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  1. Marius Alksnys's Avatar
    Thank you, this saved me a lot of time!
    Just in my case it was Set Up New User activity that helped instantly.
    11-06-2016 06:15 AM
  2. itsgalf's Avatar
    Hello, the solution worked for my wife's Moto X Pure (same problems). I don't understand why it worked, but it did. Thank you
    11-11-2016 06:38 PM
  3. Anthony Lambe's Avatar
    You're a fantastic man
    11-16-2016 03:38 AM
  4. heisenb's Avatar
    Great! it worked for me as well. I have been looking for a solution since 2 months! Great guy!
    11-30-2016 07:58 AM
  5. Mezzaveli 987's Avatar
    Holly **** I fixed everything!!!!

    I tried what this website says but I could not change my phone's mode from "Charging" to "Software installation" so the following option did not work:
    How To Fix Missing Home And Recents Buttons, And Notification Shade That Refuses To Pull Down After Android Update

    So I went to this website where that fix was originally posted: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PaulOBr...ts/8EGNvpY9jQa

    And I followed what the user Mike Tompkins said: "Did this using nova launcher. Long press home screen choose shortcut, activities, setup wizard, setup wizard test activity. Creates shortcut, open follow directions. Not sure if it really helps. Didn't have issue."

    And it worked!!

    Here's the fix, being broken down dummy style:
    1) Download Nova Launcher & set it as default to replace TouchWiz.
    2) Long press on the home screen.
    3) Choose Widgets.
    4) At the top, under Nova Launcher, scroll to the right & press & hold on Activities and place it somewhere empty on the home screen.
    5) Scroll down to Setup Wizard. I saw 2 Setup Wizard options.
    6) Under the first Setup Wizard option, I opened it & scrolled down to the 3rd choice which said ".SetupWizardTestActivity". It might be in a different spot for you, but look at the small writing, that's how I saw this one.
    7) Select that to create the widget shortcut.
    8) Open it. Apparently you're supposed to have a menu to go through and just click through "Next", but there wasn't one for me.
    The screen just flashed and then next thing you know, everything works!

    Thank you to the geniuses that found this solution!!
    Thanks dude - saviour!!!! Been dealing with this issue for like a week.
    12-31-2016 08:07 PM
  6. kobi cohen1's Avatar
    thanks so much! worked for me too
    I just don't understand how and why it happened
    I innocently just updated my software as it was suggested by the phone
    01-02-2017 02:17 PM
  7. hassanmurad's Avatar
    I did this when I clicked the new green android icon created on screen after creating shortcut.

    It showed me blue screen with YELLOW button to do next, when I click that i get an error unfortunately, setup wizard has stopped and I cannot go beyond that.

    I tried restarting everything but did not help
    01-04-2017 02:49 PM
  8. Dom DeLuise's Avatar
    All this did was brick my phone, I'm stuck in setupwizardactivity.
    One minute, I'm texting my mother, the next my notifications won't pull down and my home buttons won't work - so I look for a solution, find this one, and voila! Bricked! Tried safe mode, tried reboot into recovery, tried wiping cache partition but I'm stuck in this setupwizardactivity nonsense. It's amazing how far you can fall in just a couple minutes - amazing flawless brand new phone to absolutely ****ed.

    Is this some kind of joke? Am I being trolled?
    01-08-2017 05:35 PM
  9. Arif012's Avatar
    All this did was brick my phone, I'm stuck in setupwizardactivity.
    One minute, I'm texting my mother, the next my notifications won't pull down and my home buttons won't work - so I look for a solution, find this one, and voila! Bricked! Tried safe mode, tried reboot into recovery, tried wiping cache partition but I'm stuck in this setupwizardactivity nonsense. It's amazing how far you can fall in just a couple minutes - amazing flawless brand new phone to absolutely ****ed.

    Is this some kind of joke? Am I being trolled?
    It worked for me just now I was stressing out. I've got an S7 and I used the method, I went trough the process and it got stuck on setupwizardtest was freaking out so I restart my phone then it was still there, I pressed next repeatedly then it worked.
    Notatechguy likes this.
    01-09-2017 07:22 PM
  10. Kalyan Khadka's Avatar
    At last when I Click next Button it says "Unfortunately, Setting has Stopped". Then I restart my galaxy S7 edge then all of a sudden it works. Thanks, But I didn't know how does it works & what have I done to my android?
    01-31-2017 09:21 AM
  11. Ekobeko10's Avatar
    Holly **** I fixed everything!!!!

    I tried what this website says but I could not change my phone's mode from "Charging" to "Software installation" so the following option did not work:
    How To Fix Missing Home And Recents Buttons, And Notification Shade That Refuses To Pull Down After Android Update

    So I went to this website where that fix was originally posted: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PaulOBr...ts/8EGNvpY9jQa

    And I followed what the user Mike Tompkins said: "Did this using nova launcher. Long press home screen choose shortcut, activities, setup wizard, setup wizard test activity. Creates shortcut, open follow directions. Not sure if it really helps. Didn't have issue."

    And it worked!!

