All Android device come with a bunch of weather clock and other widgets from their OEMs. Thus, major manufacturers like Samsung, LG, HTC, and Sony devices have their own branded weather and clock widgets. Being opaque in nature, most of such widgets cover a major portion of the device homescreen. There’s no doubt that the stock weather clock widget of the LG G2 looks beautiful, but don’t you think it would look even better if it were transparent?

Well, most users like a clean homescreen that shows app shortcuts and other info like time and weather condition while giving a full peep of the homescreen wallpaper. If you own an LG G2 and prefer a cleaner and plain homescreen, you must have desired at some point of time to make the LG G2 Weather Widget transparent. If you want to enjoy transparent weather widget on your G2, XDA member MP1979 has make a mod that turns the stock weather widget on your G2 transparent.

MP1979’s weather widget mod for the LG G2 is available as APK file that needs to be pushed in system/app directory of your device. It simply means that you need to have root access on your device. The mod works on both Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Please note that you LG G2 must have either stock G2 based or G Flex port ROM installed on it. The mod will not work of CM or AOSP ROMs.

Download Transparent Widget Mod:

For Android 4.4.2 KitKat Based ROMs

LG G2 Stock Based ROM: LGWeatherTheme.apk

LG G Pro 2 Port ROM: LGWeatherTheme.apk

For Android 4.2.2 JellyBean Based ROMs

LG G2 Stock Based ROM: LGWeatherTheme.apk

LG G Flex Port ROM: LGWeatherTheme.apk

How to Install:

  1. Make sure you have a rooted LG G2. You can root your phone using our tutorials.
  2. Download the appropriate APK file from above and copy it to your device.
  3. Install a root file explorer if you have not installed it already. [appbox googleplay com.jrummy.root.browserfree]
  4. Open Root Browser and navigate to system/app directory.
  5. Look for LGWeatherTheme.apk and rename it to LGWeatherTheme.apk.bak.
  6. Now copy the downloaded LGWeatherTheme.apk to system/app directory.
  7. Then tap and hold the APK file and select Permissions option.
  8. Set the permission to rw-r–r (0644). set-permissions-in-root-browser
  9. Finally, exit Root Browser and reboot device.

When your device boots up, you can add the new transparent weather widget on your LG G2’s homescreen. Enjoy!