Help needed. How do I setup my PS4 Pro without a Dualshock 4 controller?

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I just bought a PS4 Pro. I initialized the PS4 Pro. Now I am at the setup screen. It wants me to connect a Dualshock 4 controller using a usb cable and the press the PS button. I don't have a real Dualshock 4 controller. I used a Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro controller (wired usb) and it does not recognize the PS button when pressed. I also used my PS3 move controller (wired usb) and it also does not recognize the PS button when pressed. Note: Both were working fine with the PS4 Pro console prior to me initializing the PS4 Pro console. I just need to get past the PS button. I also tried using a usb kayboard and pressing the pause/break button but it did not work.
 

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Yep... you need a Dualshock 4 controller... sadly your controllers will work after setting up the PS4.
 

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Yep... you need a Dualshock 4 controller... sadly your controllers will work after setting up the PS4.
I see a lot of people selling NEW fake PS4 controllers. They looked just like the real Sony Dualshock 4 controllers. Can I use one of the fake PS4 controllers to setup the PS4 console?
 

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I'm setting up my brother ps4 but ii have no controller the is connected to his ps4 and the usb doesn't work bc it's an old controller I'm stuck on the ps screen z help
 

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I'm setting up my brother ps4 but ii have no controller the is connected to his ps4 and the usb doesn't work bc it's an old controller I'm stuck on the ps screen z help
Buy, borrow or steal a controller. There is no other way.

If it’s a legit controller: try another cable, it needs to be a DATA cable not just a cheap charging cable.
 
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Buy, borrow or steal a controller. There is no other way.

If it’s a legit controller: try another cable, it needs to be a DATA cable not just a cheap charging cable.
Steal is a bit excessive, but borrowing would do. Maybe buy from a second hand store and then return it.

Personally, I'm not a fan of DS4 controllers and rather prefer the PS5 fakes for PS4, so if I come across a PS4 with 900 or less I'll need to keep this in mind (if they don't work/aren't recognized).

Update: My T29 controller is recognized as a DualShock 4 (I tested on Safe Mode).
 
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