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Install Galaxy S4 Weather Clock Widget & Music Player on Your Samsung Galaxy Phone

posted by Rakesh Shukla

galaxy s4 weather clock widget

If you like the new weather clock widget of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 and want to have it on your Galaxy S3, Note, Note 2,  S2, etc., you can now have it. XDA member XdroidPerfect has come forward with his modded AccuWeather widget that will replace the original widget found in current Galaxy phones to look like that of Galaxy S4. The mod is so perfect that one cannot point out a difference

The Galaxy S4 Weather Clock Widget and Music Player are available in a CWM flashable zip file and it naturally means that you must have a rooted Galaxy device with a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or TWRP to install  it. I have tested it on my Galaxy S3 and it’s working beautifully.

The widgets available below have been made by different modders and now they contain the original png files from Galaxy S3′s system dump. So they look more genuine now. Most of the S4 Weather widgets for S2 nd S3 have been modded by dr30ma so all due credits to him.

Looking for Transparent Weather for Your Galaxy S4?

Install Transparent AccuWeather Widget on Your Samsung Galaxy S4

Note:

Most of these mods work on a deodexed stock-based custom ROMs. Make sure you have it on your phone before attempting to install. To avoid any mishap, do not forget to backup your current ROM in CWM.

galaxy s4 accuweather

Downloads:

Download the preferred Galaxy S4 Weather Clock Widget from below and install it as directed below. Do not extract it and copy to your phone’s internal or external storage. Do not try to flash it on a non-TouchWiz phone.

For All Android Phones with Deodexed JB ROM:

Galaxy S4 Launcher and AccuWeather Widget

For All Galaxy Phones:

AccuWeather+Widget+S4+bY+xDroidH.zip

AccuWeather Widget v2  S4 bY xDroidH.zip (newer)

AccuWeather Widget v3  S4 bY xDroidH.zip (with modified gradients)

Updated on May 07, 2013

Galaxy S3 Only:

Make sure your phone in on latest rooted stock or a TouchWiz-based custom ROM like Omega, FoxHound, WanamLite, Neat ROM etc. If your phone has older firmware, the mods might not work on it.

For Galaxy S3 on Leaked 4.2.1

4.2.1_AccuWeather Widget S4 +Main_New.zip

25% Trans_4.2.1_AccuWeather Widget S4_New.zip

50% Trans_4.2.1_AccuWeather Widget S4_New.zip

75% Trans_4.2.1_AccuWeather Widget S4_New.zip

100% Trans_4.2.1_AccuWeather Widget S4_New.zip

For Galaxy S3 on Leaked 4.1.2

 4.1.2_AccuWeather Widget S4 +Main_New.zip

25% Trans_4.1.2_AccuWeather Widget S4_New.zip

50% Trans_4.1.2_AccuWeather Widget S4_New.zip

75% Trans_4.1.2_AccuWeather Widget S4_New.zip

100% Trans_4.1.2__AccuWeather Widget S4_New.zip

Galaxy Note 2 Only:

4.1.2_AccuWeather Widget S4 + Main.zip (23.4MB)

25% Trans_4.1.2_AccuWeather Widget S4.zip

50% Trans_4.1.2_AccuWeather Widget S4.zip

75% Trans_4.1.2_AccuWeather Widget S4.zip

100% Trans_4.1.2__AccuWeather Widget S4.zip

Galaxy S2 Only:

The following files are for those phones on which all installed apps are found in “system/data” folder. You can check it using a root file explorer. Flash the following files using the instructions provided.

AccuWeather Widget GS4.zip

Main_AccuWeather Widget Main.zip

The following files are for those phones on which all installed apps are found “preload” folder and not in “system/data”. Browse your phone with a root file manager and open the prelosd folder. If your apps are there, install the files given below. You need to install both files from below.

AccuWeather Widget GS4.zip

Main_AccuWeather Widget Main.zip

Transparent S4 Widgets for S2:

The following files are for those phones on which all installed apps are found in “system/data” folder. Flash both files.

1S.25% Trans_AccuWeather Widget GS4.zip

2S.50% Trans_AccuWeather Widget GS4.zip

3S.75% Trans_AccuWeather Widget GS4.zip

4S.100% Trans_AccuWeather Widget GS4.zip

The following files are for those phones on which all installed apps are found “preload” folder and not in “system/data”. You need to install both files from below.

1P.25% Trans_AccuWeather Widget GS4.zip

2P.50% Trans_AccuWeather Widget GS4.zip

3P.75% Trans_AccuWeather Widget GS4.zip

4P.100% Trans_AccuWeather Widget GS4.zip

Galaxy Note Only:

Download the app and copy/replace the original apk with this. Use only Step 7 from below.

