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 AccuWeather weather clock widget is 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.
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.
Download the preferred S4 AccuWeather 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.
AccuWeather Widget v3 S4 bY xDroidH.zip (with modified gradients)
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
For Galaxy S3 on Leaked 4.1.2
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.
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.
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.
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.
Download the app and copy/replace the original apk with this. Use only Step 7 from below.
Download the zip file and flash via CWM Recovery.
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.
If you still have problem, clear app data from Settings> Application Manager> ALL> after flashing the zip:
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.
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.