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get the " black boot+white apple " screen on 2012 macbook non retina

bramsharon

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Mar 15, 2013
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hey everybody,

I have a Macbook Pro 15" 2012 model (the last one without retina ) and I really dig the black screen + white apple boot screen. now it's just grey. I saw a tutorial on Yosemite on how to do it yourself but I want to make sure if it's possible on El Capitan as well?

thanks!
 

bramsharon

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 15, 2013
7
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Thanks for your reply! It was very easy Only I still get the grey screen. am I missing something? the file is in the right place and terminal accepts the commands..

Use a LaunchDaemon. This is the easiest way to do it.

Here you can get the LaunchDaemon with explanations: https://github.com/dabrain13/DarkBoot-NVRAM

It works even with SIP enabled. ;)

Here is the original Thread: https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...unsupported-macs-boot-efi-hack.1751446/page-7
[doublepost=1463671170][/doublepost]Thanks for your reply! It was very easy Only I still get the grey screen. am I missing something? the file is in the right place and terminal accepts the commands..

Use a LaunchDaemon. This is the easiest way to do it.

Here you can get the LaunchDaemon with explanations: https://github.com/dabrain13/DarkBoot-NVRAM

It works even with SIP enabled. ;)

Here is the original Thread: https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...unsupported-macs-boot-efi-hack.1751446/page-7
 
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TobiasJW

macrumors newbie
Oct 2, 2015
15
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you can try to apply the correct permissions in terminal:

Code:
sudo chown root /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.dabrain13.darkboot.plist

and then load it:

Code:
sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.dabrain13.darkboot.plist

Then restart :rolleyes:
 
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bramsharon

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 15, 2013
7
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Thanks for your reply! It was very easy Only I still get the grey screen. am I missing something? the file is in the right place and terminal accepts the commands..


[doublepost=1463671170][/doublepost]Thanks for your reply! It was very easy Only I still get the grey screen. am I missing something? the file is in the right place and terminal accepts the commands..


I now saw that the command said : path had bad ownership/permissions.
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you can try to apply the correct permissions in terminal:

Code:
sudo chown root /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.dabrain13.darkboot.plist

and then load it:

Code:
sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.dabrain13.darkboot.plist

Then restart :rolleyes:
awesome man! thanks a bunch!! It worked. awesome :)
 
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KALLT

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Sep 23, 2008
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The manual indeed does not mention that the launch daemon must be owned by root in order to work. @dabrain13 should probably point that out. :)
 
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bramsharon

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 15, 2013
7
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yea he did, it worked like a charm! it's such a small thing but I really dig the look of it.
 
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