AccuweatherWidget.apk

AccuweatherWidget_Trans_S4_Galaxy_Note.zip (extract)

Galaxy S4 Music Player for Galaxy Phones:

Galaxy S4 Music Player

Download the zip file and flash via CWM Recovery.

MusicPlayer Modcv1.zip

How to Install:

The Galaxy S4 AccuWeather Clock Widget can be installed either on the stock rooted Jelly Bean firmware or on stock deodexed custom ROMs. Here is how you can install the widget on your Samsung Galaxy Phone.

  1. Copy the zip file to your phone’s internal or external SD Card storage without extracting it.
  2. Now boot your phone into ClockWorkMod recovery mode: press and hold Volume Up+Home+Power buttons for about 3-5 seconds.
  3. Needless to say, you will have to use the volume and power keys to scroll up or down and select options.
  4. Do not forget to backup your current ROM using “backup and restore” option in CWM.
  5. Go to “advanced” and “wipe dalvik cache” (do it before and after installation)
  6. Now scroll to “install zip from sdcard> choose zip from sdcard“, navigate to the widget  file and select it.
  7. It will be installed in a few seconds and when it is done, reboot the phone.
  8. If your phone is on stock rooted firmware and you do not find the widget after flashing, install a root file explorer and navigate to the system/app folder. Here, you will find the following files:  AccuWeatherWidget.odex and AccuWeatherWidget_Main.odex. Copy single/ both the files to the external storage of your device and then delete the original Odex files from the System/app folder. Finally, reboot the phone.

If you still have problem, clear app data from Settings> Application Manager> ALL> after flashing the zip:

  • Settings>Application manager>All/Weather Daemon/clear data
  • Settings>Application manager>All/Weather Widget /clear data
  • Settings>Application manager>All/Weather Widget Main/clear data

When your phone boots up, you should have the newly installed Galaxy S4 AccuWeather Weather Clock widget installed on your Samsung Galaxy phone. Cheers and let us know if it works for you or not.

What to to Do If Doesn’t Work for Me?

Not all mods run successfully on all phones. In some cases the reason for failure in getting it to work might be some mistake made by the user him/herself. Whatever the reason, if the Galaxy S4 launcher and widgets do not work on you device and your device is caught in a bootloop or it is malfunctioning, do the following steps.

  1. Turn off your device, or pull out the battery (in case of a bootloop) and boot it into recovery mode.
  2. We presume that you would have backed up your ROM as instructed above.
  3. Wipe data/factory reset.
  4. Wipe cache partition.
  5. Wipe dalvik cache
  6. Go to “backup and restore” and restore the previous ROM.
  7. Finally, reboot the device.

Other Nice Download Stuff:

Stock Launcher & Widgets from Other Android Phones

Galaxy S4 Original Wallpapers and Ringtones

Tips and Tricks for Android Phones

High Quality Stock Wallpapers

sources: xda, 2, 3, 4, 5

About the Author

Rakesh Shukla

A multi-faceted person with his heart and mind in English literature and technology, Rakesh is a teacher by profession and Android lover by vocation. He has penned down numerous books and is a theme-maker, modder, small-time developer and also a political activist. He enjoys learning, discovering, growing and sharing the newest and latest trends in the world of Android.   Current Devices: Nexus 5 Galaxy Note 3 , HTC One, Galaxy Note 10.1, Xperia Z1, and iPhone 4S.

Published by: Rakesh Shukla
  • http://droidviews.com/ Rakesh

    Perform a data factory reset.

  • riyaz

    my phone hungs a lot after updating the software

  • My name

    My phone is Samsung Galaxy s3 with android 4.1.2 (I9300XXEMG4) and file that I installed is “For Galaxy S3 on Leaked 4.1.2 the first link” but my phone doesn’t have leaked.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Which phone do you have and which file did you install.

  • My name

    In this version the clouds are very stretched on android 4.1.2 Spain August (I9300XXEMG4 ). Version for S3 4.1.2_AccuWeather Widget S4 +Main_New.zip

  • jay c

    So wat do I do to get it to work

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    You are not able to install, or not able to see the widget? If you have done the steps given at the end of the article, the reason may be your phone’s being an US variant.

  • jay c

    My rom is fine just won’t let me install ur widget its says can’t install app

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Did you try the steps given under this head ”
    What to to Do If Doesn’t Work for Me?” ?

  • jay c

    Well I downloaded the tweak rom n notice things missing , so that is why im trying to download this widget u have , I did exactly wat u said n it seems like it was going to work , but when I check my widget it’s not there n when I go to sys to try to install it says it can’t not install

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    What error are you getting?

  • jay c

    So wat am I doing wrong , the tweak rom has the widgets but didn’t install can u please help

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Yes.

