I had that exact same problem (with the stripe down the middle of the screen) occur for me upon directly installing 2.1. I simply went back and installed 2.0 & then 2.1 in case something was missed in the new installer. That seemed to do the trick. Now It actually shows the new skin nicely, but it freezes upon pressing the menu button the 1st time. So I am still looking into that. The flash clock seems to be working fine though. It looks like a moon circling the planet or something right?