downgrade back to mavericks?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by atlchamp, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. atlchamp macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Location:
    ATL
    #1
    How do i downgrade back to mavericks from yosemite?

    using 2013 retina macbook pro 15 inch
     
  2. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    #2
    If you don't know that, you're obviously not a developer, or even a power user.

    I hope you have backups.
     
  3. bbfc macrumors 68030

    bbfc

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Location:
    Newcastle, England.
    #3
    You can't downgrade from one OS X to another, never have been able to.

    What you need to do it clean install Mavericks, or restore from a time machine backup.
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

    brand

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #4
    I love these types of threads because they are almost always from people who are not developers that downloaded a pirated copy of software and installed it on their only computer and usually without a backup no less.

    Have fun.
     
  5. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    #5
    give the guy the benefit of the doubt
    https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/welcome

    they are letting anyone apply to get it for free no need to be a pirate, the guys just a noob
     
  6. brand, Jun 3, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2014

    brand macrumors 601

    brand

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #6

    The Developer Preview is not part of the public beta as far as I know. Plus I'm not one for making excuses for people.
     
  7. impulse462 Suspended

    impulse462

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    #7
    Can't "downgrade" an OS X installation. You'd have to clean install mavericks via a bootable USB etc. Wonder how you got Yosemite without knowing how to go back in case something bad happened with the installation.
     
  8. Anitramane macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2013
    #8
    You can downgrade if you have some time machine thing backup thing or something else thing form you old partition thing.
     
  9. bbfc macrumors 68030

    bbfc

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2011
    Location:
    Newcastle, England.
    #9
  10. cookies! macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    #10
    It's not that hard. I'm sure it's up on torrent sites everywhere.
     
  11. Boe11 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    #11
    What a helpful bunch around here, huh?

    Boot up holding option-command-r to launch internet recovery (it's different than just holding option and going to recovery). This will allow you to recover with mountain lion instead of being relegated to trying to install Yosemite again.

    Best of luck.
     
  12. atlchamp thread starter macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2012
    Location:
    ATL
    #12

    thanks so much
     

Share This Page