How to get Yosemite download?

Hi. I’m an Apple Developer member and need to update my Mavericks OS to Yosemite for testing but now El Capitan is out I can’t find it in the MAS or the ADC resources or download section. Can anyone point me in the right direction or give me the phone number for Apple Developer Support? Thanks.

Thanks, yeah I looked there but the latest 10.10.3 build on offer description makes it sound like it’s just an update to 10.10 not actually 10.10. Am I mistaken and it’s the full version?

The confusion is that now you get it via the App Store - you’ll get a Install OS X download, which can easily be converted to a USB installer if you want, using

sudo /Applications/Install\\ OS\\ X\\ --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\\ OS\\ X\\ --nointeraction

Still confused. It’s not available via the app store only that file is available via the downloads section and it’s a dmg. Is that the full installer?

It works something like this:

  • you get a redemption code from
  • you redeem it in the App Store
  • you download it in App Store
  • Later on, you can find it in Purchased items

E.g. when I go to purchased items in the app store, I can see Yosemite and El Capitan installers.

If you’ve never downloaded those before, it may not work the same?

That’s the problem I never downloaded it from MAS so it’s not available to me under purchased items or if you do a current search in the store. Surely it should still be available for Apple Developer Members even if they haven’t dowbnloaded it? I need to do some testing on it. I can’t believe it’s not available to me since I’m a paid up member.

I have a Mac Dev account too and I went through this whole thing about a month ago. Apple has got its head somewhere else other than the customer’s best interest on this issue (one guess where). I ended having to start an upgrade on a machine that I didn’t want the upgrade on, stop it in mid-install, and then retrieve the actual installer out of bundle and save it as a standalone, then copy that 6 GB monster over to the machine I wanted to setup the VM on and then was able to install it.

Here is the thread on this forum:

Just ruined my upcoming weekend revisiting this!

Hi Merv. Thanks for the advice but that won’t work for me because I don’t have the Yosemite installer on my system and there seems to be no way of downloading it from MAS or the dev center.

I just spent 30 mins on the phone to dev support who ultimately told me that they only deal with pre-release software and that they can’t help me because Yosemite is publicly available and so I have to speak to Apple tech support. They transferred me to them and then after another 15 mins of waiting their tier 1 tech guy said he spoke to his supervisor and that Yosemite is not available and there’s nothing I can do. Unbelievable.

What’s the point of paying Apple Developer each year when this is the kind of crap you get. No help whatsoever. Do Apple really think that as soon as El Capitain is released everyone is gonna switch over on day one and then developers no longer have to deal with previous OS X version testing?

Sorry for the rant but I’m pissed I’ve wasted half my day and still no solution.

I have Mavericks on that machine. I started the Yosemite upgrade, then extracted the file in mid-install.

I got transferred on the phone two or three times as well. I ended up blowing about 3 hours as well. Let me see if I can find the link I used it is out there, just hard to find.

if all else fails, what is your time worth?

this isn’t me, by the way… :wink:

The link I used a month ago, now takes me to… a pop up:

“Item not Available”

"The item you’ve requested is not currently available in the U.S. store.

Apparently, more Apple brilliance.

I did a search on “Yosemite” in the iTunes store after the error… some very lovely waterfalls.

Yes I’ve seen people are selling it on Ebay but right now the idea of purchasing it riles me!

I can’t find it, it’s not there now, was a month ago. Apparently Apple is completely oblivious to the fact that developers might actually need to test on an O/S one version back that some of their customers might still be one.

Bravo, Apple, well done. Now get back to counting your bazillions and don’t think about pip-squeak developers like us.

I have it but I’m not sure I’m permitted to post it for anyone to grab …

But you’re right its just the updated on downloads … strange

Maybe it falls under the classification of “abandonware”.

Not sure I want to post it and find out different from Apple legal :stuck_out_tongue:

Same here.

Yes, thanks guys but I don’t think it would be a good idea for anyone to post a link to it. I’ve submitted a couple of support tickets/emails to two different Apple places to see if they can help. Wish I’d downloaded it from MAS a couple of months ago but never thought it would be impossible to retrieve from Apple as a paid up developer.