2013-03-13 07:09 PM - edited 2015-03-21 11:58 PM
UPDATE 3/14/15: This solution works for reverting to ANY previous version of Spotify. Just replace the application with the desired version, 0.8.5 or otherwise. I have successfully used this trick to revert to 0.9.15.27 and 0.8.5.133. Also, APPS continue to work in these previous version. Attached is a screenshot of 0.8.5.133 artist pages, clean, simple, cohesive, text a bit small, and SEARCH function still in tact. 0.8.5.133 also runs MUCH faster on my Windows and Mac machines.
The "Horrible update [0.8.8]" thread has begun to bury the work arounds for those of us NOT happy with the 0.8.8 update. Here is a guide to reverting to 0.8.5 for Mac. Spotify support has NOT provided a way for us to do this, despite my many attempts. Hopefully it will help some people who visit the forum.
If you already have upgraded to 0.8.8: (if you haven't upgraded already, start with step #3)
Let me know if you have any problems! This has worked for me on OS X 10.8.2. Thanks to th80 for the help on this!
Removed link, not allowed to post links to download packages outside spotify site. hpguru
SPOTIFY REMOVED THE DOWNLOAD LINKS TO PREVIOUS VERSIONS... FURTHER HINDERING PEOPLE'S ABILITY TO USE WORK AROUNDS FOR THE SUPPORT THEY REFUSE TO PROVIDE. ... do some Googling and you should find it - try oldversion.com or oldapps.com
Solved! Go to Solution.
2015-03-18 03:25 AM
Done all the steps, even download the older older version... locked the new files... didnt logged in until i had created those files... but after some min i got the update message.
Still i think my problem is that i have no idea why theres no Spotify file on my Library, and since Im creating this files and the new empty ones... theres no recognition, therefore the update is not being stopped.
Anyone has the same problem?
2015-03-19 06:41 AM
You certainly can NOT save it "anywhere"--that's the whole point. This might help you follow the instructions. It was in a past about three back in this thread:
2015-03-25 11:26 PM
I'm not sure if this method was mentioned but I replaced the Spotify app in Mac HD/Applications with an older version and locked it. When you reopen Spotify, it seems to download the latest version and save it to a new location, in my case Users/Username/Applications. I've now deleted the app from this location and locked this folder (which is otherwise empty) to prevent Spotify from downloading the latest version to it. It seems to be working, and I still have the old apps etc.
Not sure if I explained this clearly, or whether this will work permanently but seems to be doing the trick now. When I reopen Spotify I get a message saying Spotify is trying to make changes .. click cancel and the old Spotify opens again.
2015-03-26 12:48 PM
By not creating the dummy files and locking them you are still allowing Spotify to attempt to update in the background. That's why you're getting the message. So sure... it sort of works. But if you'd like to have a better fix without having to click for Spotify not to upgrade everytime you restart it - you should use the method described in the original post.
Not sure why people are still having trouble with this...
2016-04-14 04:48 PM
2013-03-14 10:48 AM
Thanks for posting this, I am sure a lot of people will be very happy!
For community members on OS X 10.5 only, there is also a support post here about getting Spotify to work. If you are having issues on 10.5, please post in that topic so it is easier to keep track ;)
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2013-03-14 02:09 PM
I tried this, and it worked for the older version, but the reinstall option is still at the top of spotify? Is it supposed to be there. Maybe I used a text editor that did not work? I used 'text edit' that comes with mac.
2013-03-14 02:12 PM
Spotify_new.archive and Spotify_new.archive.sig keep coming back when I reopen spotify, and the ones I added are there also. The one's I made say they are RTF files.
2013-03-14 03:35 PM - edited 2013-03-14 03:36 PM
Also, Spotify finally got back to me about reverting... and they will NOT be supporting any reversions for paying customers. This is an absurd and insulting stance for company to its paying customers. And have essentially told us all "you're out of luck.... good luck on your own!" So it looks like we're stuck with our own work arounds... until they "fix" 0.8.8. Here is the reply:
There's currently no official legacy version of Spotify to use, as the official download from https://www.spotify.com/download/ will automatically get the latest version but if you Google "0.8.5 Spotify" you'll find some links to the older version easy enough. Note: if you use any of those links, they might not be secure or virus-free so use at your discretion. Adam Watts Spotify Customer Services Cambridge
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