Locked out of Wallet, can't use Brave as a web3 browser :(

Description of the issue:
With the new update, Brave prompted me to create a wallet. I selected to create a wallet using my Trezor, and was then prompted for a password, and told to write down my recovery phrase.

This confused me, as I didn’t think I would need a recovery phrase when using a hardware wallet. I clicked away from that screen, and have been unable to get back to it.

When I open the wallet, it tells me to enter my password. I enter the password I initially set, but I’m unable to log in. There doesn’t seem to be a way to reset my wallet.

I was hoping I could disable the wallet and use metamask as I used to do, but even with the wallet disabled, it seems that Brave is blocking metamask. When I try to use a dapp, i see the following in the console:

inpage.js:1 Uncaught Error: MetaMask detected another web3.
     MetaMask will not work reliably with another web3 extension.
     This usually happens if you have two MetaMasks installed,
     or MetaMask and another web3 extension. Please remove one
     and try again.

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):

OSX El Cap
Version 1.0.0 Chromium: 78.0.3904.97 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Hi David, I’m Tom, the product manager responsible for the current iteration of Crypto Wallets in Brave. I’m sorry that we put you in this situation, it’s very annoying as I know from having been stuck in it a few times myself before.

First of all — since you’re using a hardware wallet, all your crypto assets are safe with the key in your Trezor. The only thing you’re locked out of is Brave’s wallet interface. If you’d like to go back to using MetaMask instead, you just need to turn off Crypto Wallets in settings. It’s in the extensions section and you’ll need to close and re-open Brave after disabling it.

Right now, Crypto Wallets is very much a first release, and there’s a lot that we haven’t built yet — including a way to reset the wallet, or a hardware-wallet-only mode that doesn’t create an additional software wallet in the browser. Right now, unlocking the private key file on disk with your passphrase is how Brave knows to let you into the wallet interface. We’re well aware of the limitations here, and the fixes are on our list. Crypto Wallets was mostly built by one engineer, and they had to switch topics to work on some important components of this week’s 1.0 launch. We’ll be back on Crypto Wallets shortly and will get these frustrating rough edges taken care of.

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