I just updated my Vero 4K to the latest version (cannot tell you number as I will explain).
After the update, I watched a movie file using the mimic skin and it worked fine.
I’m still trying to figure out which skin I like best, so after the movie I looked around and tried installing the first one available. I do not know the name, but the icon was the famous image of man by Leonardo da Vinci
It was applied and now I cannot access settings. Using the remote, I can shift between menu items and even go into tv, movies and music and see my media. However, if I try to go to settings or add-ons, nothing happens. The little swoosh noise happens, but nothing on the screen. I unplugged the device to reboot it and that did nothing.
How do I get away from this skin if I can’t enter settings? If possible, I would rather avoid wiping the whole device clean and have to spend hours setting it up again.
While using SSH to gain access to the box did work, the problem persists, so I am wondering if it is related to the update since it only started then.
Doing as you advised, I was able to reset the skin back to the default OSMC skin. However, the problem persists. The default skin has 2 settings section and only one them works. The first one does nothing, the second goes into settings. The Add-Ons section also does nothing and cannot be accessed. The Movie/Music/TV sections work as they should.
Just start with a fresh set of Kodi settings (my recommendation in your case):
Login via SSH and execute sudo systemctl stop mediacenter mv .kodi .kodi_backup sudo systemctl start mediacenter
Starting with a fresh install for OS (Debian) and MC (Kodi)
For this you would have to just start clean with a new SD Card installation. And yes for that you would follow Reinstalling OSMC - Vero 4K - OSMC