Originally Posted by cybaree
Lol i am silly I did do it all right except after putting into download mode I didn't press volume up to continue lol, rooted now must have been tired last night lol sorry. and thanks. which rom is best to use I really wanna get rid of the bloatware optus has put on.
You're not the first to do that, (or not do that as the case may be).
Congratulations on rooting cybaree
Before rushing into anything, please read the rest of post #2 and make a Titanium and nandroid backup.
You don't have to put a custom ROM on to get rid of bloatware, as mentioned in post #2 but if you really want one, may I suggest CheckROM RevoHD v6. A Gingerbread ROM that is very stable and popular. I'm not recommending an ICS ROM as, IMHO, they are not without their problems still and probably not a good choice for a first time flasher.