500 Firepaper updated to v2.60
Posted on 2015-02-25, 36 comments, 390 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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Another update to 500 Firepaper today. Some of you may have noticed a couple of updates to this app lately.

Two weeks ago, 500px made some unexpected changes to their API and CDN. This resulted in a lot of blurry (upscaled low-res) images to be displayed by 500 Firepaper.

Some fairly rigorous changes were needed to parts of the code to cope with this, and it had to be released quickly, so most users would still be seeing the cached high-res images when the update came in, and many would never be the wiser.

Of course, a rigorous and hasty change is not always the best technically, some bugs had to fixed, and some optimizations done. Hence the intermediate updates.

The changes at 500px required 500 Firepaper to make many more API requests to the 500px servers. These are just text-based requests and are not very significant bandwidth-wise, but they are slow (and thus increase latency of several actions, and in turn battery use). This latest update drastically reduces the amount of API requests needed, thanks to some advice from gurus over at 500px themselves.

Hopefully this is the last minor update for a while!

Discussion thread on XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2522588

François Simond commented on 2015-02-25 at 23:41:

Thanks +Chainfire I love this app.

Javier Cáceres commented on 2015-02-25 at 23:52:

Could be possible to add support for the color picker feature included in Action launcher 3? Is it a 500px or 500 firepaper limitation?

Roberto Radaelli commented on 2015-02-26 at 00:02:

Thx sir, I like this app so much!

George Beasley commented on 2015-02-26 at 00:32:

Great App. Bought it a while ago.

Bill Bauman commented on 2015-02-26 at 04:27:

I'll give this a shot. I had to freeze 500 Firepaper today because of the massive wakelocks and battery drain.

Mark Lester B commented on 2015-02-26 at 04:39:

What an amazing developer. Thanks for your hard work!

LELE l'amico fedele commented on 2015-02-26 at 07:05:

Very good

Nathan Jones commented on 2015-02-26 at 07:50:

Thanx +Chainfire​ I love this app.

Feroz Mahomed commented on 2015-02-26 at 09:11:

Thank you chainfire.

milind chitale commented on 2015-02-26 at 10:28:

amazing, lovely pix, good performance. Love it!

peter steinvoort commented on 2015-02-26 at 16:25:

Eindelijk een Nederlander op xda die goed werk maakt groet p

peter steinvoort commented on 2015-02-26 at 16:26:

Ik kwam er net achter dat jij een Nederlander bent.......

martin dowe commented on 2015-02-27 at 13:03:

thanx for the update,  & all your apps,  they are Wicked!

nice one CF

Timur Latipov commented on 2015-02-27 at 15:26:

Hi, CF, not sure how to properly report a broken link on your cf auto root page but looks like zip file for GT-I9500 is broken

Damian Parsons commented on 2015-03-01 at 17:18:

Would love to see you develop a root all auto root ala iRoot or RootGenius/Shuame. Not sure why something like this doesn't exist for SuperSU.

Cem Yurdakul commented on 2015-03-02 at 17:06:

As usual. Kudos

giuliano zilli commented on 2015-03-04 at 18:14:

ciao mi manderesti il cfroot del note 4 con 5.0.1 version germany grazie quello che ci sta ora non funziona !!!!

linn yama commented on 2015-03-05 at 15:50:

sent my mail

Adam Stephens commented on 2015-03-06 at 13:32:

I love this app. Suggestion: add a way to mark wallpapers as favorite (like a bookmark) then be able to cycle thru your favorites.

Umar Naseef commented on 2015-03-07 at 06:09:

Hllo to u

Lori Culwell commented on 2015-03-07 at 06:17:

Updated.  Thanks!

andik odang commented on 2015-03-08 at 15:53:

thank you

Simple Life commented on 2015-03-09 at 07:30:

Thanks bro but where is yor profile pic

Ryo Sham commented on 2015-03-10 at 17:08:

Can be update binary su please help I don't know why...

Joshua Munnings commented on 2015-03-11 at 16:34:


andik odang commented on 2015-03-11 at 16:36:

Welcome root smartfren andromax new c2

Joshua Munnings commented on 2015-03-11 at 16:37:


Tobias Dettinger commented on 2015-03-17 at 10:12:

I think you can update the screenshots in Play Store +Chainfire

穆启秀 commented on 2015-03-17 at 16:30:


Avilove Nilay commented on 2015-03-30 at 10:04:

I want to buy pro version. But i am unable to make a purchase. +Chainfire

Greg Hillensbeck commented on 2015-04-04 at 16:37:

Is there any plans for a custom category, or is there any way to edit categories for this app?

Christian commented on 2015-04-26 at 22:29:

I bought a pro version how to activatie?

Bill Wood commented on 2015-09-29 at 13:55:

I love the app functionality but recently I've noticed that it is using CPU at a constant rate of 3% when on battery power, which is draining the battery.  When the device (a Note 5) is powered, there is little to no CPU utilization by the app. There should be no reason for 500 Firepaper to constantly use the CPU since all it has to do is load a new wallpaper once in a while.  Also it's very odd that the CPU use quiets down when the device is powered.

jaaburi cabdilaahi commented on 2015-11-04 at 11:44:
Tegveer Singh Kapoor commented on 2016-01-08 at 16:13:

What's it

jaaburi cabdilaahi commented on 2016-01-25 at 23:05:


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