All of this seems to be working fine for me but remember you use everything here at your own risk. I nor anyone else will be held responsible for your phone. Rooting your phone will void your warranty. So please keep in mind YOUR PHONE = YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
***DISCONTINUED: This project has been permanently discontinued and will no longer receive any updates or support***
Straight Talk LG Optimus Q (LGL55C)
The only other requirement is your phone needs a data connection of some kind as you will need to download some stuff on your phone.(Yes wifi counts)
Ok to do this you will need to install two apks on your phone to start.
Poot-debug apk (the one for the pcd venture) found at this link at giantpunes original post
Optimus Elite root with an apk
Ministro II Apk (wich can be found on google play store here)
MinistroII on Play Store
Here is a couple mirrored links to the apks needed and I used. You can download these and just use your file manager to install them from your sdcard if you don't wanna go searchin for them.
Once these two apks are installed just follow these steps.
1.) Click on Poot apk to open it.
2.) Ministro will then open and ask you to download some libraries click ok to download them.
3.) Once they're downloaded you'll be presented with two options in the poot apk click on the press here to poot button.
4.) Once poot is done you should be rooted.
5.) Go to play store and download Superuser
(poot only pushes the binary file to system/xbin it does not install the apk) Once superuser downloads and installs you should be able to grant apks root access
6.) Now just download Rom Manager from play store then use it to flash recovery.
7.) MOST IMPORTANT STEP: RULE #1 Reboot to recovery THEN MAKE A BACKUP.
(volume keys will scroll up and down, camera button will select an option, and power button will back up a menu when in cwm recovery)
The log that the poot apk displays when finished shows a couple errors. However half way through the log you can see a + where it wrote su to system/xbin and where it sets perms for su. You can ignore the errors. It still works. You can verify this by using the built-in rootchecker in the poot apk.
If you want to use SuperSU you will need to install Superuser first as the binary that poot pushes to phone is for superuser.
Pay close attention to step 9 Remember RULE #1 ALWAYS BACK UP BEFORE DOING ANYTHING NEW FROM NOW ON. I really can't stress that enough it's the best way to keep from havin a paperweight
Once you're done yes you can uninstall poot and ministro as they'll no longer be needed
I have tested this on a bone stock Q and was met with success. I then even installed a stock rom without root or busybox and was able to repeat my success. Actually I did that a couple times and was able to gain root each time so Hopefully this helps make rooting and flashing recovery a little easier for everyone else.
**BIG PROPS, CREDITS, AND THANKS GOES TO THE FOLLOWING**
giantpune - Well duh for the genius that's poot lol find out more about this dev and his great app here
Optimus Elite root with an apk
Playfulgod - for helping to get CWM official and for always being willing to help out the community
**And a huge thanks to all the devs who made all the free apps that make it possible for us to have so many choices**