Boot Buddy

Make your Macs boot login, and lock screens pop!

Boot Buddy gives you control over how your mac looks from the lock screen and when starting up. There are tons of options for customization so your mac can look just the way you want it to.

Boot Buddy is designed to make theming the Boot Screen, Login Screen and Lock Screen easy and robust on macOS 10.9 and up.There are many ways to configure Dark Boot as you wish. Give it a go and find out!

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Boot Buddy has tons of way to customize and control your Macs boot and login experience

Boot Screen

  • Set any custom boot color

Lock Screen

  • Set custom lock screen images
  • Animated lock screen images

Login Screen

  • Set custom login screen images

Boot Options

  • Easily control boot options
  • Verbose, Safe mode, Single User, Boot sound, Auto Boot, Camshell 

Open Source

  • View the source on GitHub
  • Contributions welcome
  • Download the latest release
  • Open the downloaded .zip file and open Dark Boot
  • Allow Dark Boot to move itself to /Applications
  • Start theming

  • If you want to theme the lock screen

  • New Renamed to Boot Buddy

  • Fixed Bugs

  • New Notarized for macOS 10.15+
  • New UI design
  • New Lock screen settings require [MacForge](
  • Fixed Setting login screen on 10.14+
  • Fixed Displaying incorrect custom color
  • Fixed Setting some poot options
  • Fixed Boot sound options on new Macs
  • Fixed Bugs
  • Improved Descriptions for all boot options
  • Removed AMFI boot option
  • Removed Option to set lock screen text

  • New More information on all tabs
  • New Customizable lock screen image
  • New Customizable lock screen message text size
  • New Animated lock screen image
  • New Boot color preview
  • New Applying is now individual per tab
  • New Added an apply all tab button
  • Fixed Issue where login image would not save
  • Fixed Separated lock screen and login screen tabs
  • Improved Updated UI

  • New Dev-mate integration
  • New Option to customize the login image
  • New Application Icon
  • Fixed Crash on launch
  • Fixed Default login image not working properly
  • Fixed Bugs
  • Improved User interface adjustment
  • Improved Reduced application size

  • New Sparkle updates
  • New New option to edit boot image
  • New Boot color can new be any color
  • Fixed Bugs