Panicking - reset phone to locked/stock (toro), system ui has stopped loop
I have been having so many issues with my phone of late, I decided to just throw it back to locked and stock. I am doing the initial bootup after a complete wipe and factory restore to stock ROM, and while it is going through the initial set up, every time it tries to display the softkeys at the bottom of the screen, it pops up with "Unfortunately system UI has stopped", and is preventing me from completing the setup of the device. I am really at my wits end, as the device is now back at square one complete and total stock. Please, if anybody has any ideas, I'd really appreciate your help. I am about 6 months out from the end of my contract, so I'm not really in a position to replace the phone.
To paraphrase Princess Leia, "Help me xda-developers; you're my only hope."
P.S. Can't figure out how to delete the thread - I was able to push my way through the initial setup, and once the system got into the launcher, the softkeys appeared, and so far the phone appears to be working. It's going to be a long 6 months.
P.P.S. Everybody here in these forums is !@#$ing awesome, so please continue to be that way. (At least those that have responded to me have been anyway.)