I used Odin and flashed CF-Auto-Root-hlte-hltexx-smn9005.tar.md5. Odin gave me a big green pass.
I have tried to install apps that require root privilige (titanium backup, supersu) and they report that I do not have root.
If I go to download mode it tells me system status is custom and that knox warranty has been voided (0x1) but still no root.
Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated
PS. ... am new to the world of customizing smartphones but have been working in IT for last 15 years. Am fairly tech savvy and well able to follow instruction