Having Yosemite beta code issues? Here's the fix!

Since Apple opened the doors on its OS X Yosemite public beta, there have been a number of folks having all kinds of issues redeeming their download codes. The program gives you a Mac App Store code to redeem for your copy, but there's a widespread issue that seems to be telling eager testers their codes have already been redeemed. There's an easy fix for it, though, that should have you up and running in no time.

Make sure you're logged in to the redemption page at the OS X Beta portal and if you're seeing the issue, just refresh the page. That's it. Refreshing should generate a new code for you to then go and redeem in the Mac App Store.

And if you've yet to do so, be sure to read up on how to best prepare your Mac before you pull the trigger.

via 9to5Mac

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Having Yosemite beta code issues? Here's the fix!


I got redemption, but now when it gets to 1.5gb, I get an error and it completely restarts downloading. Tried it 5 times and got the same error.

+1 as well. Tried the refresh trick and got the same key over again. I've been trying about 4 hrs now. Was optimistic but now frustrated

I was having trouble with my code, I would do the refresh trick but it just gave me the same code every time. then I checked my purchased page in the App Store, and Yosemite was right at the top of the list. I was able to download it from there.

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I got my code just fine. It's downloading the update that's the problem. I only get to around 100MB before it says my download failed. Every year, Apple, every year. I guess I'll have to learn not to download within a week or two after the release day (iOS or OS X)... But I can't.

My iCloud Keychain got disabled on all my devices and now will not re-enable on any of them. I wonder if Yosemite updated my keychain to a new format? Does anybody know a fix for this? I hope I don't have to wait until my phone has iOS 8 to use iCloud Keychain again.

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