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I am a step below Noob if that exists.
Thanks to XDA, I was able to root my LG Optimus L5 E612 on JB, V20d: install CWM, and install AOSP 4.4 on Windows 8.1 PC without any problems.
Here is what I did:
I pulled out the LAN cable.
Turned off Antivirus and Windows Defender.
Edited "hosts.ics" file using the instructions given here:
In my PC it was "hosts.ICS" file with MS Outlook as the default program.It was the only step I followed from the above guide. Earlier, I had tried to root the phone using that guide on Windows 8.1 as well as Windows 7 without success. Probably antivirus and/or Windows defender spoiled the efforts. I just don't know what went wrong then!
Then the fun started: My phone won't allow me to do anything! It kept on displaying the error message
"android.process.acore has stopped"
But then I followed this guide:

Now my phone is working just fine as far as I can tell. Wifi is working. Not tested Bluetooth as yet.

Thank you people!
31st March 2014, 06:05 AM |#2  
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The order in which I followed the steps:
1. Pull out internet cable.
2. Disabled antivirus.
3. Disabled Windows Firewall
4. Disabled Windows defender
5. Edited hosts.ics file
6. Pulled out battery, SIm and MicroSD card from phone
7. Connected the phone to PC while pressing volume down+Power+Home buttons
8.Released Power button as the phone vibratedwhile still keeping the volume down+home buttons for a few seconds
9. Phone was connectd in download mode
10. Opened kdz updater, selected .kdz file already downloded and ran.
11. Waited till it crashed
12. Did what raul338 said here:
Format system, format data & data/media, format cache
wipe dalvik cache
flash rom
flash gapps
flash kernel (optional)
flash supersu
flash rootfixer
And Done!!
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