Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mac OSX Mountain Lion kills fastboot : « ERROR: Unable to create a plug-in (e00002be) »

After upgrading to Mac OSX Mountain Lion (10.8), the fastboot command does not work anymore, making it impossible to flash custom roms from OSX Mountain Lion.

Here is an extract of what happens when trying to use the fastboot command from OSX Mountain Lion command shell :

droid $ fastboot erase cache
ERROR: Unable to create a plug-in (e00002be)
< waiting for device >
ERROR: Unable to create a plug-in (e00002be)
ERROR: Unable to create a plug-in (e00002be)
ERROR: Unable to create a plug-in (e00002be)
ERROR: Unable to create a plug-in (e00002be)
ERROR: Unable to create a plug-in (e00002be)
ERROR: Unable to create a plug-in (e00002be)

^C
droid $
The workaround I've found so far is using the fastboot command from previous versions of Mac OSX : Lion (10.7.x) or Snow Leopard (10.6.x).

6 comments:

Dan said...

Unplug all other USB-devices and try again. It works on my Macbook Air as long as there are no other USB-devices connected.

Mr P. said...

I had issues with ML and fastboot (all solved), but I think your problem is related to Debug Mode not activated on the phone.

Anthony Tanas said...

Yes, unplugging all other things and unplugging and replugging in device fixes it.

Vincent Pillet said...

I'am trying to use fastboot with Odroidx2 in u-boot/fastboot mode.
Even unplugging all other USB that doen't work for me :(
Still have the Error message.
I've updated my mac to latest OSX release, still no luck.
You said that you used oldest version of fastboot ? When can I find that ?
Thanks,
V.

Toolman said...

Run fastboot as root, and it works :)

Jeremiah Snader said...

I also made sure to unplug my USB hub and USB mouse, start the device back up and then call into fastboot once more and try it again. This time it worked with it being my only USB device attached.