PlayStation 4 firmware 5.50 is out, adds custom wallpaper support and more

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    PlayStation 4 users will be excited to know that Sony's latest PS4 update is bringing custom wallpaper support to their consoles. Now you can choose any 1080p image from your USB to use as your system's wallpaper (4K for PS4 Pro). Also added was Play Time Management, which is part of the parental controls, and can lock the device after a set amount of time. You can now also use tabs and folders to sort your games, a feature right out of 2006. A supersampling option was added for PS4 Pro users, which makes games appear sharper and clearer, even if you're not using a 4K TV. Lastly, there's been a few UI updates, to both the quick menu, and on the tournaments page.

    As far as the hacking scene goes, it appears there's been no full confirmation on if the 5.0x webkit exploit still functions, or was patched out. As always, if you're interested in the scene, stay at the lowest firmware you can.

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  2. smileyhead

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    Wait... this is seriously a feature the console didn't have before? It's even on the Vita for crying out loud!
    Also, holy moly, that video sounds like a 2011 tutorial video.
     
  3. DeslotlCL

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    No, they had it already with a previous update. I still have a mario wallpaper since last year. What this update does is let you use images from a usb device to change not only the main menu background, but also some icons and other stuff.
     
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  4. Reploid

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    Mmm dat wallpapers in 2k18
     
  5. MasterJ360

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    Probably Its main feature is to fix exploits lol, good news is that 5.05 is no longer the current firmware
     
  6. 98otiss

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    wow wallpapers!

    pc definitely doesn't have that!
     
  7. StarGazerTom

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    Wallpapers should have been in base firmware lol.
     
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  8. samcambolt270

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    well they really seem to want you to update. I cant play 95% of my games without updating even though most of them are solely offline games and the rest have offline modes.
     
  9. osaka35

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    welp, sticking with 5.05 for now. I wonder how much this will impact sales of wallpaper bundles on the pstore X'D
     
  10. placebooooo

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    i want to wait on the potential 5.xx hack (currently on 5.05), but i play fortnite online and don't want to update. is there anyway to play online without updating?
     
  11. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Time to try this super sampling, let's go. :D
     
  12. TheVinAnator

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    NO COFFEI!
    And to add onto this, if you're referring to Vita then you mean themes from the playstation store. If so they've had that for EVEN LONGER, just not custom images.
     
  13. Sakitoshi

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    but custom wallpapers were added a year ago on firmware 4.50 the only difference is that now there is a more convenient way to apply them.
     
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    lol good one
     
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  15. Hyborix3

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    Meh kinda late but it's better than nothing. If I could change the custom music for my home screen, I'll definitely put a custom wallpaper. I'll just stick to my Persona 5 theme
     
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    4.55 master race
     
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    I love how half the images in that demo show a broken icon.
     
  18. Bonestorm

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    you can play every single disc based game without updating...what are you talking about
     
  19. samcambolt270

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    I'm talking about all my digital games, not disc games.
     
  20. JFizDaWiz

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    uhh THPS5 would like to have a word with you.
     
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