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  1. YankeeDudeL

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    I've been using the News and Weather Widget on my OG for quite some time now. I absolutely love that thing, but it doesn't appear to work on the Bionic when I tried Bumping it over. I haven't come across anything in the Market that's similar to it, and I'm still not quite sure how to use the native News widget or that it could be as great as it.

    Anyone have an alternative that they like or perhaps found a way to get the News and Weather widget ported over?
     

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    Yeah, I really like that thing. The app was so streamlined and well designed. I've tried Pulse (which is much better as a tablet app), and don't care for it. Don't know why the N&W app isn't in the Market.
    I'm sure we can scour around for an .apk, just haven't searched yet.
     
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    You are talking about GenieWidget.apk right. Cause I ported it to my ASUS Transformer with no problem. What version was on the OG? My Droid X has v 1.3.04

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    Yes i would love to have this app... That looks like the one that was on the OG Droid to me..Close to it anyway.
     
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    Yup, that's the one. My OG is running the same version. It has been built into each ROM I've used, so I wasn't sure if it had to be coded to work on other devices. I hadn't added it separately since it first came out of the Nexus One.
     
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    This is installed on my DB now and so far its working great..
     
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    My hero!

    Installed and working great!
     
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    Alright, I'm an imbecile. I've been looking for this too.. how do I get it on my phone?

    Download on computer... I don't know.
     
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    Use this link from your phone.
     
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    Not to sound "Paranoid or Stupid" but is it a SAFE download? That's my ONLY hesitation on this because I LOVED the "News/Weather" Widget on my OG Droid.
     
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    It is in my Google docs. I don't blame you for asking.
     
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    I logged in and there is nothing there...says in the middle "No items mateched your selections. Clear All". At the top, it has icons for GMAIL, BUZZ, DOCS & CALENDAR.

    How do I get to the News/Weather Widget?

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks Jestexman, for some reason when I tried the link in my phone it insisted on logging into my personal google docs!? Anyway, just went in on the pc and then mailed it to myself.

    I too loved that widget and am glad to have it back!
     
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    I think the simplest way to install this is to first make sure you go to Menu > Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources (check the box). Then DL the .apk and email it to your gmail account. Open your mail from your phone and and DL. It'll instantly pop up with the permissions. You're golden from there.
     

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