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Jan 14, 2019 22:13:57

Xcode fails to purchase from the mac app store

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Valentino Urbano

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This is not a tutorial, it's more of a note so I'm going to remember how to do something the next time I stumble again on the problem.


Disclaimer: I'm not responsible if any of the following methods is going to delete any of your files. You really should make a backup before attempting it. Mostly your Xcode preferences should be kept, but it is not a guarantee.


Best solution

[This method only works if you have a paid developer account.]

- Go to apple download page and login

- Click on more at the bottom

- Download the latest version of Xcode (that's not in beta)

- Make sure to delete the MacAppStore version of Xcode before updating it.

If you really want to use the MacAppStore, first ask yourself why. After that try these methods:


Method 1

[This method didn't work for more, but worked for others]

- Turn on debug mode for Appstore. Open the Terminal and write <code>defaults write com.apple.appstore ShowDebugMenu -bool true</code>

- Relaunch Appstore

- From the Menu select: Debug → Reset Application.


Method 2

[This method worked for me without deleting any preferences or add-ons]

- Delete code

- Quit the MacAppStore

- Restart your Mac

- Re-download Xcode ex-novo from the MacAppStore

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