To Everyone: After this step are all 4 sides and the top going to be crossed or just the top and the four sides just have the two like the picture shown. I’m Miklós from Hungary. If your cube doesn’t match any of the three starting positions shown below you may need to move some pieces around to get there. Now, to memorize it…. Then, do the sequence below 1X, 2X or 3X or UNTIL it is in the correct position. The first step is to form a cross on the top face of the cube. Orienting the pieces properly will fix it easily. I encountered problems at first as well because I wasn’t sure if the color of the tile at the bottom of “T” (top surface of the cube in the picture) mattered. I would love to help again. Each color needs to be at the right place, and here is where you need a little practice to arrange everything correctly. I finally solved the cube! I am stuck every time I go to put the last square on top I simply knock another off. If you still need some help with the symbol representing the Rubik's cube faces, please visit the page on the universe of the Rubik's cube. I can’t seem to be able to make the T shape. Then apply R2 again to get to the original configuration (demo). I don’t get how I’m supposed to get from the top before picture to the middle before picture? Just doing this step once most likely won’t be enough. For having ‘T’, adjust a green side such that each vertical side color should be equal to the color of the center piece. the middle layer means turn two sides down next to each other and get the down one back up. I did this step once and it worked, but the next time I was trying to do this step it wouldn’t work. The new Rubik's Speed Cube is engineered for speed to help you achieve faster times. This penultimate step consists on putting the corners into their right position, without paying attention to their orientation.So, we have to clearly know what it means that a corner is in its right position in a Rubik’s Cube: I was able to figure out the first two, but this third one really messed me up. It’s legal; you won’t mess anything up. i have 2 of the blue pieces in the right places but the other two are switched what in the world do i do? I think he is brilliant man who has created this amusing cube. All of these rotations are only done once? Why, This may be tricky to follow but with my Rubik Cube I solved this in under 1 min by memorizing it and right now i am at 45 sec i think. 0 OR 0, if your not getting that keep trying make sure your looking at the right side of the rubix cube, if your doing it on the wrong side or twisting in the wrong direction it won’t turn out right. Now all is prepared for the move. ;P. i should follow the column? It's also a very good idea to always do a specific color first, since you will remember which colors are adjacent, which speeds things up. Apply B U B′ U B U B′ U2 (, To rotate a piece clockwise, apply L D2 L′ F′ D2 F (, To rotate a piece counter-clockwise, apply F′ D2 F L D2 L′ (. There are two basic parts to this step, as follows: The goal of the whole step is to solve all of the 5 remaining edge pieces. Thus, apply F′ U2 F (demo). Now the orange, and finally the white. I have two orange corners at opposite ends. help!! You know you are starting with a very specific scenario in which all the things are in a fixed position. I can only get this to work for two sides at a time. Help! If you combine two clockwise or counter-clockwise rotations, the rest of your cube will be compromised. Can anyone help me out? Or just having a green in center of top side is enough? Hello to everyone here. The middle layer edge pieces will all be positioned in this step, except for the FR one. If its not working and you keep the same piece in the same spot its becuase youve taken the cube apart in the past and didnt put it back together properly. There aren't any comments yet. How do you get the “before’ picture? In fact, there is no need to return the edge pieces to the correct spots in between repetitions of this move. It's even possible to learn it in one day.So let's start: Note that in some cases the piece may already be in the correct location, but oriented incorrectly. Finished the rubik’s cube! If anyone here has completed step one, please help me out!!! It is not completely known how to ﬁnd the minimum distance between two arrangements of the cube. I get it now, the Before on the left is the pattern you start with and then you follow the steps to the right to get a piece of the cross. In this step, you will move the top corners so that they are in the correct places. And yes, random guy possibly below me, I have also completed the cube on this one step. Choose the picture that matches your scenario and follow the steps. Try reversing the direction and order of the steps for the corner you’re stuck on. There is an other chance. I have a problem with the first step: after completing the third line of the first step I’m not getting the “AFTER” ones solution sshown in the AFTER column. It's even possible to learn it in one day.So let's start: ), whenever i do the move the blue piece wont go anywhere. And now, you can learn and compete … It took Erno Rubik (the inventor of the Rubik’s Cube) one month to learn how to do a Rubik’s Cube. After doing this, the top pieces will all be in the correct order but will need to be rotated around the cube until they are on their correct sides. If the white and yellow sides are correct but not the red and orange then face the white towards you and do : right down, top right, right up, top right, right down, top right, top right, right up, right up, top left, right down, top left, right up, top left, top left, right down, top left. So in the example below, I would first get the red/green block in the correct spot (as shown in the “after” picture) then do the yellow piece, then blue, then white. 