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How to Solve a Rubik's Cube (& Remember The Steps!) - Guide by @Tingman



Welcome to your first step to becoming a SPEED CUBER! This tutorial takes you through the full beginner's method and provides tips for memorising each step. Unlike other videos, this approach makes it really natural to move to intermediate & eventually advanced methods!

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KEY SEQUENCES

Easy Move: R U R' U'

- Placing edge into the left: U' L' U L U F U' F'

- Placing edge into the right: U R U' R' U' F' U F

- To make a yellow cross: F R U R' U' F' (or F Easy Move F')

- To make a yellow top: R U R' U R U2 R' ("Sune")

- To swap 2 top layer corners: R U R' U' R' F R2 U' R' U' R U R' F' ("T perm")

- To swap 3 top layer edges: R U' R U R U R U' R' U' R2 ("U perm")

 

SUMMARY OF EACH STEP

Step 1: Create the white cross, making sure each edge matches the correct colour of its respective side.

Step 2: Complete the white side by inserting the correct white corner pieces. Make sure the white corner is above the place it needs to go, and use the Easy Move (R U R' U'). Layer 1 is complete!

Step 3: Complete layer 2 by inserting the correct edge piece between the centres. Make sure the piece in the top layer is aligned with the same center colour, then use the "Placing edge" sequence above.

Step 4: Create a yellow cross on the top using the 6 move sequence - F, Easy Move, F'. Ignore the corner colours at the stage. If there's only a yellow center, doing the sequence will create the right angle shape. Align that to 9 o'clock, and the 6 moves will make it a horizontal line. Now when do the 6 moves, it'll become a cross!

Step 5: Make the top entirely yellow. The only sequence you need here is the "Sune" (R U R' U R U2 R'). If none of the corners are yellow upwards, just do the sune. If two corners are yellow upwards, make sure a yellow side is facing you on the front left, then do the sune. Finally when you get the fish, make its nose point towards your left, and 1 or 2 sunes will now complete the yellow top!

Step 6: Move all the corners into their correct positions, with respect to their side. The "T Perm" sequence will always swap the two corners on the right. You'll need to use it 1 or 2 times.

Step 7: Move the edges into their correct positions. The "U Perm" I teach will always swap the left, front and right edges in a clockwise direction. You may have to do this up to 3 times to fix the cube.

Step 8: Shout hooray and superglue your cube so that it never gets scrambled again! Just kidding, mix it up again when you feel brave and keep getting better and better 😃

 

This tutorial was adapted from https://www.cubeskills.com/uploads/pd..., created by @Feliks Zemdegs.

0:00 YOU CAN DO THIS

1:03 Step 1 - White cross

1:58 Step 2 - White corners

3:38 Step 3 - 2nd layer edges

6:12 Step 4 - Yellow cross

7:39 Step 5 - Yellow top

10:22 Step 6 - Swap top corners

11:47 Step 7 - Swap top edges

13:19 Full example solve

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