how to get a forecast a little closer to home – xda developers hack hacked
I’ve been long term testing the HTC touch ready for an imminent review and one of the interesting applications is a weather forecasting plugin that sits on your home screen and displays a localish weather forecast.
The weather plugin is great but for the UK the default list is pretty sparse, I can only find Manchester, London or Edinburgh and living in Nottingham that’s useless.
XDA developers to the rescue, it’s through a registry hack (so usual caveats apply) the suggestion is
just navigate to
And change the Location key to the name you want displaying and LocationCode to the new city’s accuweather location code .
Nottingham in Nottinghamshire is EUR|UK|UK189|NOTTINGHAM however when i altered the code to this … it doesn’t work, you get an unable to download data error
there’s a long and complicated fix here with clever use of a generous soul’s server to interpret the data.
However with a little reg rummaging I discovered that in the registry both London and Manchester have nearly identical codes EUR|UK|UK001|cityname despite the fact that the accuweather codes are EUR|UK|UK124|LONDON and EUR|UK|UK189|NOTTINGHAM.
So I changed my Touch code to EUR|UK|UK001|NOTTINGHAM and it seems to work I certainly get different weather from London Village and God’s own City. anyone else tried it?