Completely remove Xcode from OSX Lion

First you want to try running this:

sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools -mode=all
sudo rm -rf /Developer

Repeat above for any other directories beginning with Developer in your root directory. For some reason I had two: Developer and Developer-3.2.6.

Some systems may have a /Library/Developer/Shared directory also, so make sure you check for that directory, it will have its own uninstall-devtools script.

After that delete the install app (this will make sure the AppStore knows its been uninstalled):

sudo rm -rf /Applications/Install

Some people may also find deleting the AppStore cache helps, but only do this if the above doesn’t work, remember to replace “your username” with the actual directory name:

sudo rm -rf /Library/Caches
sudo rm -rf /User/your username/Library/Caches/


And let me know if you have any other tips.