[Q] Nandroid backup without display
So, my wife has had a Sensation for about a year or so, and I finally got around to rooting it for her and getting 4EXT on it. A few days ago, my son dropped it in the toilet. With the help of a bag of rice and a little disassembly/reassembly, it works... kind of. No display (was able to successfully boot it with display a couple of times). In any case, it does turn on and boot. Is there a way to do a 4EXT backup or some other kind of backup to SD without having a display? I know that 4EXT can be scripted because there's the management app that can select files to flash and then reboot and perform the operations, but I don't know what to put where to make this happen.
There is another potential option, since I think I might get a SU prompt if I try to do anything root is going into recovery first. I'm fairly certain I can get it booted up blindly and do an 'adb reboot recovery' to get to recovery... so if there's a way to execute a backup from the recovery shell, that's an option as well.
The only thing I'm concerned about is backing up her SMS, MMS, and Contacts... and I really don't want to have to mess with manually copying SQLite DB's. Titanium Backup's nandroid features would be much easier to use
Asurion is sending the replacement tomorrow, so I've got limited time to do it. Worst case scenario I'll mess with the Online Nandroid Backup scripts while in recovery and see if I can get that to happen.
I'd appreciate any ideas... I'm very technical (have a kernel for the Galaxy Blaze 4G out), and had a Sensation myself for 6 months, so pretty much pointing me in the right direction would be helpful. Otherwise I'll just be taking stabs in the dark to figure it out.