OSMC doesn't start with TV off after August 2021 update

Hello, I have a RPi 3 running OSMC, which I have recently updated to Kodi 19.1 / August 2021 update. It’s connected by HDMI to a TV (JVC LT-42DS9BJ). OSMC generally works fine, but:

  • If my TV is on as the RPi boots, everything starts fine.
  • If my TV is off as the RPi boots, OSMC doesn’t start: When I eventually turn the TV on, nothing appears, and I can’t connect on SSH either.

Here are my logs, which don’t seem the include the failed start.

I had the same issue before, and had applied a fix from the Kodi Raspberry Pi FAQ:

  • Running sudo tvservice -d edid.dat
  • Moving that file to /boot/
  • Adding to /boot/config.txt hdmi_edid_file=1 and hdmi_force_hotplug=1

So I have done the same thing now, except that I added these lines to config-user.txt, given the warning in config.txt. However it hasn’t solved the problem. Any suggestions please?
Thank you

Hardcoding an EDID is a bit different now.

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Thank you Sam and sorry for overlooking this.
In case useful, I had to scroll down in that thead to find the actual solution, so what I did:

sudo mkdir -p /lib/firmware/edid
sudo cp /sys/devices/platform/soc/soc:gpu/drm/card0/card0-HDMI-A-1/edid /lib/firmware/edid/edid.dat

Then sudo nano /boot/cmdline.txt and append drm.edid_firmware=HDMI-A-1:edid/edid.dat video=HDMI-A-1:D