How do I get widgets to work on jailbroken iPhone?

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n0m0n

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Hello,
I am trying to get a better understanding on how to get widgets to work on my iPhone.
I installed it via the Installer but cant find out what I need to do and how.

Can anyone explain what and where to get put etc?

Thanks
JW
 

420greg

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You need to ssh into your iPhone and place the widgets here:

/var/root/Library/Widgets

The iPhone will not run all widgets. I cannot launch any widgets that contain an executable. It can only run scripted (html) widgets. Like espn.

Before you move a widget to your phone, right click it and choose show package contents. If there is an exe in there it is not going to work on the iPhone.
 

n0m0n

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Nov 25, 2007
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You need to ssh into your iPhone and place the widgets here:

/var/root/Library/Widgets

The iPhone will not run all widgets. I cannot launch any widgets that contain an executable. It can only run scripted (html) widgets. Like espn.

Before you move a widget to your phone, right click it and choose show package contents. If there is an exe in there it is not going to work on the iPhone.
Where can I find these widgets and how do I get them onto my iPhone?
Thanks
JW
 

firewire

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You need to ssh into your iPhone and place the widgets here:

/var/root/Library/Widgets

The iPhone will not run all widgets. I cannot launch any widgets that contain an executable. It can only run scripted (html) widgets. Like espn.

Before you move a widget to your phone, right click it and choose show package contents. If there is an exe in there it is not going to work on the iPhone.
If I do go ahead and place a bunch of widgets into that directory, will they appear on my homescreen as icons? Will this be the method of accessing them? If not, how would I access them once they are on my iPhone?
 

n0m0n

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Nov 25, 2007
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If I do go ahead and place a bunch of widgets into that directory, will they appear on my homescreen as icons? Will this be the method of accessing them? If not, how would I access them once they are on my iPhone?
Went over to my MAC and found a few widgets in a folder.
When I unzipped them it created a folder with a lot of files within.
None were exe, but there were a lot a files.
I should just move over the folder to: /var/root/Library/Widgets?

Thanks
JW
 

smokepsp32

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Dec 2, 2007
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i don't even know nor understand what is this widgets...

can somebody tell me this one...
what its purpose...
 

n0m0n

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Nov 25, 2007
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Went over to my MAC and found a few widgets in a folder.
When I unzipped them it created a folder with a lot of files within.
None were exe, but there were a lot a files.
I should just move over the folder to: /var/root/Library/Widgets?

Since I have moved them over they appear in the widget app, but with a question mark as the icon.
Also when I choose a widget it just says loading.

Is this what it does when the widget is to large?

Thanks
JW
 
Jan 16, 2009
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#8
When and if I am able to jailbreak my iPad 2 does Cydia have widgets available for use like the Android tablets have? I would love my iPad to have a cool looking weather section in like the top left area of my home page with maybe some scrolling headline news bar to the right of that and my Facebook/Twitter feeds right below that. Then to top I off I could throw about 5-6 of my most used apps on this home screen as well.

Am I dreaming? Is this also something that iOS 5 may bring about?

Thanks,

Mickey