Locked out of Public Beta 2 (Macbook Air)

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by KmanOz, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. KmanOz macrumors regular

    KmanOz

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    Guys

    Installed public beta 2 over public beta 1. Macbook Air went through the whole update process and when it came back I simply cannot log in. It accepts my password and the screen dims to black as it normally does before it comes back with the main screen but instead it returns to the login page. If I try another password it shakes the login bar to say it's the wrong password so it is definitely accepting my password.

    I have zero idea what this could be.

    Can anyone suggest a fix?

    Kman
    --- Post Merged, Jul 20, 2016 ---
    Tried changing my password at appleid jic it was related. Computer accepts the new password and does exactly the same thing. Arrrg

    This will teach me to not install Betas on my main machine !!~!!
     
  2. KmanOz, Jul 20, 2016
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    KmanOz thread starter macrumors regular

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    What's happened to Apple. Some of the silly issues I have with upgrading to iOS10 and macOS are just stupid. I'v noticed every time there is a major upgrade it seems like it's the same issues over and over again. I can't remember what version but somewhere in the past upgrades I had iCloud password issues and it's happening all over again. I recon I have been asked for my password 1000 times. I turned off 2FA because that was even more of a nightmare. And I know, it's Beta so I can't complain but in a way I can. They released it to the public so before they did that they would have been pretty confident to so otherwise they're gonna have a lot of pissed off end users.

    Many many moons ago I swapped to Apple from Windows because it was bulletproof. Now I feel it just needs bullets !!!!!!
     
  3. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    It's a beta. OS X beta in the past were even worse.
    Try to reinstall the OS from the recovery partition.
     
  4. KmanOz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried, wasn't having a bar of it. Going back to El Capitan for now until it settles. Was running super hot anyway and battery life was atrocious.

    I expect that from a dev beta, not public. iCloud login issues should have been ironed out before you release that **** to public.
     
  5. DaveOP macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds to me like Betas are not for you. Others have had success performing a non-destrictive reinstall.
     
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  7. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    This happened to me. I restarted on safe mode and then restarted normally. It lets me in but it's painfully slow now. Recovery won't work as it can't download the installer for some reason. So far the DPs have been solid, but this latest one is a bit of nightmare.
     
  8. KmanOz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well all I can say is thank god for my Synology. Rebuilding with a full fresh El Cap wasn't so bad. Battery life (for my 3 year old battery) is back up to 7 hours. I was getting 3 at best and running hot with Public Beta 1 not to mention the iCloud authentication issues that just kept persisting. Personally I recon the iOS team are nailing their Betas better that the OS X macOS team. iOS10 is killer.

    Main reason I thought I would give macOS a go was for Homekit BUT it doesn't recognize Homekit as yet so phtttt.
     
  9. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    After an upgrade to Dev Beta 3, I had a corrupted HD on my 2012 11" Air - not sure what's wrong, but the machine is definitively choking on the update.

    I repartitioned the drive, did a restore from Dev Beta 2, and now I can't update again. I'm in no hurry...
     
  10. KmanOz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Some Betas aren't for me. Like I said, when the same issues happen over and over again like iCloud Authentication you gotta start wondering. El Cap 1st beta had the same issues. I guess the question is how different is a core component like iCloud authentication different to what they had in El Cap. Anyway gave it a go. I'll wait till it settles.
     
  11. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Same here. It would let me log in but I couldn't really do anything. The odd occasion it would let me load activity monitor, my memory pressure would be yellow/red, which it's never been before. Definitely a bad build this one. The previous have been quite solid but this one isn't.
     
  12. pythagorasuk macrumors member

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    Same here on a iMac, had to Time Machine back to public beta 1.
     
  13. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having the same issue suddenly today with dev Beta 3 on a 2012 mac Mini. I have a few more things to try, before I figure out which of various backups to restore on this machine.
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    None of the suggestions in the developer's forum worked for me, so I'm restoring from my last dev beta 2 Time Machine back up on Tuesday. It'll be a few hours, but it should be the smoothest recovery.

    It's frustrating that this didn't crop up immediately. I have an automatic CCC clone backup done every night. But that clone from 2 AM this morning has the same problem. Normally if I have a beta glitch, I can boot from my clone backup and do a quick restore on the original. This one hibernated for three days. Probably because I didn't reboot after the initial install.
     
  14. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I've just gone back to El Capitan. Will update to the next DP if the problem has been fixed.
     
  15. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    I'm now operating fine under Sierra dev beta 3, but it was an ordeal:

    1. Restored to Time Machine backup from Tuesday (last backup running beta 2).

    The restore worked, but I was getting sporadic kernel panics. Probably from a corrupted system.

    2. So I reinstalled Sierra beta 1 in place using a saved installer. This gave me a stable system.

    3. So I (a) cleaned out *all* loaded (checked through Terminal) non-Apple kexts, (b) created a second admin account (just in case), and (c) changed my computer password to something different from my iCloud password.

    4. Then I made a fresh clone of my working and stable system.

    5. Then I updated to beta 3 through the App Store.

    I've had no issues, and it's been running smoothly for a few hours across several reboots.

    dev beta 3 added the requirement for a computer password different than your iCloud password. If you don't already do that, I'd make the change *before* installing dev beta 3. And I'd make sure you have a second account to log in under if your primary one is corrupted. I did not before, AND I had guess access disabled. So I was stuck without a usable login the first time around.
     
  16. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    If it helps –

    https://forums.developer.apple.com/message/148617#148617
     
  17. KmanOz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes thanks that helps. Mine was an old install. Makes sense now.
     

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