SOLVED: Freepbx login hangs after update

I’m running freepbx 12 on centos 6, I did an update of some modules and now I can’t log in, the GUI page hangs. Normally when I log in I get a blue progress bar filling from left to right but that’s not happening now. See this screenshot.
Can I repair this? or do I have to wipe and re-install?

Have you tried clicking anywhere else. Pretty sure you can do that.

yes the menus come down when I click them but if i click on anything it just goes back to the login screen.
In the meantime I’ve solved it so for anyone else with this problem here’s what worked - in the console:

/etc/init.d/httpd restart
amportal restart