2.the side panel (on the right) will be the color your working with, and I figured out a better result, (the panel on the left) I fount that if you do the opposite you get the cross like pattern ex. The basic strategy is to move the "empty" corner piece to DRB and the corner piece to be moved to UFL. Once in that position, your Rubik’s Cube may look like any one of the three pictures on the right. Link to Step 7:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q195SqHiWoUThis step we will arrange the top corners so that they are in the correct positions. This site helped me a lot! I am stuck on this step, I can get the bottom 2 rows on the yellow side but when I try the first step to get the red it just screws up my yellow…can anyone help? I keep doing that step, and correctly, but all four sides just wont get the middle piece. It is the edge piece with a one color on the U face and another color on the L face. So, some of the following moves are needed (be sure to do those in the first step first): There should now be a white cross formed on the top of the cube. So when I do it in reverse it messes everything up. It’s at times like this i wish i were einstein….. Yeah i have a problem, but i’m pretty close to the final result of this step. It‘s okay to have a blue piece in the front right position as well, but the key is to make sure that there is a blue piece on that front left side. Centers don’t move. What do I do next? I have the same problem, when im trying to make the last middle blue cube to go on the bottom it wont go and just stays in the same place. Do you start with the last step and do each step as shown? Could someone please further explain how one goes about doing one of these moves in “reverse” ?? Move to the next step. So how do I get it to look like that in the first place?? After completing the green, red, green, red combination as shown in the picture two, I don’t understanding what to do? Do this step to all four corner pieces. The piece that is referred to depends on the orientation of the cube, which is why most solutions tell you to keep the cube with a certain color on top and a certain color in front (looking at the center sticker, since that one never moves). Luckily, after these steps it takes very little effort to solve the rest of the cube, so please be patient on steps one and two. If you want to rotate F clockwise and R counter-clockwise, do F R′, etc. That might be the biggest mistake people were making. For those having trouble: If your cube looks like the top cube, then ONLY follow the first two lines of moves. Now, apply U until the piece to be moved is in the UF or UR (depending on the previous move) location, and then F or R′, to get it back to normal. Notation used in this book for six faces: How to read cubie positions: a cubbie is either a corner or an edge piece. There are four possibilities. 479001600. How to fix the Rubik’s Cube. You all have good questions and I will try to answer them. Orange is the R center. If you started with white, these pieces will be colored white-red, white-orange, white-blue and white-green (using a Rubik's brand cube). How to Solve the Rubik's Cube in Seven Steps. Also, the move for this step merely swaps three of the corner pieces in a counter-clockwise fashion, namely the front-right to the back-right to the back-left and to the front-right again. The cube should be scrambled. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world, Solve first three remaining edge pieces (UF, UL, UB), https://en.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=How_to_Solve_the_Rubik%27s_Cube/Beginner&oldid=3744812. This might sound stupid.. What do you mean by ‘adjacent sides’? they should have two boxes touching just the same. The pieces are in the correct locations, but incorrectly oriented. Three of my blue pieces fit together, but the last one won’t work. All right reserved. Take for example the first of the three rows, try to get your piece(green) to the position in the bottom layer as depicted in the diagram, then do the 4 moves in row 1 as shown. Apply B U′ B′ U R′ U R U′ (, Both edge pieces (BR and UR) have the same color on the R side of the piece, which is the same color as the R center. The reason that only three and not four will be put into place is that this method uses a "working space" which greatly simplifies the later steps. The URF piece is a corner (it has three colors), and it has a color on the U, R and F faces. You must do this on four sides in order to make a cross like the “after” picture below. Then, refer to the pictures below to solve. NOW turn the cube as instructed and look closely. In this step, it is important to remember that the very center piece of each side of the cube doesn’t move, making it that side’s respective color. What does all for sides