OK! it booted up after flashing the US sku.
Appreciate your help, it was very Socratic. but seriously, thanks man.
Hopefully it all works well. going to flash newer TWRP now.
I agree, I'm glad people are making mods for this phone. I also don't always need high impedance and I think some headphones sound better without high impedance activated. I hope someone can help with this problem.
If you happen to have a SD Card, you can just download both Magisk and this new TWRP:
*Make sure you select your correct variant model, and once you have both Magisk...
The floating windowed mode of Chrome seems to be going on with all ROM's that are not authentic.
From a reddit post, here's a work around:
Install & Enable XHaloFloatingWindow module in Xposed
Open XHaloFloatingWindow from app drawer
Go to Popup...
From the crombi-kk thread:
"For those of you suffering long boot times, You may want to check out this xPosed module
Xposed Media Scanner Optimizer