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This instructable will teach YOU how to solve a Rubik's cube!

I will also teach you algorithms that will enable you to make your cube "pretty", which will impress people!

Note: This is only ONE algorithm, although it is applicable to ANY "situation" that can be presented to you on the cube.

Materials:
1 Rubik's Cube
1 Good Memory (if you want to impress people)
1 Sack Load of Patience

Subnote: This method took me 3 days to master, and a week to perfect, working on it about 4 hours a day. I can now solve a cube in under X3X X2.4X 1.37 minutes. (Look Below)

 
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Step 1: Getting it all messed up! (use when necessary)

Picture of Getting it all messed up! (use when necessary)
Pretty much just scramble up the cube.

-Don't turn any one side more than twice in a row, then you're being inefficient.
-Don't turn two edge sides the same way, you could have just turned the middle section
-Don't turn only one or two faces, rotate the cube while scrambling to get a better scramble
-If you want the best scramble, scramble the middle rows and columns, that tends to make the solution take longer.

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groenewold25 days ago

Thanks for instructions!

I want my Rubik's Cube back from my brother! ;-)

It's harder than imagined

gpradeep6 months ago

lol , confusing but it helps..

boubaker6 months ago

Very good tutorial, just need to memorize the algorithms :)

SpringRobin7 months ago

Very interesting Instructible! Thanks for sharing.

bhassett11 year ago
This is response to @laofmoonster. (It won't let me reply to you so I need to make a new post.) The solution guide that I have been using is different as well: http://www.rubikssolver.com/ -- check step 5 specifically.
If you are still having trouble go to this website and put in your cubes coordinates then follow along as the computer solves it.
http://ruwix.com/online-rubiks-cube-solver-program/?scramble=0221222522366666666231333333512111111356555555444444444&x=1
WHICH PATTERN SHOULD I USE IN THE FINISHING TOUCH H OR FISH?PLEASE HELP ME.
This don't make sense you need to rethink your life.
adamye2 years ago
It's confusing... a video might make it easier to understand...
Aaqib12 years ago
The instructions for right should be D' R' D R D F D' F'
ramnath3 years ago
1yay i did it 23 seconds i solved it yaay almost in top
seriously how teach me i need to get it in under 1 min 30 seconds for school
2 look Fridrich... Google it
anicoletti2 years ago
I'm stuck. Anybody know if there's a way to solve this without breaking it apart?
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rnolan62 years ago
Took me a while but I got it. thanks!

This guy here has got to be the world's fastest in this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZF6ZB-jAGQ

take a look
majorson2 years ago
Really nice guide, had some trouble with step 8,
But managed to fully solve the Rubik's cube with this:


How to solve a Rubik's Cube Guide 

majorson.
gpearl2 years ago
this is actually not the perfect way solving cube .....the writer has just tried to modify the original and described in his own method ... once you leanr to solve it you will have your own million ways of solving it ...
kenz_benz3 years ago
nope. dont get it....this thing makes me feel stupid. i have no idea what they're talking about -_-
:P
jlower3 years ago
I learned how to solve a rubix cube here: http://howtosolvearubixcube.blogspot.com/ Loved the video tutorial :D
ScottNRC3 years ago
Struggled after step 8 - but managed to finally get there with some additional help from a video on the official Rubik's website though!:

http://www.rubiks.com/solving-center/

How some people do this in minutes is beyond me !
2chanjae3 years ago
Try to shuffle it after you do step 6.. I did it for 2weeks 2hours a day and finally could solve the cube...
2chanjae3 years ago
It's a bit confusing..
wolfarkas3 years ago
in the first picture, the arrows show you which algorithm you have to use. however, they are paired incorrectly.
wolfarkas3 years ago
I have a problem. all of my corners but two are in the correct spots facing the correct directions. these two are on non-consecutive corners. they are switched so that it looks like this:


what do i do?
rubix cube.jpg
why is the white square in the center of the blue? or did i mess up somewhere?
Haagenize3 years ago
I'm not sure if you guys noticed, but step 5 is wrong

I've been following the steps, and on step 5, when turning to the right, one of the steps is wrong, its actually
D'R'DRDFD'F' instead of D'R'DRDFDF'
Rock$tar3 years ago
ive been working a while on the rubik's cube also and i have gotten my time down to 50sec.im working on the 20 step process and going to go for the world record.
floryzzz4 years ago
 I solved it in 1Minute and 40 seconds
And scrambling go the fastet as u do Ri U 10 times
then twist the cube that way the cubes left is front
PS. 
And do it again
 Thanks so much, I am finding this more helpful than ANY tut. so far! Ill let you know if I finish it!
kate_27 kate_274 years ago
 I DID IT! Thanks Breezeonhold!
singabarat5 years ago
I dont get a thing out of this tutorial.its all mixed up and unsenseible.
cool moves you can fiind more here: http://rubix-cube.110mb.com/
HitmanSA5 years ago
what you say man is too complicated.i don't even understand the moves.what's the difference between R and R' what does this ' mean?
' means inverted R means right 90 degrees CLOCKWISE R' means right 90 degrees COUNTER-CLOCKWISE You're Welcome What directions are M and E. Is M up and E right
Rayn35 years ago
If the notation of the moves in confusing check out http://www.rubiks-cube-solution.com . It shows the moves with pictures and arrows. I love this Instructable though.
suzukisuv5 years ago
I hope this will help me, i will train hard. I have see guy doing rubic cube on youtube with hes feet in 20 seconds. Is that possible.
all he did was get the finished rubixs cube and messed it up with his feet and reversed the video
vikings845 years ago
To get this look, just turn the two outside columns up twice and turn 1/4 turn clockwise and continue until you get the wonderful checkers! then, just do the opposite to solve it... outside two columns turned down twice, 1/4 turn COUNTER-clockwise and continue until its solved! :)
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