I have an unlocked UK/international Samsung Galaxy Note 3 LTE (SM-N9005 hltexx) on Lollipop 5.0. How do I get to use TWRP when I bootload to recovery?

Every time I try TWRP on my phone, the recovery mode seems to disappear and I get "Odin mode downloading, don't turn off your device".

Volume up OR down with Home and Power will not do it. Neither will adb. Nor any other tutorial I found and a few tutorials later. Why couldn't it just work using the official TWRP app instructions?

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Flash the BTU version for your ROM. Download and full Instructions on fw.updato.com

Flash TWRP (tar) via Odin AP. Download and full instructions on forum.xda-developers.com

Immediately reboot into recovery without ever booting into system. If you boot into system this will brick your phone and you have to flash stock rom again.

Format Data from TWRP recovery (Wipe -> Format Data -> type yes). reboot recovery.

Now copy the following files via USB (MTP) to Internal Storage.

Install the no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip or Disable_Dm-Verity_ForceEncrypt.zip from TWRP. reboot recovery.

Install Magisk zip. reboot system. wait for the boot about 20 minutes. you are rooted now.

Note: If you see errors in TWRP, goto Advanced -> Copy Log, get the recovery.log from USB (MTP) and find the more detailed Error Messages

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