Samsung Droid Charge root solution emerges to shakeup your warranty
Now there is a way to gain complete access to the Samsung Droid Charge, which you might want for various reasons. While it's not advisable to potentially void warranty this way, since the root method is permanent, it is still nice to know that you have options.
You will need the ChargeRoot file from the source link, as well as the Android Software Development Kit, which can be downloaded off of Google's Android website. The SDK requires a fair bit of components to be installed, but once you follow the step-by-step instructions, it is fairly straightforward. A nice video how to install it can be found on YouTube, and hit the source link below for further instructions, if you feel like gaining root access to your Samsung Droid Charge.
The process is fairly convoluted, and requires typing in command lines, so if you don't feel like playing developer don't bother with it, unless you love tinkering with your phone more than the risk involved.
1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4746; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Hey it's simple, ROOT at your own risk. If you don't know what you are doing, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE be careful. You can brick your phone, have its warranty voided & then you won't be able to use your carriers insurance to replace the phone. If you know anyone who has experience rooting their phones, have them help or show you how to do it. That is the way I learned & since then I feel VERY comfortable rooting my phones. I just can't wait until late August so the HTC Evo 3D has its bootloader unlocked so I can root that badboy. It’s going to be so much fun!
2. Synack (Posts: 673; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Why on Earth would anyone want a permanent root? It's so easy to flash ROMs that are already rooted these days. And if you ever wanted to unroot your device, all you would have to do is type a few commands in terminal on the phone or ADB and you're done. Or just flash back to stock if your phone has problems. Odin is your friend.
4. deezy (Posts: 46; Member since: 10 Feb 2011)
I agree and think everyone should learn odin and adb even before rooting with 1 click methods but that's not always gonna happen
5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4746; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
That is right, in a perfect world what you say should be the golden rule of rooting, but there will be THAT person who will almost always brick their phone.
6. Charge (unregistered)
This method hasn't worked for a while, verizon sent out an update. Don't even bother trying this.
7. Steve.G (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
t=1122657- Did this method a long time ago and it works flawlessly. You're behind the curve here, PhoneArena.
8. iamblarr (unregistered)
LOL that's the exact guide I used. It's incredibly noob proof and helped me(a first time rooter/user of Odin/smartphone user)do all of this in less than 30 minuets(I did of course read the guide like 10 times to make sure I didn't miss anything), I've been rooted for weeks running an overclock voodoo lagfix kernel with a debloated & rooted ROM, phone gets 1600 in quadrant without even overclocking(as opposed to the 900 it gets out of the box)
9. Kuasa (unregistered)
So it is possible to root my Verizon Samsung Charge with no probs following this:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?
Please respond to kuasa at hotmail dot com. That would be greatly appreciated. :-)