    Here's the fix, being broken down dummy style:
    1) Download Nova Launcher & set it as default to replace TouchWiz.
    2) Long press on the home screen.
    3) Choose Widgets.
    4) At the top, under Nova Launcher, scroll to the right & press & hold on Activities and place it somewhere empty on the home screen.
    5) Scroll down to Setup Wizard. I saw 2 Setup Wizard options.
    6) Under the first Setup Wizard option, I opened it & scrolled down to the 3rd choice which said ".SetupWizardTestActivity". It might be in a different spot for you, but look at the small writing, that's how I saw this one.
    7) Select that to create the widget shortcut.
    8) Open it. Apparently you're supposed to have a menu to go through and just click through "Next", but there wasn't one for me.
    The screen just flashed and then next thing you know, everything works!

    Thank you to the geniuses that found this solution!!
    Dude i made an account here to thank you. I was sucked 2 weeks in this bug. But dude literally youre my biggest hero of 2017 ������
    Notatechguy likes this.
    02-04-2017 07:53 PM
  12. Notatechguy's Avatar
    This doesn't work for me on my partners moto xplay. I'm now stuck on the setup screens. Clicking next does nothing as it goes through all the options then just starts again. Switching the phone off restarts it into this setup.... Help!
    Tbf that was for the Samsung Galaxy S7E but even me in my s7e had what you had - setup screen with nothing. I restarted it, looked the same. Thought "oh no, it was just malicious scan" but it's not! Press the home button once, be patient and wait and... voila! Great fix, thank you main guy!
    02-12-2017 08:06 PM
  13. Notatechguy's Avatar
    Same here! I made an account just to thank him and reassure everyone this is def the way to go. You might come to a blue setup screen that doesn't seem to go further to next screen but just press home button and you'll be fine! I chose to go back to touchwiz as my screens look better that way and working 100% I think. Thanks guy!
    02-12-2017 08:08 PM
  14. TiaSimone's Avatar
    Hey!
    03-11-2017 03:38 PM
  15. TiaSimone's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I bought an S7 Edge almost 2 weeks ago and for the most part the phone has been perfect. But I did have some problems, mainly anytime I would use the "IHeart Radio" app the phone would restart and while that was annoying I just dealt with it. However now, am I'm not sure they are related, neither the recent apps (or multi-task) button nor the settings button in the tray at the top doesn't work. Also, I hear notifications come in like texts or news alerts however they don't show in the tray when I pull it down.

    I've done a bit of googling up to this point with nobody else experiencing quite what I have and was wondering if anybody else has had these problems, or if anybody knows a fix.

    Just so you know I've uninstalled any apps that I had installed just prior to the issue starting, and yes I've restarted.

    Thanks for any help.

    Hey! Im having the same exact issues with my note 5. Did you find a solution?
    03-11-2017 03:43 PM
  16. edwinfad's Avatar
    Thanks a million. It worked for me like magic. You saved me a lot.
    03-30-2017 10:50 PM
  17. Mr_cozas's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I bought an S7 Edge almost 2 weeks ago and for the most part the phone has been perfect. But I did have some problems, mainly anytime I would use the "IHeart Radio" app the phone would restart and while that was annoying I just dealt with it. However now, am I'm not sure they are related, neither the recent apps (or multi-task) button nor the settings button in the tray at the top doesn't work. Also, I hear notifications come in like texts or news alerts however they don't show in the tray when I pull it down.

    I've done a bit of googling up to this point with nobody else experiencing quite what I have and was wondering if anybody else has had these problems, or if anybody knows a fix.

    Just so you know I've uninstalled any apps that I had installed just prior to the issue starting, and yes I've restarted.

    Thanks for any help.

    Hello Guys i also have thuis problem at my activiteiten i only have Activaring mobile service thats the only optioneel i have please help me thnx
    05-04-2017 02:07 PM
  18. plprashanth1's Avatar
    Hello, I am having the same issue.

    I dont see ".SetupWizardTestActivity" this option on Nova Launcher. Help needed please.
    06-07-2017 03:05 PM
  19. derekmg's Avatar
    This fix worked for me to.

    The activity I used for the Nova launcher widget was called 'Setup Wizzard.'

    My issue now is that this has re-occured twice. The fix is quick and simple (click the icon I created, got through setup), but does not seem to prevent a re-occurance of the same issues. Has anyone else seen this issue happen more than once? Anyone found a root cause?
    08-28-2017 01:38 PM
  20. mndphaser's Avatar
    Did you try the solutions posted above?
    09-30-2017 07:58 AM
  21. Daniel M Martin's Avatar
    Thank you so much.

    In my case, the SetupWizardTestActivity was not there, but I chose SetupExitActivity, my screen flashed and everything was back to normal!
    09-30-2017 02:35 PM
  22. thisisYashaswi's Avatar
    It's 2018 and I have a Xiaomi Mi A1 running Android Oreo 8.0.0
    I had the same problem and this solution still works!

    Just created an account here at AndroidCentral so that I could thank you for this elegant solution.
    Simply the thought of backing up my data, factory resetting and then reinstalling everything was giving me shivers. Thankfully due to this solution my problem was sorted in 10 mins flat!

    Excellent job! Keep up the good work!
    Javier P likes this.
    01-15-2018 04:17 AM
  23. TECNODUDE's Avatar
    Dude!!! I can't tell you how delighted I am to have come across your post. I literally just created an account to convey my gratitude.

    Thank you very much. Your method works like a sham. I don't even own a Samsung Galaxy. I guess it work on just about any Android device.

    Gracias!
    04-07-2018 09:27 AM
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