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I'm about to buy a new Android phone, and I'm looking at the LG Optimus One P500. IMHO it's a little better than comparable models from other brands (eg. Samsung Galaxy Fit), but there's only one problem that I have with it: I want a "pure-Google experience" as in AOSP Android as seen in the Nexus S et al. So, before going ahead and buying it, I'd like to ask whether it's possible to root the phone and somehow achieve what I want (and remove the custom LG modifications, esp. the dock).

Also I've heard that the variant used on the Optimus V isn't modified as much - can that be used with the Optimus One?

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You can ask the offtopic part in our chatroom or a forum or something, but leave it out of the question. – Matthew Read Mar 30 '11 at 18:51

For rooting, see How do I root my phone?

You should be able to use another launcher regardless, but you can get a close-to-AOSP experience with CyanogenMOD. I don't believe that phone is officially supported by CM but someone's porting it:

The XDA Android Development forum for the Optimus One was only recently broken off from the Optimus V forum, so the ROMs probably can be used interchangeably with minor tweaks. I suggest asking on XDA though.

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