After many months of putting off rooting my phone for fear of bricking it, I finally took the plunge with custom rom’s having become bored with the vanilla HTC Sense UI and frustrated by the vodafone bloatware on the phone.
Root and went perfectly but install of the custom rom failed first time with a constantly looping splash screen.
Turned out I needed to do a complete wipe of the cache and a factory reset of the phone. Re-flashing the phone brought me to a working phone again.
Only prob after that was the lack of Google Market(play) but a quick search gave a solution on the CM wiki
A little tweaking of themes and wallpapers and I’ve got a phone I’m happy with again.
Next step will be a decent ROM of ICS.