This solution is deprecated. Please refer to Solving Issue with macOS 10.12 Sierra.

Starting release 4.0, embedXcode supports Xcode 7 on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

However, some users have experienced difficulties during the installation of embedXcode.

Most of the issues seem related to files permissions.

1- Repair Files Permissions

Before installing embedXcode, I strongly recommend to open the Disk Utility and launch a First Aid.

In some cases, the previous installation of embedXcode goes to /Library/Developer/Xcode/Templates instead of ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/Templates —under the Home directory.


Please delete the /Library/Developer/Xcode/Templates folder.


2- Fix ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/Templates Owner

If the ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/Templates folder may be owned by root, perform.

sudo chown -R user:staff ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/Templates

3- Launch the Installation Manually

In case the automatic installation fails,

  • Open a Terminal window.
  • Launch the command
sudo installer -pkg embedXcode-231.pkg -target /

Please refer to Perform a manual installation if the package fails

4- Delete the Previous Installation Manually

There are two places to look after

  1. ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/File Templates
  2. /Library/Developer/Xcode/File Templates

  • Delete all the embedXcode-related files on those 2 folders,
  • then proceed with the installation again.