Good news for the 12 people who have managed to get a Motorola Charm - Universal Androot works perfectly well. For the uninitiated, Universal Androot is exactly what it sounds like: an app that can root a whole slew of Android devices (disclaimer: it doesn't unlock /system on all of them, though). Instructions are pretty simple:
- Download the latest version of the program from this XDA post to your computer.
- Copy the file to your SD card.
- Find and install it with your file browser of choice (I choose Android Mate in the market, or you can use Astro). Don’t forget that this ability is only enabled if you check the Settings > Applications > Unknown sources option.
- Root root root!
- Check whether you have root or not by downloading one of these apps.
Oh, and Gameboid works too.