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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. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      You have to install the katra weather icon.
    1. tellytel's Avatar
      tellytel -
      yeah im an idiot, i just read the change log. thanks
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      no prob. Looks like we can theme the status bar with weather info. That should be cool.
    1. vannmann's Avatar
      vannmann -
      how can i get weather in my status bar?
    1. dooley19's Avatar
      dooley19 -
      That's what I'm trying to figure out myself

      I got it on my lock screen by installing katra weather, it looks pretty cool
    1. radiomean's Avatar
      radiomean -
      This is really cool, I love the changes you can make.
      I have live clock (or whatever they renamed it..) and the live wx is really fun..

      Thanks all..
    1. Fataha's Avatar
      Fataha -
      the new upgrade from today did not work, why? After upgrade to 1.8.4 i receive simply icone
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by vannmann View Post
      how can i get weather in my status bar?
      Wondering that myself. I found a little documentation on the developers Google code page but couldnt get anything change.

      http://david.ashman.com/weathericon/

      Also found this on that site: NOTE: I highly recommend installing iMario's Supreme Preferences. It includes screens for configuring WeatherIcon directly in the iPhone Settings app.

      One last comment. Installed Supremem Preferences and configured and it WORK GREAT!! Just have to fix carrier logo.
    1. Fataha's Avatar
      Fataha -
      TheOrioles33
      Can you upload this?
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fataha View Post
      TheOrioles33
      Can you upload this?
      Upload what my friend?
    1. Fataha's Avatar
      Fataha -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Upload what my friend?
      The theme icone weather for desctopbar
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fataha View Post
      The theme icone weather for desctopbar
      Actually, if you install SupremePreferences from Cydia, you can activate the weather on the status bar. Is that what you want?
    1. F4i4Brian's Avatar
      F4i4Brian -
      What is the folder path to change the icons? (springboard, not status bar)

      **Nevermind, found it here: {THEME}/Bundles/com.apple.springboard
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Just installed 1.8.4. Nice

      The installed preference file located at /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.ashman.WeatherIcon.plist is significantly different from the documentation at weathericon - Google Code.

      Shouldn't the default plist include all those configuration items in the code page?

      An updated preference documentation is desired for those not using Supreme Preferences.
    1. Fataha's Avatar
      Fataha -
      I am upgrade weatherlive and dont find the folder in System\liblary\Themes why? after update i receive siply iphone icone




      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Actually, if you install SupremePreferences from Cydia, you can activate the weather on the status bar. Is that what you want?

      this mod change my Carier logo, why? i do not need this , as i can change it back to my png logo again?
    1. T-Will's Avatar
      T-Will -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fataha View Post
      I am upgrade weatherlive and dont find the folder in SystemliblaryThemes why? after update i receive siply iphone icone







      this mod change my Carier logo, why? i do not need this , as i can change it back to my png logo again?
      You need to install one of the WeatherIcon icon sets. Search Cydia for "weathericon" and you should see a few there. After installing, go into your Winterboard settings and enable the icon set.
    1. Fataha's Avatar
      Fataha -
      I had it before to the upgrade to 1.8 4 , upgrade deleted my previous folder wich icone, maybe you know why?
    1. JoOosty's Avatar
      JoOosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheOrioles33 View Post
      Actually, if you install SupremePreferences from Cydia, you can activate the weather on the status bar. Is that what you want?
      Actually i can't find this option in Supreme Preferences The changelog says that you can achieve it with changed com.ashman.WeatherIcon.plist but program do you use to open a plist and change it?? (i have got windows xp)
    1. Mes's Avatar
      Mes -
      Quote Originally Posted by JoOosty View Post
      Actually i can't find this option in Supreme Preferences The changelog says that you can achieve it with changed com.ashman.WeatherIcon.plist but program do you use to open a plist and change it?? (i have got windows xp)
      pledit.exe is a good program for small sized plist files. Google it, very easy to find.

      However, as I posted earlier, the installed plist does not match the code page listing.... not even close.

      I tried adding the many areas that are missing ... but nothing changes. Personally, I think the code page directions is 'out of date'.
    1. Fataha's Avatar
      Fataha -
      it can be who knows why I do not have Weathericonetheme folder after updates on 1.8.7 in Liblary\Themes