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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. XanderEdwards's Avatar
      XanderEdwards -
      This is amazing! Works a charm on my iPhone! They also have a LiveTime, which can be found I believe through the iSpazio repo.
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      XanderEdwards, I know about livetime but there's not much I can write about it...
    1. Bigperm26's Avatar
      Bigperm26 -
      This is pretty sweet! Now we just need some actual video playing in the You Tube icon, current postion identified on the "maps" icon, and we're almost there! Kidding of course. This is really cool and I'm gonna dl it now...
    1. prism2unit's Avatar
      prism2unit -
      Animated icons would be the ****, id use em

      Maybe make it so they play looped .mp4's, kinda like vWallpaper except vIcons
    1. NArush's Avatar
      NArush -
      Where exactly is this link? I checked on cydia and I dont see it anywhere..
    1. Blochead21's Avatar
      Blochead21 -
      Now all we need to find out is how often it updates the weather on the icon so i know how much it might kill my battery.
    1. NArush's Avatar
      NArush -
      oops.. got it.
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by NArush View Post
      Where exactly is this link? I checked on cydia and I dont see it anywhere..
      NArush, the link to Cydia Source from which you can get this utility is at end of the post or is david.ashman.com/apt/

      UPDATE: Just saw your second reply
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by prism2unit View Post
      Animated icons would be the ****, id use em

      Maybe make it so they play looped .mp4's, kinda like vWallpaper except vIcons
      While they would seem kind of cool for a while, I'm sure they'd slow your phone down big time. vWallpaper makes everything a little laggy too.
    1. tattoojack's Avatar
      tattoojack -
      cool
    1. NeoNightmareX's Avatar
      NeoNightmareX -
      Quote Originally Posted by imachack View Post
      YESS 1st REPLYYY HAHAAHHAHAHAAHHAHAAH SUCKERRSSSSSS IMM SWWEEEEETT URRR NOTTT HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
      Fail @ imachack

      Anyway, this seems like an awesome app. I'll be downloading this ASAP.
    1. darkknight75's Avatar
      darkknight75 -
      i just installed it its cool but it won't go into farhein. only celcius, i set it in setting but its still on celcius on my homescreen, anyone else have this problem
    1. whoadie's Avatar
      whoadie -
      Can't find the app?
    1. alek's Avatar
      alek -
      EDIT oh, stupid me, lol i dint know that routers use same internal IP, how does that work with the www anyways?


      Original
      why dose the poster of this article have the same IP adrees as my iphone (well its 1 of but that still means ur on my WIFI) mine is 192.168.1.2) or is it just possible that we are neughbours, i live in CA near sanfran
    1. aussiebob's Avatar
      aussiebob -
      It seem to work however seems it uses the original iphone weather for conditions?This is out by about 3 or 4 degree.I use Ozweather as Im in Australia and its very accurate.Would be nice if I could see the current weather on the Ozweather app.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by alek View Post
      why dose the poster of this article have the same IP adrees as my iphone (well its 1 of but that still means ur on my WIFI) mine is 192.168.1.2) or is it just possible that we are neughbours, i live in CA near sanfran
      Post of the century. Hint: most/all routers use the same internal IP addresses.
    1. iraethan's Avatar
      iraethan -
      i love this app so far. of course i have the same questions as everyone else... will it drain the battery quickly or in any other way slow down my phone. let's hope not.

      the install was a breeze. i added david.ashman.com/apt/ to my sources in cydia then once the app was installed i opened winterboard and chose weather icon. boom, it showed up immediately.

      ira
    1. saguerra's Avatar
      saguerra -
      Quote Originally Posted by darkknight75 View Post
      i just installed it its cool but it won't go into farhein. only celcius, i set it in setting but its still on celcius on my homescreen, anyone else have this problem
      SSH to Library/Themes/WeatherIcon/Bundles/com.apple.springboard
      Edit com.ashman.WeatherIcon.plist

      add this:

      Celsius


      Give it a try...

      (no spaces between < >)
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      I installed the app from Cydia, and while the temp is correct, the weather dosent show the correct icon. Is that happening for anyone else?
    1. Stimpy5050's Avatar
      Stimpy5050 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Blochead21 View Post
      Now all we need to find out is how often it updates the weather on the icon so i know how much it might kill my battery.
      It updates every 15 minutes by default, but it does not use a background thread which is what kills he battery. It will simply update the next time you unlock or close an app.

      dave

      Quote Originally Posted by ajl917 View Post
      I installed the app from Cydia, and while the temp is correct, the weather dosent show the correct icon. Is that happening for anyone else?
      The current release has some messed up weather images (sorry, I didn't spend too much time on the icons... more on the code). If you download the Weather Icon Stock theme from macthemes, it's more accurate. This will be fixed in the next release.