Basically the title contains everything. I have an old smartphone lying around and I would like to change its bootloader.

How can I know in which partition does it lie? How can I compile grub on my main machine and install it to my device?

My device implements the Armv7 instruction set.

Note: I do not wish to unlock the stock bootloader, I wish to replace it completely.

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    Which device you have? – DevUt Jun 11 '16 at 11:17
  • Does it matter? I want the instructions to be as generic as possible because I want to perform the same operation on a couple devices. – George D Jun 11 '16 at 11:21
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    yes on different devices different things are loaded for device to work – DevUt Jun 11 '16 at 11:23
  • @GeorgeD, yes it matters a great deal, because the method for changing a bootloader will vary wildly across devices. But in general, loading GRUB on most ARM devices will likely be impossible or extremely difficult due to configurations made by the manufacturers. GRUB does support ARM, so that's not the problem. – dotVezz Jun 11 '16 at 13:47
  • It's this one: gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_xperia_mini-3947.php – George D Jun 11 '16 at 16:13

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