Former Writer · Jun 20, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Missing Genie Widget on Your New Android Device?

The Samsung Galaxy S III has been one of the hottest releases of the year. With great hardware, above average software, and few complaints; it is hard to imagine the Galaxy S III missing anything. Though for users who have been Android fans for longer than the lifetime of the Galaxy S III, there is something missing. With development being mostly focused on exporting Galaxy S III software, there hasn’t been much being ported in until now.

XDA Recognized Themer Nitroz has brought the popular geniewidget.apk to the Galaxy S III to fill a gaping hole where the news and weather widget should be. The widget is a standard component of Android, and the specific APK was pulled from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Not surprisingly, no one has reported any issues with it yet.

To install, users simply need to download the apk file, put it on their SD card, and use their favorite root explorer app to paste it into /system/app. Follow with a reboot and the widget should be ready to go. As mentioned, no one has reported any issues with it thus far, so all the features users enjoyed should be fully intact and the app itself should be stable. Moreover, since the application is a standard component of Android and was not modified in any way for the SGS3, it should work on any Android device lacking the app from the factory.

To get started, visit the original thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Jimmy McGee · Jul 3, 2015 at 06:00 am · no comments

Droid Turbo Lollipop OTA, 2015 Moto G Leaked – XDA TV

Android Lollipop for the Droid Turbo has been released. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the 2015 edition of the Moto G and be sure to check out the article talking about Android Lollipop for the Huawei Ascend Mate 2. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on...

XDA NEWS
Jack Jennings · Jul 3, 2015 at 04:12 am · no comments

EVLeaks Shows Off Possible BlackBerry Android Phone

It wasn't too long ago that we received reports of BlackBerry planning to use Android in their upcoming devices, although it wasn't confirmed how this would be implemented. The Canadian company has publicly announced that they 'remain committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system', touting its strengths in security and productivity. Now, thanks to Evan Blass at EVLeaks, we have our first look at what one of these upcoming phones could look like.   The picture itself shows the bottom half of a design...

XDA NEWS
Faiz Malkani · Jul 2, 2015 at 08:41 pm · 1 comment

Mysterious GG1 Google Device Stops by FCC. Glass v2?

As the year progresses, we draw further away from Google's annual I/O conference, and closer to the time when the latest hardware from Mountain View is made available to the public. While I/O itself remains one of the most popular tech conferences, the hardware unveiling is a contrastively low-key post across social media, but nonetheless, remains an exciting and much awaited event. In the months leading up to the unveiling, a host of leaks take place, revealing various info about...

XDA NEWS
Share This