Can't download OS X Yosemite public beta

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Jacksonc, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Jacksonc macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2013
    Jony's house
    I'm trying to download the OS X Yosemite public beta, but it keeps jumping to 5.07 GB and then saying an error has occurred. Is this happening to anyone else?
  2. jian macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    San Francisco
    Yes, I am very frustrated over this as well, I am trying to find a torrent of it, forget about MAS.
  3. Sleix macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    Getting this same issue as well, around the first GB downloaded and it does it every time. Running an early 2011 Mac Mini.

    Anybody know where it's being downloaded to? Maybe if I clean out the cache it can be resolved in some way?
  4. jiehanzheng macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2014
    I am having exactly the same problem. Did anyone managed to download after seeing this message?
  5. ms.annette macrumors regular


    Jul 4, 2009
    I'm getting the same error with 2 different codes. What a bummer.
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX

    Yes. I made sure the download was the only thing going on in my local network. Went through.
  7. jiehanzheng macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2014
  8. Wesleyestes12 macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2014
    yes same thing happened to me as well
  9. iOSaddict macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2014
    That's probably not the reason. I was downloading the update while surfacing the net and watching tv shows. It worked.
  10. three macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    Washington State
    It took me a couple tries to get it to finally "fully" download. What I found helped (in my case) was to prevent the computer from sleeping which somehow messed up the download. Took way too long for me to realize that but at least I got it downloaded eventually.
  11. anp27 macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY

    Still can't download the beta. I get the error message every time. I've tried everything... rebooting, sign out/in, tried re-downloading hundreds of times but I'm still Yosemite-less.

    Very sad.
  12. NukeIT macrumors regular

    Mar 20, 2013
    I had to set my DNS back to my ISP and then it downloaded fine.
  13. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Glad there's a thread for this issue now. I'm one of the affected and over 12 hours in and still no luck for me either.

    Sometimes it'll get over a gig, and then the download will just start over from zero.
  14. sleek881 macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2010
    Sunshine Coast, Australia
    Mine took about 15- 20mins. to download, no issues at all. Installed without a hitch and running like a gem.
  15. timshundo macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm probably on my 12-13th try now. Same story. HALP.
  16. RAILhead macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2002
    Still can't get a complete download. Ugh. Still craps out at the final 8 minute mark
  17. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010
    This marks my 20th try.

    DNS settings were tested with both Google DNS ( and the ISP default.
    With Google DNS it got to anywhere between 100MB to 2.4GB then it either reset to 0 bytes and started over without any error messages, or skipped to 5.07GB and said error.
    With ISP default, it got the same error once then it's stuck on giving the exact same error again and again.

    Can someone upload a link to the installer please? > <
  18. leo8877 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2010
    I have also tried 20+ times and it errors out.
  19. joefrank64k macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2008
    ^ Same here...Southern California and no luck. I've been trying since last night. Gets to 1GB or so, jumps back to zero, then 'An error has occurred'...
  20. joshuaclinton macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2014
    Sooooooooo I've been trying to download the beta since it went live yesterday. I logged in, received code, redeemed and started downloading it. However, my connection at time was a joke and I decided to wait to download it later in the day after the servers weren't so loaded. Now, it won't even download at all. As you can see from the pictures, it says "Waiting...", then it gives the error, but you can see, in the last photo, that it thinks (or assumes) that it is downloaded.

    My question: Is there anyway to delete the file from my computer and try to re-download? I'm not sure if it may be in any system file folder or not...


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  21. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Look in the Application Support folder > App store folder> the downloaded file.

    For those having trouble, deleting the update journal.plist file in said folder might help in downloading the file again (I did not test as I didn't have this annoying problem). It is worth a shot. All that plist file does is show what you have downloaded from the MAS.
  22. joshuaclinton macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2014
    Thank you for replying! The only thing in my App store folder is "adoption.plist"..
  23. Jacksonc thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 1, 2013
    Jony's house
    Maybe the issue is just with 10.9.3? Is anyone with 10.9.4 having this issue?
  24. joefrank64k macrumors regular

    Feb 12, 2008
    I'm running 10.9.4 and zero luck downloading.
  25. jbaugh macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2005
    No luck here either

    I've tried multiple downloads from the App Store on two different computers. Always the same result. I can an unspecified "error" message with 8 minutes remaining on the download. I've used OpenDNS server and Comcast default DNS server with same results. I have now tried at least 15 times.

    Is there another way to access this beta?

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