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Hi! I just want to share with you my "solution" for my boot screen.

I think many of us having the bootscreen like this:
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with that two bold black area on both side

My display native resolution is 1920x1080 but I couldn't get that resolution for boot screen.
So I simply found out what resolution I have by checking it in my monitor/display osd menu while osx was on the boot screen (for me it is: 1600x1200).
When I found out what resolution I have on the boot screen, I did this:
  • I went to /Extra/Themes/Default/ folder, and opened the theme.plist file.
  • Changed boot_height and screen_height to 1200
  • Changed boot_width and screen_width to 1600
  • Saved the changes to the theme.plist file.
  • Then I made an 1600x1200 size image in photoshop (you can use gimp or something else), filled it with black, and put a nice apple logo to the middle, then saved1 it as boot.png.
  • Backed up /Extra/Themes/Default/boot.png file.
  • Replaced /Extra/Themes/Default/boot.png with my 1600x1200 size boot.png file.
  • Rebooted.
(Green is your horizontal, Blue is your vertical resolution on the boot screen.)
1: Try to make the png as small (filesize) as you can (for better loading speed). I used multiple online png crush/compress tools to achieve this (google for "online png crush" or "online png compress").

Now I have a nice iOS-like boot screen:
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I'm using this since I'm using a hackintosh (1,5years).

Notes:
- make sure you don't have "Legacy Logo=Yes" in boot.plist.
- with the big boot.png, you can't see the spinning wheel (like in iOS)





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