Using betas in stable Yosemite (10.10)

Apples-OS-X-YosemiteJust a short tip for everyone who needs access to betas without a developer account. The follow command brings back access to regular beta downloads via the AppStore!

 

Just replace the Catalog URL with:

Have fun!

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12 Comments.

  1. Does the “YosemiteBetaAccessUtility” do the same?
    https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/

    I can update to 10.10.1 with just the Beta Program.

  2. Al works well.
    Thank you again.
    Peace to everyone.
    ab65

  3. Danke sehr aus Frankreich 😉

  4. I tried pasting that into terminal, which it let me. Once I confirmed with my password, nothing changed.

  5. Can someone please explain how this works? I’ve tried pasting it into Terminal twice and still don’t see the betas. 😯

  6. sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.10beta-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz

    use 10.10seed instead 10.10beta

    then you’ll be able to download the last 10.10.2 betas

  7. Thanks for responding…

    What do you mean by use the 10.10 seed instead of the 10.10 beta?

  8. For the public Betas (like the “YosemiteBetaAccessUtility”):
    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.10beta-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz

    For ALL Betas:
    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.10seed-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz

    The diffrence is just the one word, where the Xs stand:
    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.10XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz

    The 10.10.2 is very buggy. I can’t recommend it. Stay at 10.10.1

    For the regular SoftwareUpdateCatalog use:
    sudo softwareupdate –clear-catalog

  9. Same here. No nes betas show up even though my settings are correct:


    $ sudo softwareupdate --clear-catalog
    softwareupdate: Changed catalog to Apple production
    $ softwareupdate -l
    Software Update Tool
    Copyright 2002-2012 Apple Inc.

    Finding available software
    No new software available.

    $ sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.10seed-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz

    $ softwareupdate -l
    Software Update Tool
    Copyright 2002-2012 Apple Inc.

    Finding available software
    No new software available.

  10. The Latest Beta is the 10.10.2 Build 14C81h.
    Make sure you havent installed it already.

  11. hey what is the link for 10.11 beta?

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