mean if a cube has 6 sides? I’m following every step and it’s not working. What do you mean exactly by, “when you have two adjacent sides in correct place”? After placing the piece in the top layer, you can turn the U face until all correctly placed edges connect to their centers (, If the white is on the D face, simply rotate D (or D′) until the piece is directly underneath its center, and apply F2 (assuming the piece is at the FD position) to put it in the correct location (, If the other color is on the D face (the flipped version of the previous state), keep the piece in the F layer. I have the entire top side green but no T’s. I still haven’t done it after 20 goes. The other two sides should be back to front. After sharing the video, many people asked where this… What if only 2 of the side arms line up correctly? can I get some help? I keep on doing this, but it never turns out how the picture shows :[, when it says , the middle layer turns, does it mean that the layers next to it turn upward? This means that if you rotate the entire cube, the corners will rotate in different directions. what happens next? Then do R or B′ (to undo the first part of this move). For the last “starting picture” example, do I read the diagrams straight across or diagonally? How many times do you spin it to get the right picture? Help? SO SIMPLE, What do I do if one of the pieces is reversed, i can get the two rows of all the same colour apart from one on the red and one on the yellow. I can’t even get the starting picture Love this site…I did it..!! I seem to be having the same problems. After sharing the video, many people asked where this… Orient the cube so that the white center piece is on top. Yep, me, too. However I do not have any T’s to speak of… Please help with getting the T’s please. Here is an example: Yellow is the F center. Then, as suggested by Barney, I believe, I kept doing it some more. Corner pieces must be rotated in pairs – one clockwise and one counter-clockwise. There are two ways to do this depending on which side the “T” is on when you’re looking at the cube. The Rubik's Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik.Originally called the Magic Cube, the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toy Corp. in 1980 via businessman Tibor Laczi and Seven Towns founder Tom Kremer. to me, i find it confusing. Also note that it is satisfactory to rotate the U face before the move so that a particular corner piece can be moved into the UFL position so that it can be worked on. Well, i could decipher this to an extent. Make sure that the order of the edges in the top layer will still be correct. The moves in the first two steps are really quite intuitive. Ok, I understand the steps, but my cube isnt set up to look like that. Understanding how it works seems to me much more interesting then memorizing these steps. i.e. Why is this? My underside is green and the two oranges sit on the blue side…. There are white, blue, green, yellow, red and orange. It’s easier when you know what happens: I just reviewed this step and it seems to work fine for me. What shall I do? – This doesn’t seem to apply, or not in every case. If the two remaining corner pieces are diametrically opposed (e.g., at UFL and DRB), then apply R2 (in this case) to bring both of them onto the U slice. I’m getting every block except for the corner one! I have been cubing for almost two years now. Admin please publish that one also.. OK, here is my problem. The corner piece in question is in the right spot but incorrectly rotated. The key is to rotate the top alot. In the example below we bring the red/green piece to match with the red and green sides. In other words, with the DRF corner "empty" and the offending piece in the FR spot, apply F′ U′ F U R U′ R′ (demo). This step should work very easily, and if it doesn’t, use that thing inside your head (the name beats me at this current time…) to work out just this one step, because it is REALLY easy…. Simply realize how the pieces go with respect to one another, and then finally align them, when all three (UF, UL, UB) are done. Do I have to make the “T” that’s showin in yellow and red in the picture? what do you mean repeat this step for all four sides?What about the other 2? There are 3 main segments of the Rubik’s cube. Now, turn the top layer of the cube to match either of the “before” pictures below. and I’m stuck with one square within the T’s, I have none of the starting positions in this step? I had the same issue and this worked for me. Thanks, ok so I have a white and orange side facing the same way as the red and yellow and vice versa. What does it mean by “do one of the steps below in reverse” how do i do a step in reverse? There are 6 center pieces of the Rubik’s cube. The only middle layer edge piece that is not to be positioned is the one right above the corner piece that was not positioned correctly in step 2. You all have good questions and I will try to answer them. Just keep repeating the same movement again and again until u get it right! its really confusing! Here, we have designed a few simple steps for you. There are 8! thankszzzzz ssOOOOOOo much!!!!!!!!!! It is not completely known how to ﬁnd the minimum distance between two arrangements of the cube. Apply U′ R′ U′ R U′ R′ U′ R U′ (, The other case (the UR