Changing Network User Icon

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  1. Korum

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    I can't see this anywhere on the forum so could anyone help as I'm wanting to change the User Icon/Avatar for my Network account but I haven't a clue how to do it, on your user account pressing the triangle button brings up the info and you can change the icon but pressing the same button on the Network Icon whilst allowing you to see the info will not let you change the Icon, ie it will not bring up the preset Icons.
     
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    You can't change the network user icon at the moment. It's possible Sony may make this an option in the future through a firmware update. At the moment if you want to change it the only way is to set up a new account with a new name and icon.
     
  3. Korum

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    Thanks Moogle, how Bloody Stupid is that:mad:
     
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    if you are talking about the Avatar that appears in your friends list, then you can change it

    Go to your network profile avatar in the XMB and press triangle, then goto Account Management, then Edit Online Profile

    But if you want to use your own custom avatar then you cant at present
     
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    I just want to change it to another pre-defined icon as I made a mistake on the selection page and it saved one I didn't want.

    I understand why Sony don't want custom avatars appearing on the network so thanks cracker, I'm off now to give it a go:thumbsup:
     
  6. Moogle

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    Hmm... I didn't think that was possible. I guess I stand corrected. Is it just me or have they added a lot more avatars to choose from. I don't remember seeing this many when I first signed up.
     
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    I needed to resurect this thread as I have the same question.

    It is obviously possible now as all in my friends list have them, some of them very cool indeed. After a few hours of searching I still can't find out how to do this, can anyone help please?
     
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    Cracker answered this earlier in the thread mate:

     
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    Doesn't work on my PS3!
     
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    You can now, that's what I cannot find how to do.
     
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    Once you're in account management, you should be able to select edit online profile/edit profile (something like that)

    Once you're in there you have to go through maybe 1 or 2 screens until you get a list of icons/avatars.

    It's not a feature of the ps3, it's a feature of the psn mate - so it can't be your ps3 :smashin:
     
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    As far as i can tell you still cant use your own images for your online avatar

    You can use custom images for the local login accounts on your PS3, but not the online avatar that shows up in other people's friends list, you can only choose from the 22 pages of preset avatars
     
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    I must be missing something here folks, all of friends have funky looking custom avatars in my list, but I can only select one of the presets. Something doesn't add up here, or we're getting our wires crossed.
     
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    I misunderstood you before but i'm on the right track now :D

    You definately can't have custom avatars on the psn - I looked for ages to no avail.

    What avatars do your mates have?
     
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    I probably should explain myself better:

    When I go to the menu on the PS3 I find that all of my friends have some great avatars. Most of them are very original, colourful and are a million miles from the choices I am provided with. Mine is a silly smiley square face.
     
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    ...But there are more than just square faces in the preset online avatar selection screen!?!?!

    To Change your Online Avatar
    Go to your username under your friends list and press triangle and select 'Account Management'. The next screen you have 2 options - 'Account Management' & 'Transaction Management'. Select 'Account Management'. The next screen, select 'Edit online Profile'. There you will see page 1/22 of the avatars, use the right arrow (use your D-pad to navigate to it) on the right of the screen to scroll through them all and find one you like and click on it, then click on continue. You will get an update is successful message. Click continue to the next screen, then use the cancel option.

    To Change your Local User Avatar

    Your local user is your name under the 'user' menu. Press triangle on this and select 'information', then press 'X' to edit. If you have a photo (or image jpeg) stored locally on your PS3, simply press X on it to change the icon.

    If you need any more help, refer to the online Instruction Manual under the Network Icon!
     
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    Thanks bud,

    I recognise that screen/function from when I got my PS3. Ecept back then there was only a choice of a few pages - much better now.

    Oddly enough I couldn't find any icons/avatars that meant anything or where relevant to me, but still better than a smiley face.
     

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