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:

  1. Download the latest version of the program from this XDA post to your computer.
  2. Copy the file to your SD card.
  3. 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.
  4. Root root root!
  5. Check whether you have root or not by downloading one of these apps.


Oh, and Gameboid works too.

Download: QR code for http://bit.ly/9wAKC5

Source : Universal Androot via XDA-Developers

Brian O'Toole
Having learnt his writing techniques reading e-Books of Sherlock Holmes, Brian now spends his time /kicking, lurking, SSHing and encoding.
  • http://None LatinSilEighty

    Hey Hey Hey take it easy on the Charm its a really nice phone :) i just got one for my girl so make that #13

    • http://androidpolice.com brian

      I really like the Charm. It's just very difficult to getting hold of right now.

  • John

    does not work on my Charm...I get this message:

    Failed! No~~~Fu goo~~~

  • Kai

    This is because of the 2.1 update 1. Before the update I was able to root it.

  • thankan

    any idea to update charm to android 2.3
    Where can i download the custom rom of android 2.3 compatible for charm