## Introduction: How to Solve a 4 by 4 by 4 Rubik's Cube

here you'll learn how to solve a 4 by 4 by 4 rubik's cube. Before the start I wantedto say that I'm german, so if I made any spellingmistakes please tell me. I also wanted to say, that I invented all the movments at my one exept of the movment of the spetiel case.

## Step 1: Before You Begin

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.

## Step 2: Scramble

## Step 3: First Color Centers

In this first step you'll make the center of the fist color.

The algorythmus of the first pic is:

Ff d f'

The algorythmus of the second pic is :

Rr' d' r

The algorythmus of the third pic is:

r' d2 r d Rr' d' r

## Step 4: The "cross"

Now you'll make a "cross". You'll find every movement on the picsw.

The algorythmus of the first pic is:

d' R' d R

The algorythmus of the second pic is:

u R u2 R'

The algorythmus of the third pic is:

u L' u' L

The algorythmus of the fourth pic is:

d' R d2 R'

The algorythmus of the fifth pic is:

F' u F

The algorythmus of the sixth pic is:

F' d F D l D' l' F d' F'

The algorythmus of the seventh pic is:

F' u' F

The algorythmus of the eighth pic is:

F d' F' D' r' D r F' d F

## Step 5: Finishing the First Layer

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 6: The Center Pieces of the Second Layer

It's finally time fore the center pieces of the second layer. You'll find all movments on the pics.

The algorythmus of the first pic is:

d2 F L d F' d' F d F' d' F L' F'

The algorythmus for the secod pic is:

d2 F L d F' d' F L' F'

The algorythmus for the third pic is:

Uu d F' L' d' F d F' d' F d F' L F Uu'

The algorythmus for the fourth pic is:

Uu d F' L' d' F d F' L F Uu'

## Step 7: Completing the Second Layer

Now you'll complete 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

The algorythmus for the fird pic is:

L' D' L D F D F' D L' D' F D F D F'

## Step 8: Center Pieces of the Third Layer

Now you'll make the centers of the third layer.

The algorythmus ofthe first pic is:

l' U2 l U l' U l

The algorythmus of the second pic is:

r U2 r' U' r U' r'

## Step 9: Finishing the Third Layer

You'll finish the third layer.

The algorythmus for the first pic is:

U' F Rr U F' U' F Rr' F'

The algorythmus for the second pic is:

Uu d' F' Ll' D' F D F' Ll F

## Step 10: Switching Corners

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 11: Turning Corners

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 12: Putting the Edgepieces in the Right Space

Now comes the most complecated step. You'll have to put the edgepieces into the right posisson. You'll have to make first edgepiecepairs with opposit colors. You'll have to switch edgepairs to switch the edges correctly. You'll find everything on the pics.

The algorythmus for the first pic is:

r U2 l' U2 l U2 r' U2 l' U2 l U2

The algorythmus for the second pic is:

l' r U' l r' U2 l' r U' l r'

## Step 13: Tilting the Edgepairs

You're finally at the last step! Its time to tilt the edgepairs.

The algorythmus is:

R u' d R2 u2 d2 R U' R' u2 d2 R2 u d' R' U

## Step 14: Special Case

You'll sometimes have a special case, that only one edgepair has to be tilted.

The algorythmus is:

r2 B2 U2 l U2 r' U2 r U2 F2 r F2 l' B2 r2

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## 28 Comments

how long for the 3x3 ?

THIS SCRAMBLED MY CUBE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

first layer is common sense.

WHERE'S UP???????????????????????????

Read the imagenotes for the correction of the mistake i did.

I had talked you when I saw your algorithm of solving5*5 cube

I just want to know why you have written Ff in place of Uu in front layer of cube

Oh, that is a mistake in the immage, U and u should refer to the top two layers, thanks for noticing!

I am not getting the 6th step. how to do this ?

By using the algorythms described, if you don't know what Uu etc mean, check the intro ;)