May 26th, 2012, 02:53 AM
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Limited user interface problem
Early this morning I decided I had enough with bloatware. I decided to root my phone (Samsung Rugby Smart). So I found this: http://androidforums.com/rugby-smart-all-things-root/523330-tutorial-how-root-samsung-rugby-smart.html
It worked! I installed the Titanium Backup app so I could remove some bloatware. I began uninstalling AT&T scanner, Facebook, Qik Lite, AT&T family apps and what not. All of that worked fine. I felt GREAT! Here's where I think the problem began. After deleting those few programs I dug in deeper. I uninstalled TWT Launcher (Touchwiz). I had GO Launcher EX for my UX, so I thought "what the heck, no biggy". It worked! My Phone didn't ask me if I wanted to use TWT Launcher as my default UX. YES! So I dug in deeper. I went to settings> Privacy> Restore to factory settings. I wanted to start from scratch and then start uninstalling bloatware. I often restore my PC, I figured it couldn't be TOO much harder/different then restoring my PC. I've even TRI-booted my computer before. No big deal right? WRONG! When my phone turned back on I got this...
The application Setup Wizard (process com.android.setupwizard) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again
(after finishing android setup). At first, I would hit "force close" and the phone would restart but it NEVER got past the AT&T "Rethink Possible" splash screen. I spent a little time with it and finally got past the splash screen by using the Android recovery mode. NOW when I finish the android step up the error message STILL shows up but I have a VERY limited user interface. I MOSTLY get a black screen but I can see the time and WIFI connection up at the top. If I hold down the home button I can get into my task manger. After getting into my task manger the search button will allow me to do a voice search, which opens my browser. It's like it's half working. I can't see a single app on my home page (not to say they aren't there as I can uninstall apps in my task manger). Anyways, when I turn my phone off and then back on, I can't get past the AT&T splash screen AGAIN, so I have to go BACK into the recovery mode. The cycle just keeps repeating from there.
I've spent HOURS researching but I just keep coming to dead ends.
Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
Oh by the way, I backed up my phone using the Google's default backup sync thing and it doesn't help. I tried to go into depth with my explanation here but I'm sure I missed something. Sorry! Just let me know if anyone has any questions or best guesses for answers! THANKS!