2 Quick Qs about OS X beta updates

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by otissmithd, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. otissmithd macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    Hi all-

    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?
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Are you a developer? Install them on a test Mac.
  3. otissmithd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    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
  4. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    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.


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