piece has the R color on its U side, and B color on its R side, and the BR piece has the U color on its R side, and the R color on its B side). What if i can’t match one of the before pics? You have now made it to the seventh and final step – rotating the corner pieces so that they are on the correct sides of the cube. The new Rubik's Speed Cube is engineered for speed to help you achieve faster times. My name is Paul – leave a note for me if this helped. But i still don’t get how you get those yellow and red pieces there? You may have to repeat the step a few times until there is a cross. if the last step messes the whole thing do it in reverse , I have finished it. The Yellow-Orange edge piece is to be positioned, to the FR position. Make sure you are looking at the correct starting picture. does the cube have to be set that way in the first picture? Rotate the cube a quarter turn counter-clockwise.) Do I keep Green on top and rotate the whole cube around the Green-Blue axis (Green on top and Blue on ther bottom, and bring the next side (Yellow) to where the Red was and Orange to where the Yellow was and keep repeating this for all sides? The Rubik's cube isn't an impossible puzzle and it can be solved by everyone.You might have scrambled and are looking for a solution (That's why you came here in the first place).Even Ernol Rubik's ,the creator of the puzzle learnt the solution after 1 month so if you are unable to solve it yourself then it's no big problem.. These steps are very easy to understand. help would be appreciated. If the piece is now put back in the cube in a different position or orientation, the cube will now be impossible to solve. I’m having the same problem. A right-handed person would probably do the "R′ D2 R …" move, without thinking about it. HELP. There are 43 quintillion potential ways to arrange the squares but only one solution. Do you start with the first step and do each step backwards? Very vague on how to do this first part… You should let everyone know that you must start with the blue side (then orange, green, red) and re-orientate it accordingly. Maybe looking at standard notation may help, The top algorithm is: U’ F’ U F U R U’ R’, and the bottom algotrithm is: U R U’ R’ U’ F’ U F. The top is green but not in 1 spot and that final green one is not on the bottom row, but on the top one DIRECTLY under the spot it needs to go. I tried this move a few times, and it has worked almost completely, but it always leaves the bottom left square different on all sides. look at the top diagram on the left, instead of having the green showing with the respective color underneath have the respective color showing with green underneath so your cubes starting position should be green on top, respective color right panel, respective color with green underneath. Some people started thinking about how to complete the Rubik’s Cube back in the 80’s, and in 40 years have got little further than one side. How do I do this? This penultimate step consists on putting the corners into their right position, without paying attention to their orientation.So, we have to clearly know what it means that a corner is in its right position in a Rubik’s Cube: We have already solved to position all the Rubik’s Cube pieces except for the corners of the last layer. Thank you. Like white. This step, along with the next step, are the most difficult to teach because there are so many possible starting situations. https://ruwix.com/the-rubiks-cube/how-to-solve-the-rubiks-cube If you get all the middle row except one cube, do one rotation for either of that side and it should get you back to the last upside down “T” you need. so none of the 3 options given apply.. is there anyway to get the green on the bottom or would that just mess everything up? But experts agree that this is the best way. After I do these steps I have the green side completed but the red and yellow don’t make that T shape. I don’t get what it means for “red under” when it’s on the right? The aim is to get the correct pieces in the UL, UB, UR and UF locations. By now, it will be possible to think how the edge pieces are located relative to one another, which should speed things up. How to Solve a 2x2 Rubik’s Cube fast? Or do I just keep trying this step until my cube looks like the picture? This is the only step that requires any actual memorization. This will make an upside down “T” with one color. (HINT: when performing this step, keep in mind that the front left piece will not move.). After only a few repetitions, they will be simple and that's what you do. And does the green middle have to be on top an the red middle be on the right? Okay after many times doing this step I got the top to be all full yet the sides were not. I have learned that on this step, the corners will always rotate counter-clockwise if they are on the left, and clockwise if they are on the right. My cube has green on top and yellow on the bottom. This method can be very time-consuming, however, so planning ahead while solving the rest of the cube is preferred – that is, match the side center faces to the top edges, and hope the bottom turns out correctly. The face with the blue center will ultimately be blue when the cube is solved. It’s wonderful! For this step, if anyone is having problems with it…. I had been able to