I have no clue how this just happened. I'm not rooted and I wasn't doing anything to modify it either, I had just opened up the Play store, and then the screen went black. The screen was on, and the softkeys were lit up, but wasn't responding to anything. I tried turning the screen off, tried seeing if it would let me power it down, it wasn't responding to anything. After about 10 minutes of letting it sit there, I finally did a battery pull and started it back up.
As soon as it got to the unlock screen, I could tell whatever just happened wasn't good. It was back to the stock wallpaper, and every 2 seconds I got "Unfortunately, com.android.phone has stopped". In the notification bar I noticed Wifi was on but not connected to the internet, and that I had no cell phone signal whatsoever, even after a minute of being on. I was able to see the home screen, and all of the apps and widgets are there (most of them stuck on loading though), and nothing seems to be helping. I ran it in safe mode, but that hasn't helped at all. I ran a quick google search on the issue, and everyone else seems to have had this problem on the Bionic when they were updating to JB, which is why it makes no sense that this just happened.
I have an upgrade available, but of course 1 month after my upgrade date, the phone suddenly quits on me exactly like my last phone did. I don't want to upgrade because I don't want to get a RAZR which is the only thing Verizon has for Motorola phones, and I'm trying to hold out for the color-customized version of the Moto X which won't be coming out for a few more months. I have a feeling the answer is going to be a factory reset, but in the google search I saw that it was the same answer, only people were being told to do backups, first. Well, doing a backup is rather hard when I have a popup literally every 2 seconds. Is there a way I can do it from the boot menu? The last time I did something like this was with my old Droid 1, and that was 3 years ago.
Upgrading is not an option for me right now. I don't have the money to get a decent phone right now (going off to college next week) and I really don't want a RAZR.
Since nobody is probably awake at this hour, I'll probably google most of this before anyone even reads this, but I'd like to figure out why this happened all of a sudden.