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    I have the AT&T variant running 4.1.2. I bought it May 10th and it's be running perfectly since then. All of a sudden this morning when I try to open the settings I get a message saying, "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped".

    In every other way, the software seems fine. This is kind of a problem because how can I do a factory reset without access to the settings? I've already done a full back up to the SD card using Helium (which I can't unmount without access to the settings come to think of it).

    Does anyone know how to do a factory reset without using the settings menu?
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    Default Re: "Unfortunately, settings has stopped"

    Are you rooted with a custom recovery?

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    Default Re: "Unfortunately, settings has stopped"

    No. The phone has not been rooted. Is there a way to re-install the Android update?
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    Default Re: "Unfortunately, settings has stopped"

    I found a strange work around. Apparently asking Google Now (voice?) to open settings still works. I just can't use the settings app. It is just so weird because everything else on the phone is working like a charm. (shrug).
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    Default Re: "Unfortunately, settings has stopped"

    I ended up doing a full Helium (Carbon) back up and then a factory reset. That fixed the issue and it has not returned.

    From my LG Optimus G E970
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    Updated Google Search and now I'm getting the message again. SOB. I'm at work and Helium/Carbon is on my home machine which means I can't do a backup from here

    I wish I knew if this was a JB issue or an LGOG issue.

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    Default Re: "Unfortunately, settings has stopped"

    Turn the phone off then hold power and volume down til home buttons flash then let go of power n keep holding volume down until it boots into recovery then use volume buttons to navigate to factory reset and use menu button to select it

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