Install Galaxy S5 AccuWeather Widget on Samsung Galaxy & Other Android Devices

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It has been more than a month since the Samsung Galaxy S5 was unveiled. The device can hit the stores near you any moment. However, before you hold the Galaxy S5 in you hands, you can enjoy its wallpapers, ringtones and apps on your  current device. The Galaxy S5 will be featuring a new version of its TouchWiz with many improvements and features.

Alongside many new apps, UI changes and features, the Galaxy S5 also brings a new version of the AccuWeather Clock widget. Well there is nothing special about new apps and widgets on a new smartphone, but if those goodies are ported to work on other devices, it becomes a thing of wider interest.

Albe95 from the XDA forums has successfully ported the Galaxy S5 AccuWeather widget to work on older Galaxy devices like the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3. The new weather widget has a flat background and a plain look. While the options available under AccuWeather Widget settings are pretty much the same, there is one good option that most of us always longed for. Yes, the new weather app lets you set the lever of transparency for the weather widget.

Galaxy-S5-AccuWeather

If you own a Galaxy phone or tablet device and have root privileges on it, you can install the Galaxy S5 AccuWeather Widget on your device. We have tested the ported weather widget on the Note 3 and Galaxy S4 successfully. If your phone had HD or Full HD display, try it and it might work too.

Requirements

  • A rooted Galaxy device.
  • TouchWiz based Odexed or Deodexed ROM

Downloads:

Galaxy S5 AccuWeather Widget 2014  [Mirror]

Weatherdaemon App 2014  [Mirror]

Install S5 AccuWeather on All Devices

  • Ninja Unmatched

    I did run into an issue with getting it working. I finally got it working though. There is another file that may need to be removed also. The com.sec……accuweather file. I uninstalled that then did as was said in here and it worked. Picked up on it when after removing/moving files out of system/app that the widget still showed up in the app (widget tab) drawer. Hope this helps some. I’m running 4.4.4 Note 3 stock ROM which I rooted after. (Not totally comfortable yet with the progress made on ROMs based on Sprint 4.4.4 NH7 just yet. So I went stock. I’ll just place the mods that I use in later. Some mods actually just affected the performance in a bad way anyways so it works out for me.

  • murthy sree

    i have samsung galaxy grand 2 its runing androind 4.4.2 kitkat its working well

  • Musab Abukhshaim

    why didn’t you uninstall the old ones and install the new app instead of rename the old ones ?

    I’ve done the steps and it works well except the size can’t be changed .. it’s standard 4×3 and i want it 4×2 ^_^

  • Guest

    why didn’t you uninstall the old ones and install the new app instead of rename the old ones ?

    I’ve done the steps and it works well except the size can’t be changed .. it’s standard 4×3 and i want it 4×2 ^_^

  • musab

    why didn’t you uninstall the old ones and install the new app instead of rename the old ones ?
    I’ve done the steps and works well except the size can’t be changed .. it’s standard 4×3 and i want it 4×2 ^_^

  • Kimi Kallio

    Or maybe at least just font of temperature and clock?

  • Kimi Kallio

    How to change the font of the widget? It is very important =) Thanks!

  • Nirjhar Mistry

    App not installed error in nexus 7 kitkat 4.4.4 rooted. Any idea about fix?

  • Guest

    App not installed error in nexus 7 kitkat 4.4.4 rooted.

  • Timothy Castañeda

    Oh thanks 🙂

  • Timothy Castañeda

    This works on galaxy s2 i9100 jelly bean?

  • sean

    yes Xwidget great!

  • Johns Paul

    It only gives me a 5×3 widget… No 5×2.

  • Then it should work. I am not sure why it is not! Try XWidget then.

  • sean

    Yes 4.4.2

  • Has it KitKat?

  • sean

    N7100 note 2

  • You might have made some mistake. Have you fixed the permissions?

    Which phone do you have?

  • sean

    i got issue

    when i install unified daemon result App not installed – Done

    when select the widget to home it Unfortunately, Weather has stoped.

    i have select files

    AccuweatherWidget.odex
    AccuweatherWidget_main.odex
    AccuweatherDaemon.apk.bak
    AccuweatherDaemon.odex.bak

    Please help

  • It is Samsung stock TW ROM. You can use third-party icons on any ROM if you have root access. See this: http://www.droidviews.com/revamp-your-android-devices-screen-with-third-party-icon-packs-using-icon-themer/

  • Juraj Buc

    Please what ROM are you using on screenshots ? I really like the rounded icons.
    Thanks

  • murthysree

    I have a Samsung galaxy grand 2 100%
    Warking my device

  • pradip

    100% working on my rooted galaxy grand 2

  • You can edit every aspect of the widget.

  • Gerve Bryan S. Galanido

    ok..i got it..and one more thing. Its opacity, it will totally make everything invisible. I thought just the background..but still it really look cool.

  • It only gives 4 x 2 widget but you can resize it. Just press and hold the widget and drag the pointer to make it larger or smaller.

  • Gerve Bryan S. Galanido

    it worked …thanks a lot…but haven’t see a 5 x 2 widget..

    this is awesome..

  • Gerve Bryan S. Galanido

    here it goes..now downloading the Galaxy S5 Weather HD … hope it work. 😀

  • Gerve Bryan S. Galanido

    ok..is there an S5 Accuweather?

  • I have tested it on S4 and Note 3. AS for older devices, I am not sure because they have different apk files. Better try Xwidget on the next page.

  • Guest

    here

  • Gerve Bryan S. Galanido

    i am using note 2..and i only have this files..can’t find those files you mentioned above… and i am using stock kitkat rom and rooted..do you think this will work?

  • Try renaming the old files and they copy the new files and fix permission, or just install XWidget app.

  • Zool F

    What if my note 2 doesnt have those files?what if my phone have different file names?wht should i do?

  • New_Guy

    Indeed! Thanks for the apk files!

  • Thanks for bringing this to notice. I have fixed the link.

  • You’re welcome!

  • New_Guy

    You probably forgot to install the companion WeatherDaemon apk. I noticed the direct link is s copy of the AccuWeather apk. You need to use the mirror.

  • New_Guy

    Been looking all over for this. Worked just as advertised. Thank you so much!

  • New_Guy

    Both. And install both as well. Reboot and done.

  • Marko

    when i choose 4×2 widget it only show clock, but not weather

  • Melvin Jones

    Do you download both files or just one?

  • The stock S5 widget is available only in 4×2. If you want 5×2 version, use XWidget given at the next page.

  • Pedja Simić

    how to make it 5×2

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  • Since it is an imitation of the M8 clock, we would not be able to cover this UCCW widget in a post here. Thanks for the tip though!