Does your Mac have to be registered to run the developer build?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by blasto2236, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Before anyone deletes this, I am NOT asking for anyone to register me, nor am I trying to trade UDIDs or anything of the sort.

    If I manage to obtain the developer preview of Mavericks, does my iMac have to be registered with a dev account like the iPhones/iPads do for iOS? Or will I be able to install it no problem? I hope this is a legit question to ask, still relatively new around here (as far as the release of new OS' goes)

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    im not really a beta person since i prefer stable builds, but i think the answer is yes
     
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    lulla01

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    I am pretty sure it does not. But I do not know how it will work when updates are released.
     
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    w0lf

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    No but this will probably get locked, because the question implies illegal installation.
     
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    Drew017

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    Usually your mac does not need to be registered to a developer account. You should be able to install it fine… but if you have a developer account and were to install it you wouldn't have this issue ;)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, I was under the impression that buying an Apple developer account WOULD get me legitimate access. But evidently iOS and Mac dev accounts come with their own $100 price tag. Not spending another $100 to try it early.
     

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