android – Adb transfers file with a very slow speed-ThrowExceptions

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I’m having a problem with adb on my machine, it runs on OSX Yosemite. I was trying to adb install a 44mb apk and it took 5 minutes for the apk to be installed. I try to narrow the problem, and it seems that the adb push has something to do with this.

I tested with adb push -p src dest to see the transfer progress. The transfer works fine for small files, leaving about 1300KB/s transfer rate. It slows down a lot when transferring large files, about 120KB/s transfer rate. The transfer always slows down at byte 8388608/total.

I’ve tested adb push with the same device and same USB cable at my coworker’s Mac using OSX Yosemite and it works fine. I don’t know what causes the problem, could somebody help me?

How to solve:

According to Performance Tuning the Network Stack on Mac OS X Part 2,
edit your /etc/sysctl.conf file as follows and reboot your machine.


I was faced with the same problem and solved it by the above settings.


I was struggling with this, then saw a suggestion to just start a webserver on the host machine and let your android device/emulator just download the apk.

cd build/outputs/apk/
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000

Then, in the android device I just open a browser to http://<host_ip>:8000/ – it downloads in seconds.


Try use Wi-Fi. Probably, your USB cable is slow or your phone doesn’t support fast high-speed file transfer. Look: How can I connect to Android with ADB over TCP?. I had 30-35 mbps, when I sent 2 GB of GTA SA.

If you don’t have Wi-Fi, you can use Tethering from Android in computer.

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