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01-25-2009, 04:31 PM #1
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.
Last edited by sayam; 01-25-2009 at 05:56 PM.
01-25-2009, 04:39 PM #2
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This is amazing! Works a charm on my iPhone! They also have a LiveTime, which can be found I believe through the iSpazio repo.
Last edited by DoerrFan; 01-25-2009 at 05:15 PM.
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01-25-2009, 04:45 PM #3
XanderEdwards, I know about livetime but there's not much I can write about it...
01-25-2009, 04:50 PM #4
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...
01-25-2009, 04:58 PM #5
Animated icons would be the ****, id use em
Maybe make it so they play looped .mp4's, kinda like vWallpaper except vIcons
01-25-2009, 05:00 PM #6
Where exactly is this link? I checked on cydia and I dont see it anywhere..
01-25-2009, 05:01 PM #7
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.
01-25-2009, 05:05 PM #8
oops.. got it.
01-25-2009, 05:05 PM #9
01-25-2009, 05:20 PM #10
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01-25-2009, 05:23 PM #11
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01-25-2009, 06:36 PM #13
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
01-25-2009, 06:48 PM #14
Can't find the app?
01-25-2009, 07:00 PM #15OMG ur IP!!!!!!!!!!!!
EDIT oh, stupid me, lol i dint know that routers use same internal IP, how does that work with the www anyways?
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
Last edited by alek; 01-25-2009 at 11:42 PM. Reason: me is stupid
01-25-2009, 07:02 PM #16
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.My signiture? Whats that...............
01-25-2009, 07:04 PM #17
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01-25-2009, 07:10 PM #18
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.
01-25-2009, 07:24 PM #19
01-25-2009, 07:28 PM #20
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?