As always there’s plenty of activity in the development scene for the X8. The latest x8 firmware news and releases from the XDA forums are as follows:
GingerXperia v12 – based on MiniCM but with Xperia apps and nice styling
If you’re not up to date, or starting out from scratch here’s some links to get your device rooted and a recovery installed:
If you’ve tested or use any of the firmware listed please give feedback to other users via the comments.