XCode 4.3.1 download woes!

Last night I have updated iPad to 5.1 which went smooth but now I lost the ability to test my Apps on it. This was due to my development environment ( xcode ) being at 4.2 version.

I’ve uninstalled Xcode 4.2 and tried to download Xcode 4.3 from the App Store. It said it was downloading but after waiting an hr, I’ve decided to nuke it out as there was no progress with the download. Not sure whats wrong with the App Store. Anyway for all the folks out there who are running into this issue and desperately  searching for alternatives, please follow below steps!

  1. Go to IOS Dev Center
  2. Under Downloads  section, click on the button Download Xcode 4
  3. On this page, do NOT click View in Mac App Store
  4. Instead click on Looking for additional developer tools? View Downloads
  5. On this page, you can download dmg file from the section Xcode 4.3.1 for Lion
Below are screenshots to help you navigate.
That’s it! Developer site is available only to the paid members though.