I'm right now on Beta 2 of Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" (15A204h)

The Mac App Store wants me to update to Beta 3 AppStore proposes to update to Beta3

I know that the latest Beta is Beta 7 (15A263e)

Current Beta information

Redeeming the code for Beta 7 doesn't work.

Error redeeming code

It seems that this is the same code that got me Beta 1

Image from Purchases section of App Store: enter image description here

And I cannot see in "Purchases" section of App Store Beta 7 available.

Is there a way to upgrade from Beta 2 (or any earlier version) to Beta 7 directly. Without having to upgrade 5 times?

  • Are you a developer or are you using the Public Beta? Because the devs get different betas than the public, so the developer beta is up to Beta 7, while the Public Beta is up to Beta 5. Commented Aug 19, 2015 at 21:40
  • @RedEagle2000 Yes. I'm on the Developer's betas. And I redeemed code from Developer Site (for Beta 1). But this doesn't matter. I wonder if Apple push "incremental updates" so I cannot update directly to Beta 7 Commented Aug 19, 2015 at 21:46

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Update incrementally to Beta 3. And you will get immediate update to 7th beta (So they've done combo update from 3 to 7 - nothing more is known)

This is what is shown in App Store on Beta 3. Update from 3'rd Beta to 7'th

After update:

Beta 7 About this Mac

  • That is cool. 7 dropped just after I answered so I didn't know it was combo as I was on 6. Glad you were saved a few reboots :)
    – bmike
    Commented Aug 19, 2015 at 23:56

You can't - Apple hasn't released a combo updater (yet) and we're at β7 build 15A263e.

You can duplicate this radar if you find it a waste of time.

So, your best bet is to get decent connection to the network and softwareupdate --download --all and then softwareupdate --install --all (or just straight install which downloads then installs)

  • "You can duplicate this radar". Do you mean just coping report from openradar.me and file report on official radar bugreport.apple.com to get notice from Apple Engineers for the cause? Commented Aug 19, 2015 at 22:08
  • @PaulBrewczynski download quick radar and paste the url/ open radar number as a duplicate. That's the easiest way I know.
    – bmike
    Commented Aug 19, 2015 at 23:55

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