Apple has rolled out OS X Yosemite Gold Master (GM) Candidate 1.0 to developers for testing purpose.
Unveiled at Apple's WWDC event, the OS X Yosemite 10.10 is a powerful version of OS X redesigned and revamped with fresh and modern looks, having powerful new apps and the new continuity features to make the working experience across Mac and iOS device even more smoother.
Bearing a build number of 14A379a, the OS X Yosemite GM Candidate is a pre-release version, which can be downloaded from Mac App store via download code or, through Software Update. The Gold Master candidate adds the SMS Relay feature allowing users to send text messages from Mac, reports iPhone Hacks.
The latest build could be the final version of OS X Yosemite, before Apple rolls out the final version of the update, which is highly likely later this month. However, last year, the company released the second gold master version before the OS X Mavericks went for a public release.
The OS X Yosemite Developer Preview version supports the following Mac devices.
- iMac (Mid 2007 or later)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- MacBook (Late2008 Aluminum or Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
Interested Mac users who are currently looking for an installation method to get the Gold Master version, may follow the guide below. (Courtesy of Redmod Pie)
How to install OS X Yosemite beta for free
Step-1: Navigate to appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram using Safari on Mac
Step-2: Those who are new click the Sign Up button to join in the new programme. If you already an OS X Beta Program member, then click Sign in
Step-3: Once you have signed in using Apple ID, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Get OS X Yosemite Beta Redemption Code button
Step-4: This will open up a new screen with necessary instruction saying how to download and install Yosemite beta. Verify everything and click on the checkbox saying, "I have read the above and understand the limitations of using the beta software" with "Download and install Yosemite Beta" heading. You should see the Yosemite Redemption Code, then click on the Download OS X Yosemite Beta button
Step-5: The Mac App Store will launch and prompt you to enter your redemption code. Enter it and Yosemite beta will start installing
When the installation is completed, your Mac should be running the new beta version of OS X Yosemite.