I typically use Wifi Map to log and find passwords for publicly-available wifi (as one would find in restaurants). I’d recently installed segment leader Instabridge to see how it compared.
I didn’t like Instabridge’s intrusive ads and notifications, but the final straw occurred when I tried to use it to connect to a local wifi WAP. I typically don’t do that, preferring to have control over what my phone connects to. But I pressed OK and the phone (an old Blu R1) immediately rebooted and wouldn’t come out of the boot loop. Yay, soft brick.
I forced a reboot into recovery and wiped caches. No change. Finally I dropped back into recovery and completely wiped the phone. I didn’t want to do that as it’s a PITA to set up the phone again, and takes a lot of data I don’t have.
Muffin and I walked to the Seaside convention center that had open wifi, and I set up the phone again. Grrr. I did not reinstall Instabridge.