I downloaded an XSA ROM from Sammobile, N9005XXUBMI7_N9005XSABMI1_XSA.zip then unpacked it and ran Odin to flash it. My plan was to have an AU ROM before I tried RDLV root process.
Instead I got an Odin error on system.img.ext4 followed by the error screen. (phone - yellow exclamation - PC. The list there says:
Current Binary: Samsung Official
System Status: Official
Reactivation Lock: Off
Knox Kernal: 0x0
Knox Warranty Void: 0x0
Qualcomm Secure Boot: Enable
RP SWREV:S1, T1, R1, A1, P1
Write Protection: Enable
Nothing I have been able to do since then has helped. Even tried DL'ing Heimdall but it uses tar.gz packages and I don't have one. I downloaded Kies3 and it tells me my phone is not supported by v3. Clicking Confirm doesn't help nor does the 'Checking' link. The other Kies give a connection error and the Troubleshoot Connection option doesn't help.
The only thing I can think I might have got wrong is trying to install an Aussie package over a TGY (Hong Kong) system, but there are plenty of comments saying that is OK.
I found a PIT file that is supposed to be OK, (CSB_signed_HLTE_EUR_OPEN_32G_0718) but I am not sure a pit is the answer, and if that was the cause, I think I'd need a PIT to match my ROM... right?
By preference I'd like to keep under the level where I trip Knox, but if I have to use a Recovery or CF-Root to get my phone working I'll do it.
Any advice please? Also, any ideas on what went wrong?