Got a few questions about using the beta channel

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  • Forrest Smith

    Beta should always get the stable release once available, so you can stay on it full time.

    The beta update acts like a normal update and, effectively, replaces your stable OS. There's no way to roll back to the stable you were previously on once you update to beta. As a rule the browser will only update you to things that look like newer versions. So beta v1.1 can update to beta v1.2 or stable v2.1, but stable v2.1 won't update to beta v2.1. Instead if you switch to beta from stable v2.1 it will wait for beta to be either v2.2 or v3.1 before updating.

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  • Courtney

    Ah OK that's good to know lol. Was just making sure just didn't want to say with the beta version until the next beta version was released lol. 

    Ah OK that makes sense in all honesty & thanks for the good example makes sense and understandable in all honesty. 

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  • C. Nero

    Very old thread, but same topic.

    I am on stable 78.4.3.  Went the thru the steps About CloudReady - Detailed build info - change channel, and changed to Beta.

    I had read that there is 80.x Beta a week ago.  But it does not try to auto check for updates to change.  But the manual check for update area shows

    Your Chrome device is up to date
    78.4.3 Home Build stable-channel (64-bit)
     
    So I cannot manually check either.  Does it take some time before it would auto check for updates (under newer Beta) or after a while I would get the manual check for update menu?
     
     
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  • Bidwell Ely

    If you want to change the change your channel to developer, go to Settings, About Cloud Ready (on the bottom left column),  Click on Additional Details,  Click on "Change Channel" to Developer Channel. 

    After you change to the developer channel, check Media plug-ins to assure that they are up to date.

    I have had no problems on the developer channel. 

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  • C. Nero

    Bidwell, Thank you for replying.  You may see that the required steps you detailed are exactly what I did, as I showed in a compact notation on my second para, second line. (Please read). After I did that the system simply  stayed on Stable channel.  That is why asked if there wass a time delay.

    There is a possibility that the CloudReady update server is transiently down now... 

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  • Forrest Smith

    It's possible. But are you running fully installed ? Running on external media will not update.

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  • C. Nero

    Yes, I had done that from an internal install.  I shall try again another time.

    Is there any time delay?  What should I expect on the screen after I select Beta Channel?

     

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  • Forrest Smith

    generally no delay. You click the beta-channel radio button and then confirm/exit that screen and you should, when back at the About CloudReady settings page, see the machine searching for and starting to update if a beta update is available.

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  • C. Nero

    Confirmed.  Switching to Beta worked ok (at another time).

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