This is my first Android device and my touchscreen is broken and it's my understanding that I need to root it first to be able to disable it as it is causing intermittent issues. I have a laptop running Windows 7 at my disposal if necessary. Several years ago I installed Ubuntu on a machine just to see what it was like. Not by any means and expert on Linux but I had no major issues and found it to be a good learning experience. I am being very cautious because I do not want to do any damage that I cannot repair. Can somebody please point me in the right direction? Thank you in advance for you assistance.