iTunes 10.5 Beta 2 and Lion GM

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by seanbperiod, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. seanbperiod macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2009
    I've been unable to sync my iphone with iOS 5 b2 to iTunes after upgrading to the GM and installing iTunes Beta 2. Is this a known issue? Is there an iTunes 10.5 Beta 3?
  2. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
  3. greenorblue macrumors member


    Mar 27, 2010
    I'm having a similar problem. Although for me, iTunes won't even open.
  4. seattle29 macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2008
    I had iTunes 10.5 beta 2 on Snow Leopard and after upgrading to Lion, it would always crash on startup.

    Reinstalling it didn't help, and I couldn't install 10.3 as the installer quit saying "you have a newer version installed". I couldn't even delete iTunes to reinstall 10.3 because it said it was an essential part of the OS and couldn't be deleted. Eventually I used AppCleaner to move it to the trash, and then reinstalled iTunes 10.3. But then you need the previous .itl library as it was updated for 10.5.
  5. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    I haven't had any problems with the installation, launch or syncing using Lion GM and iTunes beta 2. Occassionally I am unable to edit metadata of files, but I also had that problem using Snow Leopard and it is solved by relaunching itunes.
  6. dagamer34 macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    That's because Lion installs a specific version of 10.3 not available for download, and deletes the previously installed version of 10.5 beta 2.
  7. iL15hts macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    First delete the itunes 10.5, then empty the trash
    Then Install iTunes 10.3

    Go to ~/Music/iTunes/

    Rename your (iTunes Library.itl) to (iTunes Library.bak)

    Then go into the folder "Previous iTunes Libraries"

    There you will find a series of files with dates in their names the latest date was made when you upgraded your version of itunes and should have .itl on it while the others do not

    copy it into the parent folder ~/Music/iTunes/ and rename it [iTunes Library.itl]

    now run iTunes
  8. greenorblue macrumors member


    Mar 27, 2010
    Thanks a bunch man. You're a true American Hero.
  9. xfadam macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    Can we then upgrade back to 10.5 b2?

  10. jnl1211 macrumors 6502


    Jan 29, 2011
    I'm assuming so. I put 10.5B2 on right after a fresh install of Lion and had no issues
  11. pacDiesel macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    I'm in the same boat and followed your instructions on how to do these exact procedures however iTunes still won't open. :(

    Any other ideas?
  12. budman1961 macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2010
    Re dl the itunes beta, and reinstall. No problems for me after that.

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