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How to Solve "The Cube" + Tips and Tricks For the Rubik's Cube

Step 3: Getting A Cross On the First Layer

Picture of Getting A Cross On the First Layer
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First begin by getting a cross on the top. (I prefer using the while as top.) Here are some examples of piece placements and the fastest ways of putting them into place. When you get the cross you must put the edges in correctly.

You by no means need to memorize all these cases. They are just here to help people who have no idea what they are doing.

Example 1
Front: Counter Clockwise

Example 2
Right: Down
Bottom: Clockwise
Right: Up
Front: 2 times

Example 3
Bottom: Clockwise
Front: 2 Times

Example 4

Middle: Clockwise
Bottom: Counter Clockwise
Middle: Counter Clockwise
Bottom: Clockwise
Middle: Down
Bottom: Counter Clockwise
Middle: Up
Bottom: Clockwise
Middle: Clockwise
Bottom: Clockwise
Middle: Counter Clockwise

Example 5
Top: 2 Times

Example 6
Front: 2 Times
Bottom: Clockwise
Left: Up
Front: Clockwise
Left: Down

Example 7
Middle: 2 Times
Bottom: 2 Times
Middle: 2 Times


 
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