How to Downgrade OS X Yosemite Beta to OS X Mavericks

As we already know Apple started its beta program which allows general users to download the latest upcoming OS X before it’s released for the public. The best part is that you don’t need a developers account for that. This way apple could get an early feedback from general users and enthusiast can enjoy the latest software before time. So the Apple’s Beta program is mutually beneficent both for Apple and general users. Apple do have yearly subscription fee to enroll the beta testing program which is 99$ for a whole year.

See also: Dual Boot OS X Mavericks and Yosemite

OS X Yosemite is the 11th Major release of OS X by Apple for Macintosh computers and Desktops. OS X Yosemite was announced and released to developers and beta testers on June 2, 2014, at WWDC 2014. Yosemite was set to be available for general users in third quarter of 2014.Yosemite is named after the national park in California. So has Apple done with the OS X Yosemite the first one million people to register for the Beta testing program will get OS X Yosemite beta 4.

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There is a reason behind why Apple has launched this beta program for everyone. As we know that Beta versions are mostly very buggy and contain other problems. Apple wants you to find out these. According to Apple

“Only those people should download who are ready to face some problems. Do not to download the beta of Yosemite on their main computer. Download it on a separate one”

Well if you already have downloaded the beta version and hate the problems they might feel that it’s the end of the world, you don’t need to worry there’s still a way out. Every problem comes with the Solution is to wait for the update to be released as Apple will be working to improve the beta version continuously. Currently we are on the Beta 4 and Apple will be releasing the updated Beta versions until the final stable official launch. Every beta update would come up with better and better software.

And if you really can’t wait for that and your daily work is being interrupted follow the following guide to downgrade OS X Yosemite beta stable OS X Mavericks. Yosemite can be removed via two different methods. The first is recommended using time machine which allows you to install a backup of your data. The other is a complete fresh installation that will wipe all your data.

If you already have backed up using Time Machine than use back up of previous data which had Mavericks on it. And if you want a complete fresh install then follow the steps below. Your Mac must be connected to internet so it can download Mavericks. Now follow these steps.

  1. Go to Apple menu select Restart, then hold the Command (⌘) and R keys while computer restarts.
  2. Click over ‘Disk Utility’.
  3. Select your start-up disk and click on the Erase tab On the left tab.
  4. Select Mac OS Extended and click Erase.
  5. When erased, quit the Disk Utility choose “Disk Utility” > “Quit Disk Utility”.
  6. Reinstall Mac OS X and follow on-screen instructions.

After following the steps correctly your Mac would be running on OS X Mavericks, and if you are willing to wait than you can run OS X Yosemite Beta until the final version is released. OS X Yosemite will be released this fall publicly, it would be packed with exciting new features it would have a major design change, come with a new system font. Upgrades to Notification center, Mail, Safari and of course the new iCloud service.

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