How to put the new HTC Sense 6 weather and clock widget on any Android phone


HTC Sense 6.0 sports a new weather and clock widget that made a debut on the HTC One M8 flagship. The new interface is cleaner, with flatter looks, and has received a default widget to match. The weather and clock information is displayed on white background, and doesn't throw too much info at you, like some other clock widgets we know.

If you want to peruse something similar on your Android phone, you don't have to buy the One M8, and you don't even have to have an HTC phone. Thanks to the enterprising works of an XDA-Devs member, dubbed "aviotron," we can now easily install the new Sense 6.0 weather&clock widget on any Android handset.

Granted, it is just a mockup, but it works quite well for what it is supposed to do, and the appearances are very close, which is all that matters, if you are bored with your current homescreen layout. In case you want to take the new widget for a spin, here are the few simple steps to follow:

1. Download the Ultimate custom widget (UCCW) tool from Google's Play Store, and install it;
2. Download the HTC One M8 Clock UCCW skin from the Play Store, and hit "open";
3. Now go to the widget section on your phone, find a 4x2 UCCW widget size, and drag it to the desired homescreen;
4. A list of available skins will be presented to you - chose the 12-hour or 24-hour HTC One M8 Clock UCCW skin;
5. Now you have a very "sixth Sense"-like clock on your homescreen; hit the widget's settings, if you want to change the default location, or switch from Celsius to a Fahrenheit scale.

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I don't trust weather apps/widgets, they're never accurate. They're just nice to look at.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Which is largely the point of them. It is a usually free/cheap way to customize your home screen a bit and make it stand out to you as well as others.

9. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

The accuracy of weather widgets and apps is due to the source. I've tried a number of weather apps and widgets. I have noticed that a number of them get their weather from the same source while others get their data from other sources. I simply pick the apps and widgets that get weather info from sources that I feel are accurate for the place that I live.

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I'd rather have a separate weather widget. I mostly use a weather app to check what the weather might be like tomorrow

3. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

google now weather is better and the "1Weather" app is better to have in my opinion

5. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Very cool, thanks

6. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Beautiful widgets is far far better.

7. Epicness1o1

Posts: 309; Member since: May 30, 2013

Done.

8. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

When I clicked on this article, I thought XDA developers had found a way to install the actual widget, not a UCCW mockup. I'll pass.

10. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

whats the deal with all new apps requesting access to all your info on the phone?! since app ops was removed in Kitkat, I stopped downloading apps....anyone has a solution other than rooting??

11. aviotron

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

The app is removed from playstore due to some issues, its modified version is published again with a new name. Search in.nnn.uccwsensesix on playstore.

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