Back to another topic I'm confused about. Magisk is sat on my rooted device and was added as part of the instructions I followed in this thread. Somebody else said DON'T update Magisk , others said do....
So see this pic : What do I do? update both listed apps? What about the options on recovery/boot ? preserve force encryption / preserve AVB 2.0/dm-vertity whatever that means
Of course some people say update Magisk. There have been changes, some might be good for you. On the other hand, why bother? Why did you install Magisk?
I installed Magisk as the first way I found to get setuser privilege. Maybe the only way. That's all I want.
If you are not trying to use Magisk's other capabilities -- being able to "modify" /system, being able to install "modules" that do magic things -- why bother? Especially since you say you tried once and had problems.
(If you are really interested in updating Magisk, it might be that the version you started with is so old that the direct update through the manager just won't work. You might have an easier time if you uninstall Magisk, restore the original ROM, then install the latest version of Magisk.)
As for your struggles to do what you think should be simple things -- eliminate nag screen, boot when power applied -- I don't think it's a matter of your technical expertise. I think it just can't be done.