How to Install macOS Catalina v10.15.4 Beta 1 Without Developer Account

The macOS Catalina was introduced by Apple back at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2019. Moreover, with the launch of Catalina, Apple brought the curtains down on its iTunes music services. However, in place of iTunes, Apple brought in Apple Music, podcasts and Apple TV for the users. Note that macOS Catalina has been released for developers and is still in beta. And if you are looking for ways to install it without needing a Developer account then, you are at the right place. As in this post, we will guide you on how to install macOS Catalina v10.15.4 Beta 1 update without a developer account.

With the help of this guide, you will be able to install the Catalina beta 1 update without the developer’s account. It is recommended that you follow all the mentioned steps carefully to avoid any issues. Keep in mind that Catalina is still in a beta stage for the developers and comes with serious bugs and issues. However, if you are okay with the bugs you can also enjoy some new features that Apple rolls out for the developers before it makes its way into the stable update. So, without any further ado, let us get straight into the article itself:

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Compatible Mac Devices

Before we go ahead with the installation, below is the list of macOS Catalina compatible Macs:

macOS Catalina Compatible MacBook Pro

  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)

MacOS Catalina Supported MacBook Air

  • MacBook Air 2018
  • MacBook Air 2012

iMac

  • iMac Slim Unibody (2012)
  • iMac Slim Unibody with Retina 5K Display (2014)
  • iMac Pro (2017)

macOS Catalina on Mac Mini

  • Macmini6,1 – 2012
  • Macmini6,2 – 2012
  • Macmini7,1 – 2014
  • Mac mini USB – C 2018

macOS Catalina Supported Mac Pro

  • Mac Pro Second Generation 2013
  • Mac Pro Third Generation 2019

Steps to Download and Install macOS Catalina

Now, once you have checked the compatible mac then, you can go ahead with the procedure for the installation:

  1. Firstly, you need to download the beta profile from this link.
  2. Open the file downloaded from the above link. It will automatically mount itself.
  3. Now double-click macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg. This will launch the macOS utility screen for installation.
  4. Tap on Continue → Continue → and Agree to terms and conditions.
  5. Click on Install and then you need to enter the password which will enroll your profile with Beta profile.
  6. After the beta profile is successful, System Preferences will be automatically launched and it will try to locate the macOS update.
  7. Notably, it will detect the Catalina v10.15.4 update.
  8. Click on the “Upgrade” button to launch the macOS 10.15 setup.
  9. To begin the installation process, you need to click on Continue → Agree → Agree again → Install → Enter your Mac Password.
  10. That’s it!

The installation will take a couple of hours and once it is done, you will have successfully installed the macOS Catalina v10.15 without a developers account. So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys liked this post. Let us know in the comments below if you come across any issues while following the above-mentioned steps. Until the next post…Cheers!

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