If you're the type of Android user who has the SDK stashed on your computer (and let's face it -- if you're reading this, chances are you do), then know that Google has updated it to be in line with the version of Android 2.2 that was released to the Nexus One last week.
For you more common folk, now might be a good time to take a look at installing the SDK (see Jerry's walkthrough here). Why? You're probably going to need it if you want to root your phone, take screen shots or follow along with whatever other hackery we might be talking about on a given day. It's quick, it's easy, and it's available here. [Google Developer blog]
Being new to Android sucks. Cause I don't know what the heck yawl be talkin about half the time. Like, does rooting automatically put 2.2 on your phone? Can you un root after rooting? Does froyo ice cream treats taste good and if I take my wife to a nice restaurant, will the waiter know what I'm talking about?
Lol. All this is fun though and I love this site.
Rooting does not automatically put 2.2 on your phone. This must be done through the use of custom ROMs. I believe the Droid, NexusOne, and Evo have running ROMs for Froyo (albeit with some features missing). Yes you can unroot after rooting. And yes, Froyo is delicious, particulary with fresh fruit. :)
Don't worry. It will come in time. A week or so before I got my Droid I was checking out everything I could about and and only came away with "what the hell are these people talking about!?!!?" 3 days after getting it I'm rooted with froyo. Don't over think it. Just read, absorb and try it.
Thank you for signing up to Android Central. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.