downgrading xcode

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by ljg93, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2011
    hey i downloaded the newest version of xcode available and i really dont like it, anyway i could go back to a older version of xcode? and how?
  2. macrumors 68000

    Jan 28, 2003
    Less lost in L.A.
    Follow the un-install instructions. I think that is in a readme file in the pkg you download. Then install the older version which is available on the dev site.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2011
    does it really matter what version i use of xcode?
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    It's been a few months since I submitted an app store build but I believe Xcode 3 is no longer supported for app store submission. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.

    If this is the case, then you generally need the most recent version of the developer tools to submit builds to the app store and you should never submit builds built with beta developer tools.

    I've gone back and forth from Xcode 3 and 4, mainly because Xcode 4 seemed to be a bit rushed and buggy on first release; going by changes in 4.1 and 4.2 things seem to be improving and we're all going to have to get used to Xcode 4 eventually as I doubt Xcode 3 will ever be supported for Lion and iOS5 development.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2011
    xcode 4 just seems a lot more complicated and very unnecessary to get familiar with all over again. I hope the older version of xcode will still work.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    Not for much longer I would have thought...if you start learning now, you'll be ahead of the curve. ;)
  7. macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2010
    Aartselaar // Antwerp // Belgium
    You need to get used to xCode 4 anyways, because the iOS5 will be in Xcode 4.2 and ++ only.
    And it's not that hard after all once u know it, i even find it easier (exept it still crashes after some hours, or slows my pc down.)
  8. macrumors 68030


    Sep 2, 2008
    You can install more than one version of Xcode at a time. They just need to go into different folders. There is place in the installer where you can change the location of the install. Look in the AboutXcode.pdf file in your Developer folder for instructions.

    I believe that Xcode 3.2.6 is still acceptable for submitting apps to the app store. I'm guessing though that there won't be any more versions of 3.x.

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