[Solved] How can I delete the Boom application output device from my system?

I uninstalled the Boom application, I can’t find any files related to Boom in my system—maybe I am missing something?—but I still have this in my output devices configuration:

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How can I delete the Boom output device in those configurations?

Enquirer: marcpt


Solution #1:

  • Check for BoomDevice.kext in /System/Library/Extensions
    If present, delete it.
  • Delete Boom app [if you didn’t already].
  • Reboot.
  • Confirm that BoomDevice has been removed from System Sound Preferences.
Respondent: Tetsujin

Solution #2:

Open Terminal app and run the following command(s)…

  • To remove BoomDevice
sudo kextunload -b com.globaldelight.driver.BoomDevice
  • To remove Boom2Device
sudo kextunload -b com.globaldelight.driver.Boom2Device

This should do the trick and you even don’t need to reboot your Mac.

Respondent: Dipak G.

Solution #3:

Execute the following commands in a (bash) terminal window.

To uninstall Boom (v1) and remove BoomDevice:

killall Boom
sudo kextunload -b com.globaldelight.driver.BoomDevice
sudo rm -rf /Applications/Boom.app /Library/Extensions/BoomDevice.kext

To uninstall Boom2 and remove Boom2Device:

killall Boom 2
sudo kextunload -b com.globaldelight.driver.Boom2Device
sudo rm -rf /Applications/Boom 2.app /Library/Extensions/Boom2Device.kext
killall com.globaldelight.Boom2Daemon

You do not need to reboot, the effect is immediate.

Further, to wipe out Boom’s profile(s)/config settings (e.g. if you don’t plan on reinstalling Boom in future, or want to have a clean slate if you do decide to), you can finally execute:

rm -rf ~/Music/Boom{, 2}
Respondent: Tom

Solution #4:

You can use Uninstall Boom Device script from it’s creators. It simply runs these commands:

sudo kextunload -b com.globaldelight.driver.BoomDevice
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/BoomDevice.kext
sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/BoomDevice.kext
Respondent: ecabuk

Solution #5:

Tetsujin’s answer is not correct actually, the Kernel Extension file is not in /System/Library/Extensions but in /Library/Extensions and it’s called Boom2Device.kext – you have to delete this one to get rid of the Boom2Device.

Respondent: Marcel_75

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