Good news if you’re a Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 owner today, with word coming out of xda-developers that the Android handset has finally been rooted.  It’s not an ideal solution, at least not yet – it requires SETool, a flashing system that runs on dedicated hardware – but the guys there are hoping that it’s the first step in delivering a software-based system.

As for what you can achieve with your rooted X10, there are already custom ROMs being cooked up that delete Sony Ericsson’s system-dominating social networking apps, that add extra access to the underlying Android OS, and more.  We’ll be keeping an eye on things for a software-based root method.

[via xperiax10.net]