CF-Auto-Root on note 8 gt-n5110 has no recovery mode
I have tried to root my Note 8 (us version) with CF-Auto-Root. My device has never been rooted before and still had the stock 4.1.2 firmware.
I followed the directions exactly listed here from chainfire.
The flashing with odin went perfectly but when my device rebooted it was stuck on the Samsung splash screen. I could not get into recovery mode at all. Pressing the 3 button combination just made the screen turn black and then to the splash screen again. I tried flashing several times and also tried removing the battery as stated by chainfire. I was able to get into download mode and flash a stock 4.1.2 rom and I was back in business again. I would like to know what might be causing my device to not go into recovery mode and being stuck on the splash screen after flashing with CF-Auto-Root. My firmware version was N5110UEDMD1. I would still like to root my device but how to do it now?
Do I just use a rooted rom and flash it with odin? Any help is greatly appreciated.