The Cydget tweak, released by Cydia creator Saurik, has long since offered a novel way for jailbreakers to widgetize their iOS lock screens, and with support for iOS 7, other developers have been hard at work updating and creating widgets for the masses. iOS 7 LockScreen Weather is one such Cydget theme, and although there are no prizes on offer for those managing to guess what it does, you may instead be surprised by how elegant it appears when installed.
Like all good tweaks, it aims to look as though it were a native implementation, nonchalantly slotting into the interface as part of the furniture. The developer behind it has obviously taken the time to consider the aesthetic changes made with iOS 7, and I think you’ll agree, it looks both slick and elegant.
The theme consists of a live weather widget, updating as changes occur. According to the release notes, it has been optimized for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, although support for other devices is forthcoming.
As you will see from the screenshot above, it looks marvelous in full flow, but it does have one or two issues. For example, the process of entering your local weather code is a bit of a pain, requiring that you pick up an SSH app (like iFile), navigate to a specific folder, and edit a certain config.js file in order to set the preferences as you would like.
Of course, in the early days of jailbreaking, users didn’t mind jumping through these minor hoops, as it offered at least a rudimentary understanding of how things come to be, but with so many new jailbreakers now on the scene and everyone looking for seamless, Settings-centric tweaks, this one’s definitely going to need a couple of minutes of your time.
If you’re looking to tie your weather updates on the native Weather app’s icon then be sure to check out LiveWeatherIcon for iPhone. You can even get live weather updates on your device’s status bar using the StatusWeather for iPhone tweak.
You can download iOS 7 LockScreen Weather right now from the MacCiti repo, which is among the defaults in your Cydia source list.
For tutorials on how-to jailbreak, check out:
- iOS 7 – 7.0.4 Jailbreak: Download Evasi0n 7 For iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, iPad, iPod touch [Windows / Mac]
- Jailbreak iOS 7 – 7.0.4 Untethered On iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s And More With Evasi0n 7 [Video Tutorial]