okay, so i rooted using gingerbreak, followed these instructions...
[UNOFFICIAL][ROM][stable:6.5.8,testing:6.6.1] CyanogenMod 7.1.0 (Android 2.3.7) - xda-developers
after several attempts it kept saying failed and installation aborted when I would try to install the ROM (I backed up my phone after I rooted and before I put on the ROM)
so I looked around online for other ROMs and i stumbled upon Phoenix Android
so i gave this one a go, installed flawlessly, but I get no service when it installed it.
So I restored my backup, and still no service, so from my backup, I un-rooted and still no service. I then went into privacy > factory reset, and when I do this it boots up past the android logo, and where my lockscreen should pop up, its black and says com.android.setup has stopped working, and I can't do anything, and it's all black, all I can see is the top status bar showing no service, the time and the battery life.
So I booted into recovery mode and am now back on the phoenix ROM since im serviceless regardless, does anyone have a fix for this? I've been going ape sh*t all day trying to fix this and im so fed up with it.
EDIT: I just tried my SIM in my sister's p500 and it worked fine... so its def something with my phone