Run and install Xcode 4.3 on Mac OS X Lion

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by cthesky, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. cthesky, Sep 8, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2012

    macrumors member

    Aug 21, 2011
    Hi all,

    Recently, my friend gave me a pendrive which consists Mac OS X Lion installer, but She forget where She downloaded this installer last time. So, how to know whether this installer is officially downloaded from Apple App Store? How about if lastly I found that this is an unofficial Lion installer, can I still use it to run and install Xcode 4.3? Can I still use Xcode to submit app if my Mac OS platform is not officially downloaded from Apple App Store?

    This is my first time install Mac OS X. Any comments and suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks a lot. :)
  2. macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2010
    Aartselaar // Antwerp // Belgium
    Mac installers are not binded by an account afaik. If you have the installer, you can go to any device and install it there (I bought them all, I just know this).
    And you can install Xcode from the appstore, use it to submit new apps to the appstore :) There should be no problem at all.
  3. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    You'll need to be installing it on Mac hardware. The installer does check whether it's being installed on Mac hardware or not. Even if you trick it into thinking its on Mac hardware, I think various drivers just dont work (your setup would be referred to as a "Hackintosh".)

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