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When I try to open the Setting app on my Android device, it stays on for like a half a second and then closes.

Usually when this happens to me, what I do is I clear cache or if that won't help, even the data of the application. So basically, settings is not working, so go to settings, apps, settings and clear cache. I hope everyone sees the catch here.

I've tried restarting the phone, but settings app still crashes. I've noticed that if I am fast enough I can get into the submenu of the settings, so I've spent 30minutes training my fingers to open settings, scroll down and click Apps in less than half a second. I was lucky and managed to get into Apps (which didn't crash), found Settings app and when I tried to clear cache, Apps crashed and Settings doesn't work either.

What can I do? I would love to avoid factory reset.
Phone: Meizu M6 (with Flyme 7.1.1.0G)
Android version: I don't know, can't access About the phone from settings.

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You can try booting the phone into safe mode and see if the problem persists if so then you might have corrupted system files and you'll need to reflash the ROM to fix that.

  • Probably a naive question, but how do you boot in safe mode? – magma Aug 27 at 6:48
  • You can do that by booting the phone normally and getting to the power menu by long pressing the power button and then touching and holding on reboot (or power off icon depending on the vendor) until it prompts to reboot into safe mode, accept the prompt to reboot into safe mode. – Gowrishankar the Great Aug 31 at 17:23

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