  • jay c

    My rom is called tweak is that a touch wiz based rom

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Make sure your phone has a TouchWiz based custom ROM as base for this.

  • jay c

    On my galaxy note 2 for t-mobile it won’t let me install I went to recovery n still wat do I do

  • Enis Zejnic

    I got it back by clearing accuweather data and reinstalling the widget,but the problem still exist

  • Enis Zejnic

    Now the widget is gone..I tried to reinstall..in app manager is shown under all apsp,but not under running apps..

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Try clearing data and cache from Settings> Application Manager> Accuweather

  • Enis Zejnic

    Widget is working on my s3 on leaked 4.2.2 FME7, but when touched shows error Unfortunatly, weather widget main has stopped.. I have installed 4.2.1_AccuWeather Widget S4 +Main_New.zip
    It does not refresh automatically..

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Pull out the battery, boot in recovery and restore the previous ROM.

  • Miroslav Vitula

    Does not work on my GalaxyS2Plus i9105P. Cannot boot – stuck at the boot logo. Tried to copy+paste to /system/app +Change permissions and flash.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • Sam

    I got i9300 4.1.2 running in India

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Currently your phone has Samsung’s official TouchWiz based ROM. The mods give above work best on custom ROMs like Omega and WanamLite, for example. What phone do you have?

  • Sam

    Errr sorry but I am not able to get that ”touchwiz based deodexed rom”.
    Am I needed to flash any custom rom?? Please help me out.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    All instructions are already there above.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Works great with a TouchWiz based deodexed ROM. On rooted stock it might or not work.

  • Sam

    will it work for just simple toolkit rooted galaxy s3.

  • Marko Tuominen

    I have a rooted galaxy note with stock 4.1.2 XXLT5 firmware with CWM. I downloaded the .apk-file and the .zip-file from the galaxy note only-section. Where do I need to extract the zip file and how can I install this widget?

  • CJ

    my stock music player force closes now. It shows nothing for like 2 seconds, then FC’s. what happened? :(

  • Josue Criollo

    how to install
    Galaxy S4 Music Player for Galaxy Phones

  • http://www.facebook.com/mahmoud.mnea1 Mahmoud Mnea

    And where can i find the XHDPI version

  • http://droidviews.com/ Dhananjay Bhardwaj

    You’ve a custom recovery installed? Like CWM or TWRP

  • ehab

    How ???

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Sounds weird! Anyways, flash the official ROM back.

  • ehab

    not workin

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Restore the backed up ROM.

  • ehab

    it doesn’t work
    any other ideas

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Turn off your device, or pull out the battery (in case of a bootloop) and boot it into recovery mode.
    We presume that you would have backed up your ROM as instructed above.
    Wipe data/factory reset.
    Wipe cache partition.
    Wipe dalvik cache and reboot the device.

  • ehab

    I can’t see my s3′s screen
    only thing that’s working is the notification bar
    nothing else is
    and when I press the home screen my device rebootd
    please help

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Try XHDPI version.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mahmoud.mnea1 Mahmoud Mnea

    What resolution should I choose ive got a Samsung galaxy s3 i9300

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    This might be because you installed a wrong resolution file. Select appropriate version and it should be fixed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mahmoud.mnea1 Mahmoud Mnea

    The text on the widget is out of place how can you fix this problem

  • http://www.facebook.com/mahmoud.mnea1 Mahmoud Mnea

    I flashed it but instead of getting the s4 music player it deleted the stock music player.
    Please help

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I do not know what makes you conclude that when “both” has been used just above each of the 2 files. Always read things carefully before you come with a judgement. Anyways, I have changed it a little and am not sure it is still “exceptionally badly written”! Please, tell us again. Thanks!

  • drbobb

    The instructions are exceptionally badly written. Eg.: for S2 it says: flash *both* files, then follows a list of *four* files. Also for the Note I’m unable to understand what it’s telling me to do.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    It works on Galaxy phones with stock-based ROMs. Foe CM, see here: http://droidviews.com/2013/galaxy-s4-launcher-and-weather-widget-for-all-android-phones-on-jelly-bean/

  • Diego Soto Flores

    Music player “for all galaxy phones” not working on my SGS2 with CM 10.1
    produces FC

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Yes, it will. Links have been updated. Thanks for notifying! If you are not able to see new links, clear you browser’s cache and refresh the page.

  • huami

    will it work for my note 2 (n7100)? also, the link for the non transparent is broken, the transparent one is an mp3 file? pls help. thanks!!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Yes, it should.

  • http://twitter.com/_jatin23 jatin solanki

    is this music player working on ultimate rom??

