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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Well, I got it to work!
Perhaps the problem was that after Odin finished, the phone rebooted rather than going to a blank screen, so I had to shut down and then try to get the red recovery. I found an auto-reboot checkbox on Odin and unchecked that; then the phone didn't go blank either, it stayed on the download screen and I had to pull the battery.
Or perhaps the problem was I had to hold the buttons longer, until the Samsung logo appeared, disappeared, and appeared again?
After rebooting and verifying I have root, I tried getting back into red recovery and found I couldn't - is it once-only per Odin flash?
Anyway thanks for your patience and I'm glad to be rooted. Now I can debloat (I'm planning to buy Titanium or maybe Rom Toolbox) which was my main goal.