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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. RWADE's Avatar
      RWADE -
      Found my problem, I don't read enough

      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.
    1. w0ot's Avatar
      w0ot -
      thanks. i love my springboard now.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RWADE View Post
      Found my problem, I don't read enough

      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.
      Im pretty sure that should be fixed in the next update...
    1. baldeagle's Avatar
      baldeagle -
      This works great, but it's showing the wrong weather icon, if I had to guess it's showing the nighttime images instead of the day time. (there's a moon on it during the day)

      Look forward to a fix, hopefully I'm not the only one getting this.

      Update: The image that's wrong is 'weather34_night.png', as I find more I will let you know.

      Update 2: Found weather codes and matched them to the images, fixed a few of them, now seems to be ok.
    1. JoOosty's Avatar
      JoOosty -
      Can somebody post the original weatherbg_cloudy , weatherbg_day and weatherbg_night icons. It's a bit weird, but when i download the theme from cydia, i directly get the orbz icons (old style). But i want to create the new style orbz icons, so i need the original ones. Can sombody do that? thanks!
    1. tellytel's Avatar
      tellytel -
      Is there a way to make the cons bigger in size without overlaying the temp??
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Is it just me or is the background of the weather icon now a different shade of blue than the stock icon? I was kind of hoping for the regular blue icon during the day, and the purple shaded icon for at night, just like the colors of the weather app itself...
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Is it possible to associate the live weather icon with another weather app.
    1. Birchy's Avatar
      Birchy -
      Sorry, I'm a newbie, but I think I have everything right.
      Downloaded the app, went to Winterboard and enabled weather Icon and moved up to the top of the list - rebooted - still see nothing on the weather icon.
      What's the weather icon selection in Supreme Preferences?


      Ah ha, found out that it doesn't work with the Glass Two template - any thoughts?


      Cheers,
      John
    1. Spyrig's Avatar
      Spyrig -
      Anyone having any issues with the latest update 1.7.7? It won't display live weather. 1.7.6 worked fine, then just today, I updated to 1.7.7, and it stopped displaying I tried rebooting, reinstalling, and it won't work. I have it listed first in Winterboard, so it should load first, and not interfere with any of my themes.
    1. F4i4Brian's Avatar
      F4i4Brian -
      I'm also having an issue with 1.7.7, although slightly different. I can see the weather & temp, but can't make the background transparent so I can use it with the icon from Glass Two. This worked with 1.7.6.

    1. dug1200's Avatar
      dug1200 -
      Quote Originally Posted by F4i4Brian View Post
      I'm also having an issue with 1.7.7, although slightly different. I can see the weather & temp, but can't make the background transparent so I can use it with the icon from Glass Two. This worked with 1.7.6.

      i was having the same issue with Letsee theme...i downloaded the klear weather icon from cydia, then backed up the folders and path, created a new folder and copies all the backed up files into that, changed the weatherbd_day.png and _night.png
    1. tellytel's Avatar
      tellytel -
      On your next update, can you make an option for an invisible bg?? gets a little old having to get into the phone just to change it after every update.

      Now im having trouble getting the bg to disappear. The clear icon isnt working??
    1. tellytel's Avatar
      tellytel -
      anyone figure out how to make the bg transparent?? I can't get it to work with the blank png
    1. wyatt_450's Avatar
      wyatt_450 -
      That theme is sweet
    1. tellytel's Avatar
      tellytel -
      anyone figure out how to make the background transparent yet??
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tellytel View Post
      anyone figure out how to make the background transparent yet??
      Do you mean the background icon? Do you want it to look like the attached image? If so, replace the PNG files attached in your weathericon.themes.



      Looks like I didnt quite erase the whole icon. You can see some residual in the images I posted. You can just open them and finsih erasing. You dont see it with my black background but it may show up in another theme.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      @TheOrioles33
      It works find for me, been using the transparent background since day one
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Mine was working until the last update. The transparent icons that once worked have a different name. The attached images are the new names. I guess others were wondering what to change they changed to. I think. They could be talking about something totally different.
    1. tellytel's Avatar
      tellytel -
      ok i got it, i just replaced bg day and night. I thought it was like the last update where i could just put in the weather.png and change the bg. thanks

      Ok now im having a new problem. I just updated through cydia and now it doesnt show an icon. It shows the temp but no icon. I cant even see it in winterboard anymore. Anyone else having this problem??

      I tried reinstalling it and nothing. Is there anything else i can do??