I am using Xcode 5.1.1 as I require an app which supports iOS 6.1 and Above with base SDK iOS 7.1. I tried upgrading Xcode 6.0 but it is not able to run iOS 6.1 simulators. So I reverted back to Xcode 5.1.1 with a backup that i had kept. As I upgraded my device to iOS 8.0, I am not able to run the same on the device with Xcode 5.1.1.

The following is the screen shot of what I See in the organiser.

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Is there any way to run my app on iOS 8.0 Device using Xcode 5.1.1?

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    What makes you think iOS8 can run on a older version of XCode ?
    – Jash Jacob
    Sep 26, 2014 at 16:51

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You need to gather symbols from device before connecting it to Xcode 5. Download and install Xcode 6 side by side with older Xcode. Connect iOS8 device to Xcode 6. Wait for it to collect symbols and see if device is ready for development. From now on Xcode 5 is able to "see" the device properly.


AppCode connected to xCode 5.1.1 is capable of running apps on iOS 8.

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