My experience is that most stuff i could download played without problems.
What made problems where too high resolution (over 720p) and integrated subtitles.
1080p will play in mp4 files and some MKV encodes, also DTS sound is a deal breaker :p
It is a damn fine media player pad =)
but i did not...
my guess is that the boot.img needs to have an option to boot into a recovery mode and that that option was removed with the upgrade to 2.3
It could also be possible that since i belive the boot.img contains the kernel its instructions are simply not compatible with the recovery that should base...
yes, that is right.
You need one unyaffs version for the 2GB firmwares and another for the HY firmwares.
Have a look at my thread on slatedroid, maybe you can figure out why i never managed to re-pack my unpacked firmware images:
unpacking and packing tcc8900_mtd.img (not fully working) -...
my guess is that there are still firmware partitions on the 8GB card.
you can try chkflsh to 'lowlevel initialize' the card.
another possibility is that faulty sectors on the card have been dissabled to protect your data ;)
a test on the 'physical level' with chkflsh should reveal them too...
My suspicion would be that something with your flash memory or the internal SD card is wrong.
As i said, i never seen that happening and it is amazing that everything seems fine until you unlock the screen =(
Check the download ed .rar file for integrity
remove all files from your SD card
copy the firmware files again
try to flash again.
Today Haipad released a new Android 2.3 firmware by the way:
No, that is a firmware instalation file.
you unpack the .rar to the root folder of your external SD-card
then power the pad on while holding the power and menu or back key until the upgrade system has started.
If you have nothing absolutely important on the internal memory i would reccomend to try to flash the pad newly.
you can use the Haipad M7 firmware that is published HERE
or use the one i have mirrored: M7+__20110402.rar