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BootXChanger... BootXChanger will allow you to change the boot image and background on Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6.

What's New

Version 2.0:
  • No more limitations for images
  • Can change background color
  • Intel only, PowerPC users stay on 1.0.4

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Scuseme Member IconReview+12
Scuseme
+1

It's real nice to get rid of that drab gray apple upon bootup. I never could understand why Apple, a vibrant technological company, would "dumb down" its premier icon to dull gray.

Well that phase of Apple's growth is done with on my Macs :D What about a change to get rid of Microsoft's gray flag? That change would be equally - if not more - welcome on my system.

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Version 2.0
Aargl
+1

I can't understand neither why Apple has become fond of grey icons: in Mountain Lion, you always have to stare at your sidebar to guess where you are (which disk, which folder)... :-(
The worst thing of this stupid aesthetic choice is that, even if everybody at Apple have discovered it's counter-productive, they probably will never come back to a clear interface because it would be like saying "We've been wrong", which is an attitude Apple is quite incapable of. ;-)

Shk747 Member IconReview+136
Shk747
+0

works with lion on 27" imac and 17" mbp, both 2010 ...

means, was installed on 10.6.8 and after updating to lion from the 2nd boot on "visible"

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Version 2.0
Shk747
+0

NOT working on 2011 mac mini i7 2.7ghz

Lycestra Member IconReview+2
Lycestra
+0

Worked on a 2011 MacBook Pro (with ThunderBolt) after installing EFI 2.1 update

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Version 2.0
Lycestra
+0

correction.. it did work when the machine rebooted immediately after the update, but not since. Some part of the boot method must have varied, such that it used the different image resource. Its back to the default now... so...

lockmi
+0

I have the same machine and problem. It works if I zap the PRAM (CMD OPT P R), but only once. The next reboot it goes back to the Grey Apple - but with my chosen background colour everywhere except the Apple matrix itself.

My son's 2010 15" MBP has no such problem.

Do you have any new leads on the problem?


Cheers


PS
my com.apple.boot.plist (\Library\Preferences\SystemConfiguration\com.apple.boot.plist) is as follows:





Background Color
4194304
Boot Logo
\System\Library\CoreServices\BootLogo.png
Kernel Flags


lockmi
+0

Try the plist again...

""
""
""
""
" Background Color"
" 4194304"
" Boot Logo"
" \System\Library\CoreServices\BootLogo.png"
" Kernel Flags"
" "
""
""

Pnn314 Member IconReview+24
Pnn314
+0

It does not work on my new Macbook Air 13'' (late 2010)!

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Version 2.0
Ast03 Member IconComment+4
Ast03
+0

It does not work for me. I am trying to change the gray apple logo to he colored apple from the sample images and it doesn't work. I drag the image into bootxchanger, click apply, and enter my password.

Once i restart nothing has changed. Any solutions? I've already tried reinstalling it with no luck.

Thanks.

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Version 2.0
Yaba_daba_do Member IconReview+16
Yaba_daba_do
+1

Very fun,Very nice! BootXChanger is the perfect companion with Loginox. It's fun to startup my MBP again!

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Version 2.0
Heymini Member IconComment+44
Heymini
+0

Does exactly what it says on the tin. I no longer have to put up with a boring grey apple logo on startup.
Nicely done.

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Version 2.0
Dmgceo Member IconComment+8
Dmgceo
+1

This is the best pgm since the invention of "canned-beer"!!!

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Version 2.0
Thresher-The-Shark Member IconComment+145
Thresher-The-Shark
+1

Oh come on you can't throw us G5 owners a bone, and do one more PPC release so we can change the background color like or Intel brethren?

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Version 2.0
Ean Member IconReview+223
Ean
+0

Works great. The only problem I had was with the documentation stating that the background color should be #BFBFBF. After some trial and error, I ended up with #CACACA. That may spell CACA, but it works for me.

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Version 1.0.1
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Downloads 38,009
Version Downloads 24,394
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 21 May 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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