solve the Rubik’s cube before I bought these three ones, but at that time my record (3x3x3 ) was 1 minute … Then, do the sequence. Rubik's Cube won the 1980 German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle. Am I doing something wrong or should not be following the step exactly or something? Works fine here. I have it now. (For example, the FL piece is to be put in place. This will help you understand the mechanics of the Cube and more quickly solve it. See ya! If the pieces didn't get where they belong do the algorithm one more time. I get going pretty well, with white on the bottom and yellow on the top, however I get to a point in this step when all the edges on the side are yellow, and I don’t know how to fix it. Wouldn’t it be easier on the last possibility to rotate the right face twice? There are 12 edges in a Rubik’s Cube. :Green top center,red right center,green front bottom middle,red under bottom green. Now, If the white side is on the R face, apply R′ D′ R D R′ D′ R (, If the white side is on the F face, apply F D F′ D′ F D F′ (. Explain to onlookers that it takes several minutes to take a rubik’s cube apart and put it back together again, but the world record for doing it the ‘proper’ way is about 20 seconds, so there’s no motivation to cheat! I have 2 Ts done and the other 2 are just missing one spot. A useful tip is that, when you have two adjacent sides in the correct place, rotate the cube in your hands so that those two sides are in the back right and front right positions, then repeat this move once more. Yes – I don’t think this works either. In the end though if you can’t seem to get it… try buying a coloring book. Before you start playing Rubik's Cube, identify the different pieces of it. When you say one of the moves in reverse, does that mean do one of the steps backwards, or do you mean to do the opposite of every step? 1. How do I get the cube like the very first picture? There are several different sized Rubik's Cube games. I figured out how to solve the Rubik's cube by myself, and I can tell you from my experience that I found it much more rewarding than by looking up the solution in some book or at www.rubik.com, where a nice graphical how-to is provided. On the sides, i’ve completeted 3 out of the 4 T’s. Here's an explicit example – the UFL piece needs rotating counter-clockwise, and the UFR piece needs rotating clockwise. What does repeating this step for all four sides mean? In order to fix the cube, you need to take out the pieces that are not properly in place and put them back so that the cube is fully solved. I just can’t get past this step. I can complete one side of the cube, i.e. What do I do if only one of the corner pieces are out? How do i do that? This page was last edited on 4 October 2020, at 14:16. The “before” picture cannot be matched by simply turning the top layer of the cube. If all 4 corners are in the right place you can … Organize the Middle Area Complete the Yellow Face and Finish the Puzzle You’ll even discover illuminating, full-color pictures for fully grasping Rubik’s cube terms and strategies! See all steps Step 6: Position yellow corners . The “Hint” does not make sense to me. However, when actually trying to solve the cube quickly, instead of applying U′ in the previous move, look to find the next edge piece that is required to put in the right location. The cube will be in one of three states: No yellow edge panels on the yellow face; Two yellow edge panels on the yellow face directly opposite each other; Two yellow edge panels on the yellow face adjacent to each other; You will never have just a single yellow edge panel on the yellow face. how does the last step help you solve for the “after” picture? There is a tremendous amount of freedom in this sequence of moves. This algorithm works. Rubik’s Speed features a stronger core and has a mechanism designed to … Then rotate U the desired amount. Arrange the cube so the side facing up has a cross made from white cubes with the … It says do a step in the reberse order. A move (L D2 L′) is used to swap the two corners (as well as temporarily jumble up the cube). The cube will be in one of three states: No yellow edge panels on the yellow face; Two yellow edge panels on the yellow face directly opposite each other; Two yellow edge panels on the yellow face adjacent to each other; You will never have just a single yellow edge panel on the yellow face. It’s annoying because sometimes you have to do it fifty times. This only works a little. I do the first three steps but my red and green aren’t opposite… They Are in order so I can’t follow the steps…, You need to do each step four times in the 1 step, what if the red one is not under the green one. So now one side should be done, except for one corner piece. and + how would you get to there when you are 2 cubies away from getting the green one. I am also having the “T” problem. The D face has already been rotated so that the DRF location does not contain a white corner piece. There are several ways in which you can solve a Rubik's cube. I got it working just fine people. it stays in the same place every time…i have 3 of the blue pieces at the top but i cant get the last one…, I can readily get 3 stations of the cross together (call it top and sides), but the last one will never fall into place.