > bit better, eg. Change some of the time options for the Calendar
> > reminders. I need to have root access to do this. All the software that
> > I can find to root the Android OS is based on Micro$oft Windows.
> >
> > I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my computer. Can anyone tell me how to get
> > root access on my Alcael 995 using my Ubuntu computer?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > John
> >

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