weird, i've never had that so not sure what to suggest. just to be clear, you got to download mode and flashed philz and all went fine in odin?
and just to be sure....try removing battery for 30 seconds, then insert battery and press and hold home key and volume UP while pressing power button (I tend to keep all 3 buttons pressed until i see the "se android is not enforcing" message and it's booting into recovery.
no problem, did you get root working also? i've attached the zip that i flash after choosing restore root option in philz......i didn't make this zip, so not takign any credit or anything, jsut sharing it because it might be useful.
i generally prefer my device non rooted, but i use this method to quickly restore root to apply any rom changes then full unroot from within super su app. I found it's the easiest way to gain root access (works for me even from a fresh rom install too).