I'm new to Mac OS X and I'm trying to install Xcode on OS X Yosemite.

First I tried using the AppStore, but when I click in "Install App" the App Store hangs (the little wheel in the top bar keeps spinning)

I tried installing using the command line by calling "gcc" to get the DevTools installation popup. Gcc and other utilities are installed, but not Xcode.

I searched the web and already rebooted the machine, cleared the Appstore cache but the installation doesn't start.

Has anyone had the same problem and/or knows how to solve it?


If you have an developer account (I think an arbitrary Apple ID is sufficient) you can download Xcode in various varieties including other developer tools at Downloads for Apple Developers.

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    It's worth noting that XCode 7 won't work on Yosimite, you'll need 6.4 .. thanks for the URL to the downloads. – Tracker1 Apr 19 '16 at 23:49

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