I have installed Xcode 12.2 from the App Store. (I am using Big Sur 11.0.1).
I would like to use the XVim2 plugin for Xcode. In order to use the the XVim2 plugin, the Xcode app must be re-signed with a self-signed certificate. Since, re-signing the app will replace the original signature, I would like to keep 2 copies of the Xcode app- the original one signed by Apple and a copy which has been re-signed by me.
I tried to copy the Xcode app by performing the following steps-
- Open Finder and go to /Applications
- Copy Xcode.app
- Go to ~/Desktop and paste the app
- Rename the Xcode.app file in Desktop to XcodeVim.app
- Move the XcodeVim.app file to /Applications
After these steps, if I try to open the Xcode.app or the XcodeVim.app, the apps do not respond. The activity monitor shows that a process called
XProtectService uses a lot of CPU when I try to open the apps.
Is there any way to copy the Xcode app which is installed from the App Store?
I do not face this issue if I use the
.xip file downloaded from https://developer.apple.com . I can make copies of the Xcode app and use them concurrently. However, I cannot use the
.xip file from Apple Developer website as it does not support delta updates while App Store supports delta updates.