Introduction: How to Solve a 3 by 3 by 3 Rubik's Cube

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This is a Instructable how to solve a 3 by 3 by 3 rubik's cube. All movments are self invented. And I wanted to say, that I'm german, so if you find any spellingmistakes please tell me.

Step 1: Before You Begin

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Before beginning you should know what the movments mean. If there are only the letters turn it clockwise, if there is the letter and ' turn counterclockwise. The directions "FC", "SC" and "UC" will come with arrows (→↓←t)

Step 2: Scramble

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Step 3: The "Cross"

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First you'll do a "cross".
The Algorythmus for the first pic is:
L F' L'
The Algorythmus for the second pic is:

Step 4: First Layer

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Now you will complete the first layer. You'll find everything on the pictures.
The Algorythmus for the first pic is:
F D F'
The Algorythmus for the second pic is:
L' D' L
The Algorythmus for the third pic is:
L' D2 L D L' D' L

Step 5: Second Layer

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Now you'll make the second layer!
The Algorythmus for the first pic is:
D' L' D' L D F D F'
The Algorythmus for the second pic is:
 D F D F' D' L' D' L

Step 6: Swap Corner Pieces

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Now it's time to swap cornerpieces. They don't have to be turned correctly, just swaped correctly.
The algorythmus is:
B U B' U' B' R B R'

Step 7: Turn Cornerpieces

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It's time to turn the cornerpieces. The algorythmus is:
L U' L' U L U' L' D L U L' U' L U L' D'

Step 8: Swap Edgepieces

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It's time to swap the edgepieces. As the cornerpieces it doesn't mind how theyare tilted, just the posision minds now. the algorythmus is:
UCt U' UC↓ U2 UCt U' UC↓

Step 9: Tilting Cornerpieces

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You're finally at the last step! It's time to tilt the cornerpieces. The algorythmus is:
R FC→ R2 FC2 R U' R' FC2 R2 FC← R' U

Now you're finnished!!!


The Knex Inventor (author)2016-07-24

Neat guide! I will have to try it out on my Rubik's Cube when I get a chance.

AthiyanS (author)2016-04-07


DamonJ2 (author)AthiyanS2016-04-11

Maybe this will be easier.
I hate the U, L, R thing's-Cube-%28Eas...

saminsa (author)2012-09-17

i have a question !!!
i can solve my cube 3*3*3 in maybe 50 sec
but i know a boy that he can solve it in 27 sec
i wanna learn a better way to solve my cube ... at least in 30 sec
can u help me?

SandeshC (author)saminsa2015-08-19

Use fedrich method...

Ash Ketchem (author)SandeshC2015-09-01

Very true sorunome knows much than you sandesh c

Sorunome (author)SandeshC2015-08-20

It is called "fridrich method", and there are several others, too, such as the "petrus method" or the "roux method"

Sorunome (author)saminsa2012-09-17

google for 'fridrich method', it allows you to solve in 10 seconds less if your good at it :D

Ash Ketchem made it! (author)2015-09-01


ratna.kumar.923 (author)2014-10-17


Sorunome (author)ratna.kumar.9232014-10-17

Haha, thanks for using this :)

k-n-e-x(leaved ibls) (author)2010-11-24

finaly i solved my cube!!

:) did you understood it good? (p.s. my record is 42 seconds!)


so it was helpful?



my record is 76 seconds!

hint: if you do the algorythms for switching corners, switching edges and turning corners the other way round they switch/turn the other way round!

53 seconds!

my record is still 42 seconds and I developed the tequnik at my one! :P

i'm gettin screwed up by the first layer that tooks me 25 seconds

I never measured that seperate...

i already now that

do you have more rubiks cubes than the normal one?

I have some more. They are all listed up in my about me zone


~KGB~ (author)2010-09-05


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