I recently upgraded my 2016 MacBook Pro to High Sierra 10.4.4 update and since the update "fastboot devices" command hasn't been working. "fastboot" itself gives a response but "fastboot devices" command gives ERROR: Couldn't create a device interface iterator: (e00002bd) ERROR: Couldn't create a device interface iterator: (e00002bd) error. It comes twice on the window.

  • this worked for me!! xda-developers.com/install-adb-windows-macos-linux cant believe it. – Mark Tchourbanov Apr 28 at 5:16
  • "fastboot devices" has been working for me for years until I have upgraded to Mac OS 10.14.4. I think this is a regression of the Mac OS. I'm waiting for a new OS upgrade that fixes this regression. In the meantime, I'm not sure if there is any workaround. – jonathanzh Apr 29 at 19:34
  • I have submitted a bug report to Apple. Following is the link: bugreport.apple.com/web/?problemID=50376579 – jonathanzh May 1 at 18:40
  • I have upgraded to Mac OS 10.14.5 and this regression is still not fixed. It's better to find a workaround. – jonathanzh May 20 at 19:18
  • jonathanzh, have you found a workaround? I'm also on 10.14.5 and haven't had any luck. I have access to a Windows and a Linux PC. – Andy May 22 at 10:05

This might be a regression in android-platform-tools. Try fastboot version 9dc0875966c0-android from android-platform-tools 26.0.1 as it works for me on macOS 10.14.4

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    I confirm that the fastboot version in android-platform-tools 26.0.1 works on macOS 10.14.4. This is a nice workaround before Apple fixes this regression. – jonathanzh May 6 at 23:17

I had the same error in version 28.0.3 but it's fixed in 29.0.1. You can downlaod it from the official site.
It's also available from MacPorts


This is a Fastboot problem which has been fixed by google. See the release notes here:
SDK Platform Tools release notes

Here is what solved my problem:
Start android studio->go to sdk manager->select SDK Platform Tools -> Check "Show Details" -> Select Android Platform Tools -> Upgrade to 29.0.1 or newer.

See the images for more details:
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Have same problem on 10.14.4 2014 13" MBP retina W/ Sony xz2C. Solution was to use bootcamp. If there is a easier solution that would be nice to know.

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    Thanks for mentioning a solution, Alex! Could you elaborate a little more (like giving a list of steps to perform) for those not familiar with bootcamp? You can edit your post for that. Thanks! – Izzy Apr 26 at 7:00
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    Searching "bootcamp android" did not a yield a satisfactory result until I found out this is "Boot Camp", a utility for Mac in particular to boot Windows in Mac. As Izzy said, it is best if you could provide detailed steps for this. – Firelord Apr 26 at 15:50

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