weathericon help please?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Che Castro, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    ok im trying to avoid winterboard

    I install weathericon from the david ashman source

    The weather icon is showing the temperature correct

    but it looks like this

    [​IMG]

    see the sunny weather icon^


    But I want it to be transparent

    liek this

    [​IMG]



    on this guide they give you the transparent png file and where to put it

    Then, naviagate to Library/Themes/Weather Icon.theme/Icons/ directory and replace Weather.png with the icon you want.

    But I dont have that waethericon folder in my phone

    can anybody tell me how to do this?


    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/iphone...time-weather-icon-your-iphone-homescreen.html
     
  2. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    So you make a new folder called Weather Icon.theme.
    Then you can put the stuff in the folder.

    Or you can make one on your desktop called Weather Icon.theme, then open it, add the files, then drag and drop that Weather Icon.theme folder into the phone by SSH.
     
  3. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I did this but still showing the sunny icon not transparent

    I put the transparent icon in the folder
    http://modmyi.com/images/sayam/Weather.png

    is there any other way?
     
  4. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    I believe it should. Did you check if you turned on the theme in winterboard? Also, your first image showed TheWeatherChannel and the second shows weather. Which one are you using?

    If it's the weather channel, you might have to rename it to TWC.png or TheWeatherChannel.png (I'm not sure which is the name)
     
  5. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I dont have winterboard I sayd this in my first post

    sorry i didnt make it clear

    but im trying to avoid using winterboard the phone lags as it is already, i have the 3g


    the second screenshot is one i took from another board not mine, I want mine to look liek that
     
  6. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    Well there's your problem. Anything under Themes folder must be activated with Winterboard in order to work.
     
  7. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    so theres no way to make this transparent?

    the weather is workin fine thou



    I found this in another board but the post is a few months old from may


     
  8. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    If the app that you want to change is TheWeatherChannel App, then I can't help you as I don't know the name of it. However, if you want to change the icon manually, you can go to root, then go to Applications, then open the Weather.app. Inside, there should be an Icon.png. rename that to Icon.png.backup, and then drag the Transparent Icon to the same folder. Rename the transparent Icon to Icon.png, fix permissions, and then respring.
     
  9. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    this didnt work

    it made the weather app that came with iphone blank them when I switch to that in weathericon settings it made it sunny not transparent :(
     
  10. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I'm sorry then. I'm used to winterboard and I haven't edited themes by hand since before 2.0 days. I have no clue then.
     
  11. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I guess im going to have to try that plist file thing :(
     
  12. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    Before doing so, you might want to go back and put the backup as the original icon in Weather.
     
  13. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I did thanks

    I uninstall weather icon cause i dont have time for this now,gotta work in the mornin but im gonna keep trying later on today


    and if anybody knows how to do this without winterboard please post :)
     
  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Well, I checked the WeatherIcon page (http://code.google.com/p/weathericon/), and as far as I can tell, the only way to manipulate the background is through WinterBoard Themes. The plist you copied above is just for setting the temperature display (location, celcius/faurenheit, etc), and the other plist for manipulating icon images need to be part of a winterboard theme. :(
     
  15. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    Che Castro -- I have WeatherIcon installed and themed no problem WITHOUT using winterboard. Here's a screenshot:

    [​IMG]

    All Winteboad does w/r/t WeatherIcon is load the theme files in SpringBoard.app. So, what you need to do to theme weathericon without Winterboard is to install the necessary files directly into SpringBoard.app on your iPhone.

    Detailed steps:

    1. Install WeatherIcon
    2. Download the WeatherIcon theme you want from Cydia. If the theme lists Winterboard as a dependency, the easiest thing to do is to install Winterboard, download the theme, and then uninstall Winterboard.
    3. SSH or use DiskAid or similar to navigate to Library/Themes on the device and copy the weathericon theme to your mac or pc.
    4. Make sure the theme folder has the following files:
    - com.ashman.WeatherIcon.plist
    - Weather0.png through Weather47.png and some may have separate day and night files (these are the weather images).
    - Weatherbg_night.png and weatherbg_day.png (these are the Icon images)
    5. Copy all of the files from the theme folder into System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app
    6. Activate WeatherIcon and choose settings in Preferences.app (Settings) -- this includes the ability to choose a different app from the standard weather. HOWEVER, you have to set your location in the standard app or set a zip code in the plsit from step 4.
    7. Tweak location of temperature, size of weatherimages, etc., by editing the plist file from step 4 above.
     
  16. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    spamdumpster thanks for you help I got it workin

    its raining right now so this is correct :)

    [​IMG]


    I followed all your steps but when I got to 4 the weather png's from the theme I got Klrear weather icons had different names then the Ones you posted, there was another theme called Katra that had the png's with the names weather 1,2,3..., but I wanted the klear one


    also I did not understand step 6 & 7 can you explain that?

    also I had to remove the night and day PNG's and put this one in instead
    http://modmyi.com/images/sayam/Weather.png
    Its the clear one


    another question

    tell me what settings you have chosen for these on yours


    refresh every ? on mine i have it on 30 minutes how about you?

    use local time ? I have this set to off

    override location ? I have this set to off

    how about you


    and last question does this drain your battery faster or it has minimul effect?
     
  17. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    Glad you got it working.

    I use the Katra Icons, so I'm not sure about the Klear ones. But, from your screenshot, it looks like you got the Klear ones working, right?

    I just meant that you should configure the seetings normally. Looks like you've got it.

    You're right -- If you want a clear background, you just need one icon. I use a different icon for day and night, that's why I have Weatherbg_night.png and weatherbg_day.png

    15 minutes, off, off

    It must use a little extra battery, because it has to go online and get an update, but it's not too bad
     
  18. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    spamdumpster show me a picture of how yours look like, the one you posted in your first post doesnt work

    and If I restore my iphone is that going to ge rid of the pngs I put in the sprinboard.app folder or will i have to go in there manually and remove it?

    from step five
    5. Copy all of the files from the theme folder into System/Library/CoreServices/Springboard.app
     
  19. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    See if this screenshot works. And, yes, if you restore, you have to put the files back.
     

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  20. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    ok i see the image now thanks spamdumpster ,I see you have the battery percentage # on top, I think i remember reading that was the cause of fast battery drain for a lot of people here i think
     
  21. Che Castro thread starter macrumors 603

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    ok i have a problem for the past 2 days its been showing sunny icon, even at night

    the weather number is accurate but the icon image is not changin accordin to the weather

    its been workin fine since i made this thread
    but now i have this problem

    anybody had this problem before
    is there a fix?
     

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