I was looking for Xcode 4.2 for Snow Leopard.

I had heard that the official release for iOS 5 was also going to be Snow Leopard enabled.

I could not find Xcode 4.2 + iOS5 for Snow Leopard on Apple's Dev site. Is there a known discussion on this?

  • Pinging @slhck -- See the answer
    – Daniel Beck
    Oct 14, 2011 at 17:38

3 Answers 3


Yes, if you log into the Dev Center, right below Xcode 4.2 for Lion is Xcode 4.2 for Snow Leopard. Unlike the one for Lion, which takes you to the App Store, it's a plain old 1.76 GB .dmg, and includes the iOS 5 SDK.

Edit: here is a direct link, which still requires authorization.

  • Where? This is what I see.
    – slhck
    Oct 14, 2011 at 17:42
  • That looks like the old page. The "Looking for Xcode 3" link is under the new 4.2 for Snow Leopard section. Slightly different on the Mac vs. iOS Dev Centers, but quite plain on both. Try logging into the other one.
    – Ken
    Oct 14, 2011 at 17:48
  • Obviously I'm still being served the old page? Did a quick screencast to make sure we're referring to the same.
    – slhck
    Oct 14, 2011 at 17:52
  • Ken, I dont see it. I see exactly what slhck has. I was told in passing that Xcode 4.2 was for Snow Leopard as well but I can't find it
    – cqm
    Oct 14, 2011 at 17:59
  • Try logging out and then back in with the Log in button at the top.
    – Ken
    Oct 14, 2011 at 18:00

Go to http://imzdl.com/download/397/torrent/xcode4.2ios5sdksnowleopard.torrent to download Xcode 4.2 for Snow Leopard or use the following magnet link.

  • 2
    Thanks for this, I can't believe how difficult Apple make this, there's pushing upgrades to Lion but this is crazy, I only need an updated version of Xcode because Homebrew said install 3.2.6 (which I can't find anywhere either! Apple's download link just stalled on me)
    – Greg K
    Dec 18, 2011 at 17:33
  • I crossed my fingers and upgraded to Lion. so far so good
    – cqm
    Jan 8, 2012 at 18:58
  • @GregK: 3.2.6 for Snow Leopard is still available from developer.apple.com/downloads (type "xcode 3" in the search box). Or directly: adcdownload.apple.com/Developer_Tools/…
    – marcin
    Jun 3, 2012 at 19:02
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    @marcin: Requires authentication sadly. Also the imzdl link doesn't work, however I found it on TPB: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:db3128479b334db88c4c048e9257387afbed7f39&dn=Xcode+4.2+for+Snow+Leopard+-+Apple+Developer+Center&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.istole.it%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.ccc.de%3A80
    – Timmmm
    Aug 23, 2012 at 12:20

Yes there is a xcode4.2 for snow leopard, however it only appeared after signing up to the iOS development program for me.

  • Can you inform the size and md5sum of this file Dominic? It is difficult to tell if files over the web is authentic. Apr 30, 2013 at 1:37

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