Help with installing macOS Beta 2

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by mdon, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. mdon macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2015
    Hi everyone,
    Was waiting for Beta 2 before updating my Mac. I have just tried to start the installation by clicking 'Download' from the Developer downloads page. It brings up the redemption page in the Mac App Store with my code already inputted, however it says that 'This code has already been redeemed.'
    Where am I able to find the Beta to begin downloading? It doesn't appear in either the 'Purchased' or 'Updates' section of my Mac App Store.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks all for your help.
  2. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    In typical apple CLEAR-AS-MUD style what they don't tell you about the Download button is that that is for DP1 not DP2 and once you have installed DP1 you go to the updates tab in the mac app store to get DP2.

    Also, if you have already redeemed your code for DP1 you can't re-redeem the same code again. And that is essentially what you try to do by pressing the Download button (even if you don't know that is what you are trying to do - again because of apple's clear-as-mud style). Of course we know that all you are trying to do is install DP2 but will apple tell you how to do it? No. Of course not. That would not be in the spirit of their clear-as-mud style.

    Another thing they don't tell you is that you should be able to redownload DP1 from the purchases tab in the mac app store.

    And another thing they didn't tell you is that DP1 has disappeared from the purchases tab!

    Apparently they are trying to fix it now but it is quite a mess.

    I see heaps of threads in apple's developer forums like "code already redeemed - please help" etc.

    And will apple actually one day explain all this stuff to developers? Nope. They just want to keep it all AS-CLEAR-AS-MUD! Well they certainly succeeded in that and so every now and then someone like me will come along and make a big rant about it in macrumors.

    If you can't see DP2 in the updates tab you can use the direct links in apple's developer forums.

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