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How To: Weather Widget and Launcher for Samsung Galaxy S4 on an Android Device Running on Jelly Bean

Last updated: October 2, 2018.

Weather Widget and Launcher for Samsung Galaxy S4

One of the distinguishing features of any Android device are the launcher and the widgets (particularly the weather widget). The thing is, this weather widget is available only for Samsung Galaxy devices. Thankfully for Android users, the Android ecosystem is open source, and users have the capability to download and install apps even if it is exclusive for a certain Android phone. Stock apps are still preferred by many users even if there are a lot of widget options found at the Google Play Store, mostly because it receives great support from its developer than a third party app.

Meanwhile, the default launcher of the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be installed on any Android device that has the Jelly Bean system. Performance of the said launcher has almost no lags and also provides a smooth performance. It also has the TouchWiz themes, though in order to have the full experience, it is necessary to install stock Galaxy S4 apps and wallpapers. The package for Galaxy S4 has the following:

  • Launcher for TouchWiz
  • Weather widget (AccuWeather)
  • Samsung calculator
  • S Voice
  • Samsung File Manager
  • S4 Ringtones
  • Samsung Yahoo! Widget
  • Samsung Apps Store

 

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In order to get the package, you need to download the following files:

  • Galaxy S4 Package
  • Galaxy S4 Launcher 1.0 XXHDPI and XHDPI
  • Galaxy S4 Launcher 1.0 MDPI
  • Galaxy S4 Launcher 1.0 HDPI

 

Note the following important requirements before proceeding with the installation:

  • The Android device should have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • You must have an installed CWM or TWRP Recovery
  • The Android device needs to be rooted

 

The step-by-step guide to install the Galaxy S4 Widget and Launcher

  1. Connect your Android device to your computer
  2. Copy the zip files to the root of your device’s SD card
  3. Unplug the cable and shut down your Android device
  4. Open the Recovery mode by simultaneously pressing the home, power, and volume up buttons until a text appears on screen
  5. Go to Advance and select Devlik Wipe Cache
  6. Look for ‘Install zip from SD card’, choose Options, and click ‘Choose zip from SD card’
  7. Choose any zip file and allow the installation
  8. Once the installation has finished, turn back and begin flashing another
  9. Click ‘Go Back’ once the installation has been completed
  10. Restart the system of your device

 

You now have the widget and launcher for Samsung Galaxy S4 on your device. If you have follow up questions, do not hesitate to ask through the comments section.

 

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