Run iPad(Retina) Simulator in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

1. Upgrade Xcode to 4.2 ( most recent by today 2012/06/26 )
If you get failure message right after the installation begins, it is because of the local date is not preferable for the installation. Change the date to some day a year ago, and try to install again, it will succeed this time. Don’t forget to change the local date back to the correct one.

2. Upgrade Titanium SDK to the most recent one too.

3. Download the installation file for Xcode 4.3.3 for Lion from the following site.
you need to be a iOS developer to be able to access this site though.

https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action

Open the contents of the installation file, and finish the following steps to copy retina simulator:


From
/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/Develop‌​er/SDKs/iPhoneOS5.1
To
/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/Developer/SDKs/iPhoneOS5.1.sdk


From
/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/DeviceS‌​upport/5.1(9B176)
To
/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/DeviceSupport/5.1(9B176)


From
/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/‌​Developer/SDKs/iPhoneSimulator5.1.sdk
To
/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/SDKs/iPhoneSimulator5.1‌​.sdk


Rename /Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone Simulator.app to prevent overwriting the file
From
/Contents/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone Simulator.app
To
/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone Simulator.app

4. Run the simulator application by clicking

/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone Simulator.app

or typing ‘simulator’ in spotlight

Select Hardware -> iPad(Retina)

5. Run app from Titanium Studio and the retina simulator will show up!

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