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Troubleshooting the OCLP Black Screen Issue on macOS Sonoma 14.1

  • This guide provides information for fixing the OCLP Black Screen issue on macOS Sonoma 14.1 but should be used with caution.
  • While the steps are provided with care, they may not work in all situations, and unforeseen issues can occur.
  • Users should back up their data, seek professional help if necessary, and understand the potential risks and responsibilities associated with following these instructions.

Have you encountered the frustrating OCLP Black Screen problem on your Mac running macOS Sonoma 14.1? You’re not alone. We’re here to help you fix it. OpenCore Legacy Patcher (OCLP) is a fantastic tool that lets you run the latest macOS versions on older, unsupported Macs. It’s like giving new life to your trusty old machine. But sometimes, even the best tools hit a few bumps in the road.

Many users have reported a troublesome issue after updating OCLP to the latest 1.1.0 version. Their Macs end up stuck on a black screen, with a progress bar that just won’t budge. If you’re one of the affected users, you don’t need to worry. In this guide, we’ll show you a smart workaround to get your Mac back to working order. No more staring at that vexing black screen. Let’s get started.

Fixing OCLP Black Screen Issue on macOS Sonoma 14.1

If you’re facing the OCLP Black Screen problem on your Mac running macOS Sonoma 14.1, follow these steps to resolve it:

  1. Power off your Mac.
  2. Press Enter on the EFI boot menu, and then press Space on the next screen.
  3. Select “Recovery 14.1 (dmg)” to access macOS Recovery. Select "Recovery 14.1 (dmg)" to access macOS Recovery.
  4. Inside macOS Recovery, click on “Disk Utility” and proceed to the next step. Take note of the name of the main Interval volume, typically labeled as “Macintosh HD.”
  5. Close Disk Utility, and you will return to Recovery. Click on “Utilities” and choose “Terminal.” Close Disk Utility, and you will return to Recovery. Click on "Utilities" and choose "Terminal."
  6. In the Terminal, type the following command and press Enter: mount -uw “/Volumes/Macintosh HD”
  7. Execute the following command: bless –mount “/Volumes/Macintosh HD” -bootefi –last-sealed-snapshot
  8. After completing the commands, close the Terminal. You’ll return to Recovery.
  9. Click on the Apple Logo and select “Restart.”

Your Mac will reboot, automatically selecting macOS Sonoma, and should successfully boot into the operating system, resolving the black screen issue.


And there you have it – these are the steps to resolve the OCLP Black Screen problem on macOS Sonoma 14.1. If you have any questions or need further assistance with the steps mentioned above, feel free to drop your queries in the comments. We’ll promptly provide you with a solution.

Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided in this guide is intended for informational purposes only. While we have taken care to offer accurate and reliable instructions, technology and software can be subject to updates and changes. Consequently, we cannot guarantee that these steps will work in all situations or that they won’t result in unforeseen issues. It’s essential to exercise caution when making adjustments to your system, and it’s recommended to back up your data before attempting any troubleshooting or fixes. If you have concerns about your specific situation or encounter unexpected complications, it is advisable to seek assistance from a qualified professional or contact the official support channels for your Mac or macOS Sonoma 14.1. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you accept the responsibility for any actions taken and understand that they are at your own risk. We, the author, and this platform are not liable for any potential data loss or system issues that may arise as a result of applying these instructions.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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