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GUIDE How to Enable/Disable Verbose mode [Clover/OpenCore]

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How to Enable/Disable Verbose mode [Clover/OpenCore]

This guide describes how to enable and disable Verbose mode for Clover and OpenCore. By following this guide, you'll be able to enable or disable Verbose mode when booting through Clover or OpenCore bootloader. To enable or disable the Verbose mode, follow the steps below.

There are several ways in which you can use to troubleshoot your macOS/OS X installation if you're unable to boot or if you run into issues. One of the option is verbose mode. Using Verbose mode, you can boot with the command line showing on your screen.

What is Verbose mode?

Generally, Verbose mode is a method of booting an Operating System without the GUI mode, which displays the scrolling texts with descriptions of precisely what's exactly going on behind the scenes. Each element which loads and starts or has a possible failure, it is described on the screen. In terms of macOS, enabling Verbose mode will boot the macOS/OS X without the Apple logo and the progress bar. This information is very helpful in tracing down the underlying issues if the system is unable to boot or has any hardware failure, bad configuration or has a bootloop. Using such information, you can actually get to know why the system is unable to boot or any other particular issue which you have with the system. Of course, the verbose messages aren't displayed in an easy-to-understand full sentences and to understand them, you'll need to either be familiar with the Unix and its commands and its terminology. As always, Google is your friend. If you an understanding of Unix, the Verbose mode can be very useful to find the root cause of the issue with your system. The Verbose mode can be enabled on real Macintoshes as well as on Hackintosh.

What’s the difference between verbose mode and safe mode?​

Do not get confused with Verbose mode and safe mode. To understand it in more simple way, the Verbose mode loads everything (GUI, login items, network and rest of the features) but it also describes what it's doing as the boot process goes further. On the other hand, Safe Mode only loads the essential Kernel Extensions which are needed to boot the macOS. Some Third Party extensions may be able to load, but not all of them. In addition, it doesn't loads the login items, launch items, and lacks other functionalities such as mounting the ESP.

How to Enable/Disable Verbose mode

Following are the ways to enable or disable the verbose mode.

Clover


If you're using Clover as a bootloader, follow the steps below to enable/disable the Verbose mode.

1. Mount your ESP
2. Open your config.plist using any XML editor from the EFI/Clover directory.
3. To enable Verbose, add -v under Arguments in the Boot section of your config.plist. To disable Verbose, remove -v under Arguments in the Boot section of your config.plist.
4. Save your config.plist
5. Restart your system. Now, your desired volume will be always selected by default.

OpenCore


If you're using OpenCore as a bootloader, follow the steps below to set the default boot drive.

1. Mount your ESP
2. Open your config.plist using any XML editor from the EFI/OC directory.
3. To enable Verbose, add -v to boot-args key under the 7C436110-AB2A-4BBB-A880-FE41995C9F82 UUID list in the NVRAM section of your config.plist.. To disable Verbose, remove -v from boot-args key under the 7C436110-AB2A-4BBB-A880-FE41995C9F82 UUID list in the NVRAM section of your config.plist.
4. Save your config.plist
5. Restart your system.

NOTE: If the Verbose is not being enabled/disabled even after adding or removing -v from the Boot args, it is recommended to reset NVRAM twice at least for the full effect.
 
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