GUIDE How to Download macOS Monterey Preview Beta without Developer Account

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How to Download macOS Monterey Preview Beta without Developer Account

Recently, Apple announced their new macOS lineup i.e macOS Monterey 12.0. The copy of macOS Monterey is currently available to developers who have enrolled in the Apple Developer Program.

Users who have not enrolled in Apple's Developer Program, cannot get the update directly onto their Mac system. However, as always, there is a workaround to it. The methods for downloading macOS Monterey Preview without Developer Account has been described below. All the methods discussed here are official installers directly from Apple Server and is not modified in any way.

Downloading macOS Monterey


Method 1: Using Beta Profile
The first method is one of the easiest method and can be done within two steps.

STEP 1: Accessing macOS Developer Beta Access Utility
The very first step is to download the Developer Beta Access Utility. To download macOS Developer Beta Access Utility, follow the steps below.

1. Visit Beta Profiles on your Mac.
2. Scroll down to macOS 12 Download and click on Install Profile.

STEP 2: Installing macOS Developer Beta Access Utility
The next step is to install macOS Developer Beta Access Utility which will provide an update for macOS Monterey. To install the Developer Access Utility, follow the steps below.

1. Open the macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.dmg using double click which you downloaded in step #2.
2. Install the package file. When promoted, enter your password and proceed with the installation.

STEP 3: Download macOS Monterey
After installing the macOS Developer Beta Access Utility, an update will be detected in System Preferences>Software Update.

1. Click on Upgrade Now button and the software update will start downloading the copy of macOS Monterey.
2. Once the download finishes, a copy of macOS Monterey can be found under Applications folder.

Method 2: Using gibMacOS
The second method is one of the easiest method and can be done within two steps.

STEP 1: Downloading gibMacOS
The very first step is to download gibMacOS. To download gibMacOS, follow the steps below.

1. Visit gibMacOS on your Mac.
2. Click on Code button and then select Download Zip.
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3. Extract the .Zip file to your working directory.

STEP 2: Downloading macOS Monterey
The next step is to download macOS Monterey using the gibMacOS script. To download macOS Monterey, follow the steps below.

1. Double click on gibMacOS.command to open.
You'll get a list of available products for the download like below.

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2. From the options, type "C" and press enter key and you'll get SU Catalog.

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3. From the options, select 4 which is for Developers and press enter key and It will start downloading the catalog.

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4. Type 1 which is for "macOS 12 Beta 12.0 (21A5248p)."

The script will start downloading the files. Once the download is completed, you'll see the following screen.

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The downloads can be found under the following directory.
Code:
/Users/yourusername/Downloads/gibMacOS-master/macOS Downloads/developer/071-51840 - 12.0 macOS 12 Beta

Note:
Replace "yourusername" with your actual username.

STEP 3: Accessing macOS Monterey Installer

The next step is to access macOS Monterey installer. To access the installer, follow the steps below.

1. Open the InstallAssistant.pkg file using double click which you downloaded in step #2.
2. Install the package file. When promoted, enter your password and proceed with the installation.

After installing the package file, the macOS Monterey installer will appear under Applications folder.

Note:
You can use this installer to upgrade or clean install macOS Monterey on your system.
 
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