Step 5: Solve the Middle Layer

So now that you have the top layer done, you should be able to make a "small 'T'" on each side by simply turning the middle layer until the middle centerpiece of nColor matches up with its respective colored "side" of the top face.

Now, follow these steps:

1. Once you have that, rotate the bottom layer until it makes a "larger 'T'" with the "small 'T'"

2. Look under that piece to make sure that it isn't green (only in the case of solving for the blue side first. If you're solving for the yellow side, make sure it isn't white. If you're solving for the orange side, make sure it isn't red, and visa versa for all 3 cases)

3. Decide which way it has to go (to the left or to the right (according to the picture)) by seeing which color is on the bottom. (In the example, if the bottom red pieces' bottom was yellow, it would go right)

4. Follow the provided algorithm in order to move the piece, making sure that you're looking at the cube so that the "larger 'T'" faces you.
<p>I am having trouble acquiring a 'sackload of patience'.</p>
Did you peel the stickers off at some point between making these pictures? The green and orange sides switch in step two. I'm baffled as to how this happened other than peeling the stickers
I can solve it in 42 seconds and I use a diffrent method and in 10<br><br>
<p>so hard ;-;</p>
i need a personal trainer to help me
<p>I need help what should I do when I'm stuck in a Rubik cube</p>
<p>that didn't help</p>
<p>I still can't solve it...</p>
<p>Can anyone tell me what the quickest way is to flip the final red/blue cube of the middle layer, per the picture?..</p>
<p>This cube also enhances the efficiency of the brain and aids in solving mathematics.</p>
<p>Play Rubik's Puzzle iOS Game</p><p>https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rubiks-puzzle/id1022692354?mt=8</p>
interesting but hard for me
interesting but hard for me
<p>I don't know what to do still</p>
<p>I wrote a <a href="http://www.learnhowtosolvearubikscube.com/how-to-solve-a-rubiks-cube-solution-overview/" rel="nofollow">guide</a> too. Check it out. </p>
<p>Thanks for instructions!</p><p>I want my Rubik's Cube back from my brother! ;-)</p>
<p>It's harder than imagined</p>
<p>lol , confusing but it helps..</p>
<p>Very good tutorial, just need to memorize the algorithms :)</p>
<p>Very interesting Instructible! Thanks for sharing.</p>
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: <a href="http://rubikssolver.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.rubikssolver.com/</a> -- 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. <br>http://ruwix.com/online-rubiks-cube-solver-program/?scramble=0221222522366666666231333333512111111356555555444444444&amp;x=1
This don't make sense you need to rethink your life. <br>
It's confusing... a video might make it easier to understand...
The instructions for right should be D' R' D R D F D' F'
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
I'm stuck. Anybody know if there's a way to solve this without breaking it apart?
Took me a while but I got it. thanks!<br><br>This guy here has got to be the world's fastest in this video<br><br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZF6ZB-jAGQ<br><br>take a look
Really nice guide, had some trouble with step 8,<br> But managed to fully solve the Rubik's cube with this:<br> <br> <br> <a href="http://www.rubiksplace.com">How to solve a Rubik's Cube</a>&nbsp;Guide&nbsp;<br> <br> majorson.
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 ...
nope. dont get it....this thing makes me feel stupid. i have no idea what they're talking about -_-<br>:P
I learned how to solve a rubix cube here:&nbsp;<a href="http://howtosolvearubixcube.blogspot.com/">http://howtosolvearubixcube.blogspot.com/</a>&nbsp;Loved the video tutorial :D
Struggled after step 8 - but managed to finally get there with some additional help from a video on the official Rubik's website though!:<br> <br> <a href="http://www.rubiks.com/solving-center/">http://www.rubiks.com/solving-center/</a><br> <br> How some people do this in minutes is beyond me !
Try to shuffle it after you do step 6.. I did it for 2weeks 2hours a day and finally could solve the cube...
It's a bit confusing..
in the first picture, the arrows show you which algorithm you have to use. however, they are paired incorrectly.
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: <br><br><br>what do i do?
why is the white square in the center of the blue? or did i mess up somewhere?
I'm not sure if you guys noticed, but step 5 is wrong<br><br>I've been following the steps, and on step 5, when turning to the right, one of the steps is wrong, its actually <br>D'R'DRDFD'F' instead of D'R'DRDFDF'
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.
&nbsp;I solved it in 1Minute and 40 seconds<br /> And scrambling go the fastet as u do Ri U 10 times<br /> then twist the cube that way the cubes left is front
PS.&nbsp;<br /> And do it again

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