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  • Get "Real Time" Weather icon for your iPhone HomeScreen!


    Opening the weather application every time to check the current weather has always been a big pain. I've always wanted something to display live weather on my home screen, though the Weather Widget did it, it occupied a lot of space on the home screen. But now, there's a utility on Cydia which lets your weather icon show the current weather. Though this can be battery consuming it's worth a try.

    First of all, WinterBoard (which you can get from Cydia) is a must to install this tweak. Then, you can simply download this little hack named WeatherIcon from Cydia (in the MMi source) and activate it in the WinterBoard application (make sure you move it above any theme you have enabled on the phone so that it replaces the theme's weather icon).

    The best feature of this tweak is that it automatically displays the weather of topmost location in your Weather application location list and even sets the locale to Celsius or Fahrenheit. If you remember back to the Weather Widget you had to set C or F yourself manually.

    It comes with a default blue weather icon which replaces the current weather icon but this can be changed to a transparent one (download here) or anything else. For this, you need to have OpenSSH installed on your phone through Cydia and some SSH client like Cyberduck on your Mac or WinSCP on your PC. After that, follow the steps below.

    1. Type in your IP address in the SSH client. For this, go to Settings --> Wi-Fi --> Your Network to get the IP Adress.



    2. Then in username, fill "root" and in password type "alpine"



    3. Then, naviagate to Library/Themes/Weather Icon.theme/Icons/ directory and replace Weather.png with the icon you want.



    4. Respring or reboot for the changes to be visible.

    The app also has another useful feature, that is, it displays the weather condition along with the temperature. For example, for cloudy weather, a cloud will appear on the icon.

    You can get this utility off Cydia from the ModMyi.com source.

    P.S. All the credit for development of this tool goes to the developer David Ashman. I have just created the guide.

    UPDATE: I just noticed that if you deselect it in WinterBoard but do not remove in Cydia, the stock weather icon will overlay this one until you delete it from cydia.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Get "Real Time" Weather icon for your iPhone HomeScreen! started by sayam View original post
    Comments 143 Comments
    1. Stimpy5050's Avatar
      Stimpy5050 -
      Quote Originally Posted by maz View Post
      Strange!? I have both of it too with out problems. Works as a charm. Hmmmm.....
      Try this plist. Find the file Library/Themes/Weather Icon.theme/Bundles/com.apple.springboard/com.ashman.WeatherIcon.plist on your iPhone or iPod Touch. (but u have to change locations by edit it ur self, I have set it to update every 45 minutes)
      For more "educating"/information --> WeatherIcon - Updating Weather Icon (Updated…scroll down) | Apple iPhone School
      Make sure you have the latest version (1.4.2). The configuration files have been moved since Apple iPhone School wrote that page.
    1. ricm68's Avatar
      ricm68 -
      I've been trying to install this but I can't find it anywhere in cydia !!!
      Can you please tell me if there's a special repository I must have installed because I can't find it.

      Thanks.
    1. imbuggin's Avatar
      imbuggin -
      where is the link to make the background transparent from black?
    1. Empyrials's Avatar
      Empyrials -
      this is awesome! love it for the morning time. Thanks!
    1. Jayman11's Avatar
      Jayman11 -
      very cool app, now here's a question, i hate the standard weather and like to use fizz weather. Is there a way I can make this ride over top of the fizz weather icon?
    1. methias_laan's Avatar
      methias_laan -
      For some reason the source won't go thru on cydia it starts to install then crashes any solutions guys????????
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by methias_laan View Post
      For some reason the source won't go thru on cydia it starts to install then crashes any solutions guys????????
      Install through Cydia and MMI repo. Refresh, refresh and refresh ur lists until it loads. Try removing a repo source then add it again and refresh, u should see it somewhere in the lists on Cydia. For me it took a while to keep refreshing and finally everything showed!