  • deadbolt_j

    I tried that and it also force closes. However, you are saying that the music player app will only work with a stock deodexed ROM so maybe that’s it, oh well. Thanks for your help.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Hi, you could flash the launcher and weather widget because they hav been ported to other Android devices using stock TW or AOSP/CM based ROMs. But the music player app works only with Galaxy phones with stock (TW) deodexed ROMs.
    So you are making jut one mistake- trying to flash it on CM base.

  • deadbolt_j

    I am trying to install the Samsung Music Player app but it force closes. I have the sprint GS3 with CyanogenMod 10.1 on Android 4.2.2. I all ready installed the GS4 launcher and widget and they work perfectly. However, any samsung music player I load just force closes. I installed the zip with CWM recovery and that did not work. I even went in to the system/app folder and changed permissions to rw/r/r, cleared data and cache and I even clear it on the recovery. Nothing seems to make it work. I am wondering if perhaps I need something else to make it work, another Samsung file or something?

  • http://twitter.com/_jatin23 jatin solanki

    what is the difference (or new) between s4 music player and galaxy note music player??

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • David

    I have a rooted sch-I535 gs3 which rom can I use this with. Haven’t had much luck with carbonrom or stock 4.1.2 rom. Thanks

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Then try the version for Galaxy s2.

  • Siddhant Sethia

    ok i got the widget after the removing the odex files and rebooting d phone. But the widget doesnt fit in the screen. I have uploaded this image for you to see. Here’s d link – http://postimg.org/image/vvo6auhsj/ . plz help !

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Everything is already given on the article. Just read that first before asking.

  • Siddhant Sethia

    i flashed d zip file. den wen i dragged d widget onto the home screen it showed problem loading widget. what do i do?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • Siddhant Sethia

    Wich of d above widget’s should i try on rooted galaxy grand duos wid firmware XXAMC4?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    By the way, my name is Rakesh and thanks for the compliment.

    Also see some more stuff: http://droidviews.com/category/downloads/

  • http://www.facebook.com/zoreli Zoran Bibić

    Yes I agree it looks fantastic, you brighten my day DroidViews … Thank you again.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Looks awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/zoreli Zoran Bibić
  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    I have suggested all possible methods to get it to work. One might work for some and the other for someone else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zoreli Zoran Bibić

    Trick during installation is that it is not vipe dalvik cash only erase data in App Manager and be left active weather on the lock screen, After that I was able to install all versions without any problems on stock 4.1.2 GS3 .

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Nice :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/zoreli Zoran Bibić

    Stll can not delete AccuWeatherWidget.odex and AccuWeatherWidget_Main.odex and problem is that I dont have weather in Settings/Application manager/All/Weather Widget .

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Try after removing the Weather widget from the homescreen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/zoreli Zoran Bibić

    Same thing on my S3 , can not delete that two odex files ???!!!

  • Dr Sayan Chattaraj

    Not really…I’m gonna test and then let you know for sure…

  • Isna

    ok

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Not tested but it should. Try the MDPI version and do not forget to backup the ROM before doing anything.

  • Isna

    work on Galaxy Y???

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Many grand users say that it worked for them after 2-3 flashes. Also try wiping Cache partition and dalvik cache before and after install.
    The mods however work best on deodexed ROMs.

  • Polibio Diaz

    It installed, but the only thing that changed was the weather icon, the clock stayed in the center and the weather background is the normal accuweather one.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews
  • Polibio Diaz

    Which of this is for the Galaxy Grand?

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    it needS a deodexed ROM.

  • AJ

    this is not working on my rooted tmobile galaxy s ii for some reason i cannot delete the odex files, i follwed every step nothing changed.

  • Dennis Junior

    Well it works but doesnt fit the screen soo text looks disorted.

    Tmo galaxy S2.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    If you backed up the original apk and odex files or the ROM, copy the files back to their place or restore the ROM.

  • Muja.A

    i have the jelly bean 4.1.2 and i flashit this widget with CWM and after i reboot the phone i donn’t have the weather widget i tryed the another method with root file explorer i find the Sysstem/app folder but i cann not delet the 2 odex files and i cann not renammeit i cann not move’it i cann not put in this folder nothing so what’s the problem i would to have the s4 weather widget or what i musst do to have the stock weather s3 widget??????

  • http://saznajnovo.com/ Stefan M.

    Now it works perfectly! Thanks man.

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Did you test the transparent version too?

  • Dr Sayan Chattaraj

    Working on my Galaxy S3 like a charm…without any issues. Thanks a lot!

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Added a separate version for Galaxy S2, try it and let me know. Cheers!

  • http://saznajnovo.com/ Stefan M.

    Not working on my S2 Omega :/

  • http://droidviews.com/ DroidViews

    Yes, it is not. We will not have to wait for it much longer. The system dump is out now and it will soon be ported.

  • Pepelule

    Looks good but not the same

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