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MacBoot is an application for changing the gray apple shown during system startup to any image or icon. It is also possible to change the background. The program can use boot images created by others and made available from sites such as ResExcellence, but it is also very simple to create your own using drag and drop.

What's New

Version 1.0.6 adds support for some systems with deviating BootX files, including certain iBook G4's

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Anonymous
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We need a new version for Tiger please :)

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Version 1.0.6
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Anonymous
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WITH TIGER:having problems 4 the macboot. version 1.06>not working...lobogamma

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Anonymous
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cool app, used it long ago but don't really have a need/want for it these days (as the os is rarely rebooted).

however, do you think you could make something like this to change my ipod boot image? pretty please? i'd love that :)

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Version 1.0.6
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Anonymous
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I have to say, this is an awesome little app for changing the boot icon. Though, like someone else said, it won't be seen very often. Also, it messed up mine, but, thanks to the instructions in the readme, having an iBook and a firewire cable, as well as minor technical knowhow, I was able to successfully restore my BootX file in under 10 minutes from the time I discovered it wouldn't boot. Most of that time was taken up looking for my firewire cable, though. Anyway...

I would LOVE to see a perfect, stable version of this. I have previously used a little application called "happyJaguar" that will cause the same problem that I had just now with this application on some computers. Unlike this one, though, the other one just replaces your boot image with the Happy Mac icon from OS 9 or so.

The reason I like this one, though, is that it allows you to customize the image. Ohhh... to have a working version of this. I even made a custom icon that was essentially an updated Happy Mac icon!

So that's my 2 cents.

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Version 1.0.5
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Anonymous
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You're saying this rendered your Mac unbootable and you had to start from another Mac in firewire disk mode to repair it? And you're giving this 4 stars?

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Anonymous
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Please send a copy of your BootX file to me. Something like that happening, should not even be possible.

Thierry Martin
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"I was able to successfully restore my BootX file in under 10 minutes from the time I discovered it wouldn't boot. Most of that time was taken up looking for my firewire cable, though."

After that, did you make a backup of this elusive firewire cable!

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Anonymous
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I have to ask: Other than just seeing if it can be done, why bother either developing something like this?

MacOS X doesn't need to be rebooted that often. And when it does, who sees the results of the effort of this project? Personally, I go do something either productive and/or enjoyable.

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Version 1.0.5
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Anonymous
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Hey, some people like personalization, baby!

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Anonymous
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what is productive?? why should there be an icon at startup anyway..why to put an apple there (and bitten already,mind you) what a waste!
maybe you can create a little application for people like you to complain and critize how others waste their time...

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Anonymous
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The bigger question is ...

Why do people waste their time trolling? If someone wants to write an app to change the boot screen so be it. Maybe he just wanted to see if it could be done. Jesus, why hassle him?

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Anonymous
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not only that but people forget about us laptop users who DO have to restart, power down, boot up often. making this product very fun and useful

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Anonymous
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why you complain??? this app is very nice, i love it and it is just perfect for me!

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Anonymous
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I've had 1.0.5 since December, and it's always worked with Panther. ?? How is this one different from the one I got off MU in December?

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Version 1.0.5
David Remahl (Developer)
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You probably got an unofficial beta...I don't think it was ever posted on VT, though.

That said, it was pretty much the same as what was released as 1.0.5.

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Anonymous
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Now works on Panther. Awesome work.

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Version 1.0.5
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Anonymous
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Can we get a Panther version of this excellent tool ???
PLEASE ;)

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Version 1.0.3
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Lucio Gutierrez
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Nice app. Easy to use and control.

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Version 1.0.3
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Anonymous
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Yes! Way Easy! And very nice to change the background screen colour!
Though extremely intuitive to use, it'd be nice to have a little bit of instruction.

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Version 1.0.3
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Not Ethan
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Way easier than any of the current hacks out there. Never had a single problem.

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Version 1.0.3
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Downloads 24,173
Version Downloads 9,429
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 19 May 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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