Well there was an error w nonkey in this dict so I deleted it and started up but still seems to be the same. I dont think it's relevant to my overall issue as I had made another config.plist without those lines. <key>Debug</key> <false/> <key>DropOEM_DSM</key> <false/> <key>ReuseFFFF</key> <false/> Upgrading should have been easy but I got lost along the way. Id like to take control of whatever the hell it is I'm booting. I am trying all these fixes for audio and sleep which may be pointless as I'm not even sure if they're having an effect on the intended boot. When I load macos recovery it says it cant even find my sparsebundle so I want to make this work without having to do a fresh.