So I tried updating Xcode but after the update I still got the same version of it (so there was an update still available).

I decided to uninstall it by throwing the app in the trash. The update still remains. After clicking 'Update', nothing happens and now I can't use it.

Any help on this as it is very important for me right now?

Note: I deleted the Library/Developer folder too

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    Have you tried downloading it directly from Apple's Developer site? I thought you could still do that (in addition to the MAS).
    – fsb
    Apr 9, 2019 at 12:57
  • @fsb It prompts me to iTunes which in turn opens the link in the AppStore of my mac.
    – user8911
    Apr 9, 2019 at 13:08
  • Try developer.apple.com/download You should be able to download a stand-alone version of Xcode.
    – Ɱark Ƭ
    Apr 9, 2019 at 16:26
  • @ⱮarkƬ I thought so too but the 'download' button gets me to iTunes
    – user8911
    Apr 10, 2019 at 0:10
  • Yeah, I had the wrong URL. Sorry about that. See the answer I just added.
    – Ɱark Ƭ
    Apr 10, 2019 at 13:47

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There is a downloads page with all past versions of all of the developer tools on it, try https://developer.apple.com/download/more/

  1. Click on the "+" button to the left of "Xcode 10.2"
  2. Click on the "Xcode 10.2.xip" link to download Xcode.

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