      Anyone notice what the update does?
    1. lilzone's Avatar
      lilzone -
      Where is the link to make the icon transparent? I cant seem to find it.
    1. eballesq's Avatar
      eballesq -
      Great widget, but why did it add three different items to Winterboard? I have "Weather Icon" "Weather Icon Background" and "Smoog Weather" at the top of the list.

      Also, FWIW, I use the Vending Machine theme and the temp is now on my weather icon without having any of the above three items checked in Winterboard.
    1. charlie.kanel's Avatar
      charlie.kanel -
      ugh, now I have to jailbreak my phone again.
    1. imbuggin's Avatar
      imbuggin -
      what is smoog weather?
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by imbuggin View Post
      what is smoog weather?
      Ya, what is "Weather Icon Background" and "Smoog Weather" do???
    1. imbuggin's Avatar
      imbuggin -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilskaterpunk View Post
      Ya, what is "Weather Icon Background" and "Smoog Weather" do???
      t background changes the icon color to blue = day, black= night to match the weather.

      Smoog I have no idea?
    1. Stimpy5050's Avatar
      Stimpy5050 -
      Quote Originally Posted by imbuggin View Post
      t background changes the icon color to blue = day, black= night to match the weather.

      Smoog I have no idea?
      Same as the other backgroud, but with a Smoog icon look. I use Smoog, so I'm partial to including that theme (mostly as example).

      Quote Originally Posted by eballesq View Post
      Great widget, but why did it add three different items to Winterboard? I have "Weather Icon" "Weather Icon Background" and "Smoog Weather" at the top of the list.

      Also, FWIW, I use the Vending Machine theme and the temp is now on my weather icon without having any of the above three items checked in Winterboard.
      Yes, right now it displays the temp no matter if you have a theme or not, for the non-winterboard people. I've gotten lots of feedback that some people would prefer to manually replace the weather icon and just have the extension write the temp.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jayman11 View Post
      very cool app, now here's a question, i hate the standard weather and like to use fizz weather. Is there a way I can make this ride over top of the fizz weather icon?
      Yes, take a look at /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.ashman.WeatherIcon.plist. You can change the bundle identifier to the Fizz Weather one and it'll put the icon on top of that app.
    1. RWADE's Avatar
      RWADE -
      I am having a problem with mine, it almost looks like it is trying to display two temperatures at once. I tried going in and deleting the other cities so I only have 1 but the problem still persists, i have reinstalled the app and rebooted. any ideas?
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RWADE View Post
      I am having a problem with mine, it almost looks like it is trying to display two temperatures at once. I tried going in and deleting the other cities so I only have 1 but the problem still persists, i have reinstalled the app and rebooted. any ideas?
      What do you have checked in Winterboard?
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      It didnt occur to me that the hook pulls the icon from that background theme. as soon as I saw it I deleted it since I have my custom icon in my theme. The new update ignores the winterboard icon hook for the weather app.
      You HAVE to have that Weather Icon Background theme to use a custom icon, and you have to put your custom icons in that folder.

      Quote Originally Posted by RWADE View Post
      I am having a problem with mine, it almost looks like it is trying to display two temperatures at once. I tried going in and deleting the other cities so I only have 1 but the problem still persists, i have reinstalled the app and rebooted. any ideas?
    1. keda51's Avatar
      keda51 -
      New WeatherIcon update on Cydia makes default icon show through.

      I figured out a fix.

      After updating a new theme folder is added called Weather Icon Background.theme.

      I made blank 60x60 icons and named them weatherbg_day.png and weatherbg_night.png and replaced them for the ones in the Weather Icon Background.theme/bundles/com.apple.springboard.

      In winterboard have Weather Icon Background.theme checked, but drag it below every other theme.

      Below are two .png to replace those in Weather Icon Background.theme.
      Hopefully this is helpful to those that haven't figured it out yet.

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      For those that can't find the Images from links above, here is my original post.

      http://www.modmyi.com/forums/new-ski...ml#post3210681
    1. rarebreed's Avatar
      rarebreed -
      big thanks to keda51.your post above helped solve my problem