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Has anyone ever installed the iOS 4.1 SDK on Mac OS X running on a PC? If so, can you please tell me how you did it, because I'm having
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    Question Installing XCode & iOS SDK 4.1 on OSX86
    Has anyone ever installed the iOS 4.1 SDK on Mac OS X running on a PC? If so, can you please tell me how you did it, because I'm having no success.

    I have been trying for a whole week to get a virtualized Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2 to install XCode and the iOS 4.1 SDK. I'm doing this on Ubuntu 10.04 64bit with 8GB of RAM and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

    I have had OS X running fine on its own twice, both in VMWare Workstation AND in Virtual Box while attempting 2 different tutorials.
    But my problem is that when I try to install the iOS SDK, there is no '/Developer' folder created on the virtual HDD, even though the installer says "Installation completed successfully!"...

    It seems to have written the files somewhere, but I seriously can't find them ANYWHERE, and I know how to grep my way around a Unix-based FS. I have changed the destination folder to my home directory, but the files still don't show up. The problem is pretty much identical in both VMWare and Virtual Box.

    I have no idea why XCode doesn't install properly on my virtual machine, but it is driving me insane. I am posting a new thread here as my last resort after about 20 hours of effort.

    I'm sure a LOT of people have done this before, but theres nothing on Google! A guy posted how to get the 3.0 SDK working on OS X 10.5, but something must have changed in 10.6.2 & SDK 4.1.

    Maybe its possible to extract and install the SDK package manually, but I don't really know how. Then I could step through the installation and debug it to see whats going wrong. So if anyone has any advice, I'm all ears.. (I have looked at the logs from the installer, by the way, but don't really know what to look out for.)

    So please help if you can, I really want to start coding apps for my iPhone! Apple SUCKS. If they would just let us develop apps on linux, we wouldn't have to do this.

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    1. Do you have enough virtual hard drive space allocated? You need atleast 10 Gigs
    2. Did you try to use VMWare Player? Installing iOS SDK and Xcode on Windows 7 | The iPod touch Weblog - Apple News, Tricks, and Themes
    3. As a last resort, I would install 10.5 and then find an older version of the SDK.

    Just from experience, I have gotten the SDK to work on Oracle's Virtual Box, instructions are pretty much the same but VB is known to be slower than VM.

    btw if you reply to this message, pm me so i know and try and help u out

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    It installs to a folder labeled developer. Look through finder not the app folder. It worked for me on my 10.6.2 virtualbox. And the sdk has to match your version of osx

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix81 View Post
    It installs to a folder labeled developer. Look through finder not the app folder. It worked for me on my 10.6.2 virtualbox. And the sdk has to match your version of osx
    The full location:
    Your Hard Drive Name>Developer>Applications>Xcode

    Then you can make new iOS project

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    Hey guys, thanks for the replies. Turns out the problem was hardware related .. I ran 'memtest' and found that a 2GB stick of RAM was dead. Everything works great now! Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by nathan_f77 View Post
    Hey guys, thanks for the replies. Turns out the problem was hardware related .. I ran 'memtest' and found that a 2GB stick of RAM was dead. Everything works great now! Thanks again
    Great to hear that!

    Mind just putting up some general steps on how you solved the dead RAM problem in case someone else comes along with the same problem?

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    Hey... where can i get XCode & iOS SDK 4.1 for snow leopard ? Do you maybe have it ? trying to find it on google/torrents, but no results :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardawid View Post
    Hey... where can i get XCode & iOS SDK 4.1 for snow leopard ? Do you maybe have it ? trying to find it on google/torrents, but no results :/
    XCode 4.x for Snow Leopard is only available to people in the paid Developers program.
    XCode 4.x for Lion is a free download from Mac AppStore.

    Otherwise, you can't get Xcode 4.

    Do you maybe have it ?
    Anyone who has it is under NDA, and won't talk to you anyway.
    Last edited by raduga; 10-23-2011 at 06:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
    XCode 4.x for Snow Leopard is only available to people in the paid Developers program.
    XCode 4.x for Lion is a free download from Mac AppStore.

    Otherwise, you can't get Xcode 4.


    Anyone who has it is under NDA, and won't talk to you anyway.
    What he said. Tough break. Also, no war3z and all that.

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    Thanks for your fast reply.

    Well here's my problem... In college we need to make Apple app, but i don't have a Mac so i wanted to try to do this with virtaul snow leopard... but as i see i can not get Xcode for snow leopard.

    So do you think switching to lion will help ? Or is there any other solution ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cardawid View Post
    Thanks for your fast reply.

    Well here's my problem... In college we need to make Apple app, but i don't have a Mac so i wanted to try to do this with virtaul snow leopard... but as i see i can not get Xcode for snow leopard.

    So do you think switching to lion will help ? Or is there any other solution ?
    Ask your teacher what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadfire55 View Post
    Great to hear that!

    Mind just putting up some general steps on how you solved the dead RAM problem in case someone else comes along with the same problem?
    The OP really helped me get xcode 4.1 / osx 10.6 / virtualbox 4.1.8 installed on debian squeeze. Also, this site was helpful a few years ago learning to jailbreak. So, registered to give something back.

    Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool xxx.memtest.org
    All ubuntu/debian linux versions and I'd imagine other linux distros, particularly knoppix based, have memtest included in the bootcd. It's integrated into the bootloader ( either grub or grub2) of the cd. Or you can download it and install to floppy/cdrom/usbstick. Follow steps at memtest website.
    1. Turn on machine, choose memtest from boot menu.
    2. Observe text console as memtest starts various memory tests.
    3. Most errors show up within 1st 30-60 minutes of test. However, lots of ram (8gb+) takes many hours for each full pass.
    4. Any errors, generally = bad ram module.
    5. If errors, pull all modules. Reinsert each one individually and rerun memtest86.
    6. Sometimes reshuffling modules will eliminate the error(s). I've done this for years for old servers with 128/256 dram modules.

    I install memtest86 to bootloader on every server I build. These machines generally output video via console on serial port (no video adapter) and memtest/bootloader is configured for serial output as well. Really helpful to test ram if the machine starts hanging or old machines after years continuous use.

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