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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. bruinsrme's Avatar
      bruinsrme -
      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?
      This happened to me.

      I opened up the weather and reset my default location
    1. jiniej's Avatar
      jiniej -
      Originally Posted by alek
      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
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
      you actually made me laugh out loud

      cash edit: I wont waste space by posting
      "That might be my favorite post on this site. Ever."
    1. darkknight75's Avatar
      darkknight75 -
      nevermind it's workin right, its pretty cool
    1. flounder21's Avatar
      flounder21 -
      Mine still shows in Celsius as well even adding that few lines to the .plist?
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by alek View Post
      oh, stupid me, lol i dint know that routers use same internal IP, how does that work with the www anyways?
      external ip vs. internal ip
    1. maz's Avatar
      maz -
      Quote Originally Posted by jiniej View Post
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
      you actually made me laugh out loud

      cash edit: I wont waste space by posting
      "That might be my favorite post on this site. Ever."
      Yeah....I really want to suggest the MMi owner to give "alek" some kind of winning prize for this one for sure. He make my day. (......or is it just possible that we are neughbours, i live in CA near sanfran) thatīs just so COOL. "Or maybe u two guys are twin souls alek!?" I donīt mean to be rude alek! Itīs just so funny.
    1. Grassmasta's Avatar
      Grassmasta -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stimpy5050 View Post
      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
      I'm pretty sure I'm experiencing a noticeable battery drain. Its not horrific by any means, but its definitely there. Does it update every 15 mins. or every time you unlock your phone/close an app, or all of the above? Also, if it is every 15 mins, then wont it drain the battery even if its only a marginal amount (just like with push)?

      Whatever the case, its much appreciated!
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Sounds wicked! Ill give it a try.
    1. alek's Avatar
      alek -
      lol, idc I only know how to use the gui lol (still how dose that work that we have the same IP?)

      and well, i dont need a prize or anything
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alek View Post
      lol, idc I only know how to use the gui lol (still how dose that work that we have the same IP?)

      and well, i dont need a prize or anything


    1. ImprovAddict's Avatar
      ImprovAddict -
      Not working. Mine only shows a blank blue icon. No temp or image. What do I need to do to fix it? Thanks!
    1. maz's Avatar
      maz -
      Quote Originally Posted by ImprovAddict View Post
      Not working. Mine only shows a blank blue icon. No temp or image. What do I need to do to fix it? Thanks!
      have u tried to reboot after install it?
    1. ImprovAddict's Avatar
      ImprovAddict -
      Yup. I also installed the LiveTime app for the clock icon and that does the same thing. Both still show blank icons. I've played with turning on and off other WB themes as well as resetting my weather location.

      Any other ideas?
    1. xtreme84's Avatar
      xtreme84 -
      I've tried downloading the transparent icon, but the link isn't working. Is there an update to it?
    1. maz's Avatar
      maz -
      Quote Originally Posted by ImprovAddict View Post
      Yup. I also installed the LiveTime app for the clock icon and that does the same thing. Both still show blank icons. I've played with turning on and off other WB themes as well as resetting my weather location.

      Any other ideas?
      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
    1. foureyez's Avatar
      foureyez -
      this is exactly what i was looking for a couple months ago. to have the weather icon change with the weather that has my local city. thanks a lot.
    1. maz's Avatar
      maz -
      Quote Originally Posted by foureyez View Post
      this is exactly what i was looking for a couple months ago. to have the weather icon change with the weather that has my local city. thanks a lot.
      what u mean "my local city"??? do u stay in southeast asia??
    1. D to the M's Avatar
      D to the M -
      Great app, should have been stock with iphone. No Point in an icon that is a static 74F!!!!

      THANK YOU!
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      UPDATE: Works fine!

      Download through Cydia, arranged on the top of winterboard list, applied, respring, worked!
    1. idolpunk's Avatar
      idolpunk -
      looks cool other than the battery drain