[Tails-testers] [Tails-news] Call for testing: 4.5~rc1

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Tails 4.5, scheduled for April 7, will be the first version of Tails to
support Secure Boot.

You can help Tails by testing the release candidate for Tails 4.5 now.

# Secure Boot

Tails 4.5~rc1 should start on computers in UEFI mode and with Secure Boot

# Known issues

If your Mac displays the following error:

    Security settings do not allow this Mac to use an external startup disk.

Then you have to change the change the settings of the _Startup Security
Utility_ of your Mac to authorize starting from Tails.

[Read our instructions on how to authorize starting from Tails on your

To open _Startup Security Utility_:

1. Turn on your Mac, then press and hold **Command(⌘)+R** immediately after you see the Apple logo. Your Mac starts up from [macOS Recovery](https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201314).

2. When you see the macOS _Utilities_ window, choose **Utilities ▸ Startup Security Utility** from the menu bar.

3. When you are asked to authenticate, click **Enter macOS Password**, then choose an administrator account and enter its password.

![Startup Security Utility](https://tails.boum.org/news/test_4.5-rc1/startup-

In the _Startup Security Utility_:

* Choose **No Security** in the **Secure Boot** section.

* Choose **Allow booting from external media** in the **External Boot**.

To still protect your Mac from starting on untrusted external media, you can
[set a firmware password](https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204455), available
on macOS Mountain Lion or later. A firmware password prevents users who do not
have the password from starting up from any media other than the designated
startup disk.

**If you forget your firmware password it will require an in-person service appointment with an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider.**

Read more on Apple Support about:

* [Startup Security Utility](https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208198)
* [Secure Boot](https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208330)
* [How to set a firmware password on your Mac](https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204455)

See the list of [long-standing

# How to test Tails 4.5~rc1?

Keep in mind that this is a test image. We tested that it is not broken in
obvious ways, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.

Please, report any new problem to [tails-testers@???](mailto:tails-
testers@???) (public mailing list).

# Get Tails 4.5~rc1

## To upgrade your Tails USB stick and keep your persistent storage

* Automatic upgrades are available from 4.2 or later to 4.5~rc1.

To do an automatic upgrade to Tails 4.5~rc1:

    1. Start Tails 4.2 or later and [set an administration password](https://tails.boum.org/doc/first_steps/startup_options/administration_password/index.en.html).

    2. Run this command in a _Terminal_:

                echo TAILS_CHANNEL=\"alpha\" | sudo tee -a /etc/os-release && \

Enter the administration password when asked for the "password for amnesia".

    3. After the upgrade is applied, restart Tails and choose **Applications ▸ Tails ▸ About Tails** to verify that you are running Tails 4.5~rc1.

* If you cannot do an automatic upgrade or if Tails fails to start after an automatic upgrade, please try to do a [manual upgrade](https://tails.boum.org/doc/upgrade/index.en.html#manual).

## To download 4.5~rc1

### Direct download

* [For USB sticks (USB image)](http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/alpha/tails-amd64-4.0~rc1/tails-amd64-4.0~rc1.img) ([?](https://tails.boum.org/ikiwiki.cgi?do=create&from=news%2Ftest_4.5-rc1&page=torrents%2Ffiles%2Ftails-amd64-4.0~rc1.img.sig)OpenPGP signature)

* [For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)](http://dl.amnesia.boum.org/tails/alpha/tails-amd64-4.0~rc1/tails-amd64-4.0~rc1.iso) ([?](https://tails.boum.org/ikiwiki.cgi?do=create&from=news%2Ftest_4.5-rc1&page=torrents%2Ffiles%2Ftails-amd64-4.0~rc1.iso.sig)OpenPGP signature)

### BitTorrent download

* [For USB sticks (USB image)](https://tails.boum.org/torrents/files/tails-amd64-4.0~rc1.img.torrent)

* [For DVDs and virtual machines (ISO image)](https://tails.boum.org/torrents/files/tails-amd64-4.0~rc1.iso.torrent)

## To install Tails on a new USB stick

Follow our installation instructions:

* [Install from Windows](https://tails.boum.org/install/win/usb/index.en.html)
* [Install from macOS](https://tails.boum.org/install/mac/usb/index.en.html)
* [Install from Linux](https://tails.boum.org/install/linux/usb/index.en.html)

All the data on this USB stick will be lost.

# What's coming up?

Tails 4.5 is [scheduled](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/calendar/) for
April 7.

Have a look at our [roadmap](https://tails.boum.org/contribute/roadmap) to see
where we are heading to.

We need your help and there are many ways to [contribute to
([donating](https://tails.boum.org/donate/?r=4.5-rc1) is only one of them).
Come [talk to us](https://tails.boum.org/about/contact/index.en.html#tails-

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