Developers running by the names of Jerpelea, biktor_gj and Bin4ry have successfully gained root access to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 smartphone. The terrible trio have also put together a step-by-step walk-through guide aimed at the uninitiated. This way, anyone should be able to grab root access to their Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. Please check out the forum thread here from XDA to understand more.
I am really glad that this attractive looking device has found some community support. Perhaps SE don’t ‘get’ the market just yet, but one of the main reason consumers of the little green robot variety like to buy a phone is because of the functionality they can receive via the software that powers the hardware. This directly translates to which version of Android they are running. How SE thought the X10 would become really popular running Android 1.6 is a little odd. Fine, there is an official update in the works, but to 2.1 only. Perhaps they genuinely thought their Timescape and Mediascape interfaces would take off and become as fabled as the HTC UIs.
Now the X10 is up for some Froyo action, albeit unofficially, chances are this phone might stand a little bit more of a chance. There should be some sort of official popularity ranking-system for Android mobile devices based on how fast they are rooted. Example? EVO 4G rooted prior to actual launch. Xperia X10 rooted, well, half a year afterwards. Enough said.
[via: Android and Me]