I managed to mod an application to have a transparent background and it worked just fine, so I decided to share it with you.
This is the new News and Weather Widget from Google that works on Froyo and above on every ROM and every device. It has some new features such as displaying more information on the weather by clicking on the weather icon within the app (as you can see in the first picture) and a cool cerulean highlight effect when pressing on the widget.
Since 1.3.11 from Jelly Bean, it was updated to improve freshness and power consumption.
Updated GenieWidget to 1.3.11 from Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Now you can choose between 2 glow colors when pressing on the widget on the home screen: ORIGINAL BLUE or MIUI ORANGE!
Thanks to c3k for providing the Jelly Bean apk and to YOU FOR DOWNLOADING IT MORE THAN 10000 TIMES! I started sharing it just for fun, how could I've ever expected it? Thanks!
- Uninstall any previous version, if any (if it's a system apk, remove it using Root Explorer or any equivalent apk);
- Download the version you desire (BLUE glow or MIUI glow);
- Push it to /system/app with adb, or just copy it to your sdcard and install it as a regular apk;
Having troubles or force closes? Please, remember that this is just a mod, I'm not the author of the original apk, so make sure your problems are coming from my mods *only* before asking! If you can't see anything wrong with an original GenieWidget version, please uninstall GenieWidget, reboot to recovery, clear caches, reboot and try installing it again.
- 11-15-2011: Initial mod from ICS 4.0.0;
- 02-07-2012: Updated mod to 1.3.04, from ICS 4.0.3 which now includes ICS themed tabs and minor graphical changes overall. It also supports HD resolutions (e.g. Galaxy Nexus);
- 07-23-2012: Updated to 1.3.11 from JB 4.1; added MIUI variant; removed ICS versions.
- 06-15-2016: Discontinuing project since Google stopped supporting GenieWidget.