OS X Mavericks not available is App store

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Nikolay.Zhelev, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. Nikolay.Zhelev, Oct 17, 2014
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    Nikolay.Zhelev macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to find OS X Mavericks, but when I go to https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567?mt=12

    my app store says:

    Item not available

    The item you've requested is not currently available in the UK Store.

    Why is that? How can I download officially Mac OS X Mavericks?

    Thank you!

    Regards,
    Nick
     
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    Have someone locally that can download it from their purchase history? You could then make a bootable USB drive with Mavericks on it. I keep a USB of each OS X.
     
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    Hi, thank you very much for your reply!

    Is it safe to download it from Cnet?

    Is that the complete OS or just an update?

    Regards,
    Nick
     
  7. satcomer macrumors 603

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    I would stay away from that and use MacUpdate.com.
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Neither this nor Macupdate will get you the full Mavericks installer; the Cnet link redirects to the 10.9.5 updater which updates OS X 10.9.4. You would most likely be able to get Mavericks through internet recovery, but Apple may convert that to be Yosemite too.
     
  9. Nikolay.Zhelev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    Is there any way I can access Apple servers outside of App Store? I mean is there any direct link?

    I'm sure apple keep their OS images somewhere :)

    Regards,
    Nick
     
  10. nobodyhome macrumors member

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    If it was pre-installed on a computer shouldn't there be a way to create a bootable usb from an internet recovery or something?

    I'm not sure how accurate this is so don't do it without confirming, but can somebody in the forum confirm if my notes from a previous Apple Care call are correct?


    Shut down the computer

    Hold down Command option R.

    Select Reinstall Mac OS X

    Then select the external hard drive.​

    Will that work?
     
  11. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    You can do an Internet restore and it'll go to Mavericks

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    They won't. Internet recovery will be the version that shipped with your Mac when you got it.
     
  12. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    For developers, mavericks is still available in the mac dev center, as is mountain lion, leopard, yosemite and snow leopard. Unfortunately lion is no longer there and so I had to buy lion from the online apple store.

    Snow leopard, lion, mountain lion can still be purchased here:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/D6106/os-x-lion

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/D6377/os-x-mountain-lion

    but afaik there is no way outside the mac dev center to get mavericks unfortunately, unless you have already redeemed a code for it in which case you can redownload it from the purchases tab in the mac app store.

    I think apple should make mavericks more widely available somehow to the public, and not just to developers. But I don't know if they will put it on their online store for $0!
     
  13. Nikolay.Zhelev, Oct 18, 2014
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    Nikolay.Zhelev thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi and thanks for all replies!

    Regarding the developers store, I don't want to pay for an OS, which I already paid for. The option for internet download is not very good, because there are countries whith awful internet connection and if I'm on a busdiness trip in a country of that kind and my system fails, I wouldn't be able to recover my laptop.

    Anyway, I spoke with apple care representative and he mentioned that I can reinstall my os using two methods:

    1. Offline via my recovery partition
    2. Online ia internet recovery

    Is that right or I misunderstood the situation?

    If I understood correctly, since I have offline restore, does that mean I have the complete image file of my OS on my SSD?

    If yes, how can I tranfer it to external storage?

    Thanks for your time and I'm looking firward to hearing from you!
     
  14. Apple06 macrumors member

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    So.. I'm in the same boat.

    Since having Snow Leopard on a 2006 MacBook for so long I've finally picked up a late 2012 Mac Mini, came with Mavericks, after the recent Mac Mini release and Yosemeti. Not knowing that Apple would remove Mavericks once Yosemeti was released I didn't bother to "buy" a license for Mavericks.

    Now that I have a Mac Mini with Mavericks, I wanted to create a USB install drive so I wouldn't have to re-download again due to the limited bandwidth I have when doing erase an install. The result is that I cannot download the Mavericks installer anymore which is disappointing. I understand that one could ask a friend who had "purchased" Mavericks already and that is likely the only way - I don't know anyone that does.

    Anyways, does anyone know where the recovery downloads its files or where is temporary stored when using either Internet recovery or recovery HD? Maybe one can somehow save these files to USB somehow?

    Apple is certainly isn't making this easy.
     
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    I don't believe Internet Recovery ever changes: if it came with mavericks, you can restore to Mavericks.
     
  18. 0x100 macrumors regular

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    That's true. Internet recovery runs your serial number and downloads the version that mac came with from the factory.
     
  19. kkkrisss macrumors newbie

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    has anyone tried that?
    Because I think that it downloads the latest version of the OS.
     
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    I've done it myself.
     
  21. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    Many times and on different computers, Internet Recovery always downloads the version of OS X that came with the computer when new.
     
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    That is accurate, if your Mac shipped with the latest version of OS X.
    Otherwise, you should expect it installs the system that shipped with your Mac originally.

    My mini shipped with Mavericks.
    I have updated to Yosemite, shortly after it was released.

    I booted to Internet Recovery, just now, and Apple offers to install Mavericks.

    And, that's what I expect to see on Internet Recovery.
    That also is supported by this Apple support article: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4718
     
  23. chrfr macrumors 604

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    The 2012 Minis are a bit of an oddity in the OS department. I have a Mini which shipped with 10.8.x after 10.9 was released but internet recovery will put 10.9.x on it.
     
  24. apeychev macrumors newbie

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    upgarde form Snow Leopard to Mavericks

    Hi guys,
    I have the same problem like you.I have a mid2009 macbook pro with 10.6.8(Snow Leopard) and want to install Mavericks NOT Yosemite.
    So my question is, did someone managed to install Mavericks on his computer, which is not delivered with Mavericks.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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