View Full Version : 2 Quick Qs about OS X beta updates
Sep 11, 2011, 04:31 PM
I have 2 questions about beta updates to OS X.
1. If I install a beta OS X lion update (like 10.7.2), will I be able to use software update to install the actual release version of 10.7.2 when it become available or will I be stuck using betas of OS X indefinitely?
2. Is there anyway to uninstall a beta OS X update?
Sep 11, 2011, 04:38 PM
Are you a developer? Install them on a test Mac.
Sep 11, 2011, 05:03 PM
I am helping a friend develop an iphone app and have my UID registered. The reason I am asking is because I need the lion update to use icloud iTunes Match.
Are the updates usually stable?
Do I have the option to downgrade?
When the actual update is released, can I upgrade to the general public release or am I stuck on the beta?
i should also add that I do not have a test mac, I have everything backed up with time machine but if there are usually lots of problems with the betas I won't upgrade. I only need this one beta for itunes match, beta updates for me won't be a regular thing. I want to get back on apple official updates once ios5 and itunes match are officially released
Sep 11, 2011, 06:14 PM
If you don't have a test Mac, don't install a developer release. If you can't allow the computer you're installing it on to be wiped without consequence, it's a bad idea to install it.