Rooting my SGN3 XXUBMI7 – Odin mode everything is blank. [FIX]

I recently upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet but hate the stock Samsung ROM, so decided I would change it.  First up rooting my phablet via ODIN.  I’ve searched around and there are some good looking tutorials and instructions over at Team Android for rooting my exact Model number (SM-N9005), Android version (4.3) and build number (XXUBMI7), but I have already encountered a problem (a blank ODIN). Read on to find out what I have done so far and the fix is at the bottom.

Odin is blank

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions (from Team Android):

Step 1 – Download CF-Auto-Root Package for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to your computer and extract the zip file. CHECK!

Step 2 – Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you to root Android 4.3 on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE N9005. CHECK!

Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again or Volume up to confirm to enter into Download Mode. CHECK!

Continue reading