downgrading OS X help Needed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bijeshkawan, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. bijeshkawan macrumors newbie

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    can i downgrade to OS X mavericks 10.9.5 from the os x yosemite final version??
    i have downloaded and saved OS X mavericks 10.9.5 before and is in .app extension.
    my macbook pro is mid 2012 and when i bought it,OS X 10.9.4 is pre installed..
     
  2. Ravenis macrumors member

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    Yes. Boot it up into Internet Recovery then Erase/Install
     
  3. bijeshkawan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply !
    can i use usb bootable ??for it.
    I don't know about internet recovery.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    The best way to do this (assuming you have not already upgraded to Yosemite) is to use either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper to create a bootable clone of your internal drive BEFORE you upgrade.

    Then -- if you're unhappy with Yosemite -- you can just boot from the clone, re-initialize the internal drive, and then "re-clone" the contents of your backup BACK TO the internal drive.
     

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