i cannot help with your problem though,
but i can give some suggestion for me i use odin v.07 because its for easy to understand and still in many tutorial use odin.07
and mostly before rooting any device you must flash a custom recovery first then go root and that's what i did.
i personally use TWRP recover yet more easy to understand and to use than cwm recovery...
it's just my opinions though...
im just tryin' to help, so i hope it works
User of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T210/R
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