How can I get back to 10.9.2 ?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by snouter, May 27, 2014.

  1. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in a situation where I would rather use 10.9.2 than 10.9.3.

    I have a new MacPro (late 2013) and I assume if I fire up the Internet Recovery and clean reinstall I would end up with 10.9.3?

    My nMP did not come with 10.9.3 originally, but I assume Internet Recovery leaves you with the latest OS?
     
  2. AndyK macrumors 65816

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    Restore to a Time Machine backup taken prior to 10.9.3 installation. You can't downgrade the system any other way.

    You could also fresh install from a usb / dvd if you made a bootable while you were still on 10.9.2.
     
  3. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Restart. Press ALT+COMMAND+R simultaneously (NOT just COMMAND+R). This should re-download the original version of Mavericks that came with your computer - more likely 10.9.0 or 10.9.1, maybe even 10.9.2. Once the reinstall completes, download the combo updater for 10.9.2, install, then you should be all set!

    Note that this will erase all your data, so be sure to backup everything for migration/transferring afterwards.

    If you do COMMAND+R, it will download the latest version of Mavericks. ALT+COMMAND+R downloads the original version of OS X. Weird, I know, but that's how it works. As an aside, when I did ALT+COMMAND+R on my 2011 MBP, it downloaded 10.7.2; when I did COMMAND+R, it downloaded 10.9.3.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It's the D700 GPU glitches right?

    I had all sorts of hell with 10.9.3 on my D700 nMPs, where Da Vinci Resolve and Premiere Pro would just crash.

    The problems disappeared when I restored back to 10.9.2 from a Time Machine backup.

    D300 and D500 users don't seem to have this problem though.
     
  5. snouter thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use Time Machine. My data is backed up, but I can't roll back the OS using TM.

    I don't use Resolve, but Premiere Pro is exporting files with corruption in them. I can solve this by turning off GPU acceleration in PP, but, wow, what a hit to the render times. My nMP has D500.

    Thanks, it looks like CMD+OPT+R might be the ticket.
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Yeah, according to 9to5mac, a handful of D500 users and a lot of D700 users are having the same problem.
     
  7. snouter thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no luck

    opt + cmd + r and cmd + r both put 10.9.3 on my computer upon first boot (nMP late 2013)
    It did not come with 10.9.3 though, any other ideas for getting 10.9.2 on here?
     
  8. snouter thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Clean installed 3 times. Twice from cmd + opt + r and once from cmd + r
    My recovery partition had somehow updated to 10.9.3 so I deleted that hoping to force it recreate one using 10.9.2. No dice.
    Stuck with 10.9.3 and my video workflow moves back to my Windows computer for the time being.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That will never work. After point updates Apple updates the version on their servers to the latest version... 10.9.3 in this case. So either the disk based recovery or Internet recovery are both going to get you 10.9.3. The only way to get back to 10.9.2 would be to roll back from a backup or somehow find a full 10.9.2 installer DMG that someone kept before the Apple server version was updated to 10.9.3.
     

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