# How to solve a rubik's 2 by 2 by 2 cube

In this instructable you will learn how to solve a 2 by 2 by 2 Rubik’s cube.

Before I begin, please know that I am German, so if I have any spelling mistakes, please tell me. Also, please note that I developed these algorithms on my own.

## Step 1: Before beginning

Before beginning you should know what these codes mean. If there are only the letters turn it clockwise, if there is the letter and ' turn counterclockwise.

For example, U would mean to turn the upper layer clockwise, so to the left, and U' would mean to turn it counterclockwise, so to your right.

You always have to be imagining that you are looking right at that layer to determine weather to turn it clockwise or counterclockwise. For example, B might seem to be counterclockwise looking from the front but when looking at the back layer B will be clockwise.

SarahB144 months ago
Will do, thank you.
SarahB114 months ago

Thank you so much for the instructions! I am a native English speaker and I love editing, so I took the liberty of editing your instructions. Please feel free to copy and paste edited text below:

In this instructable you will learn how to
solve a 2 by 2 by 2 Rubik’s cube.

Before I begin, please know that I am German, so if I have any spelling mistakes,
please tell me. Also, please know that I developed these movements on my own.

Before beginning, you should know what the
movements mean. If there are only the letters turn it clockwise, but if there
is the letter and ' turn counterclockwise.

The first layer is so simple, that you should
get it on your own. Be careful that the corners even match when you look from
the side.

In this step you'll swap the corner pieces,
so that they are in the correct position. You'll swap them as shown in the
picture.

The algorithm is:

B U B' U' B' L B L'

Now the corner pieces should have the right position.

Now it's time to turn the corner pieces. You
always turn the lower left and the lower right one. Turn the left one counterclockwise
and the right one clockwise.
Here is the algorithm:
L U' L' U L U' L' D L U L' U' L U L' D'

Now you’ve done it! You solved the 2 by 2 by 2 Rubik’s cube!

Sorunome (author)  SarahB114 months ago

Thank you, glad you liked this instruction and thanks for the better wordings! Haha, can't believe it's been already like four and a half year since I wrote this instruction, my english improved quite some since then :)

4 months ago
You're welcome. I did not realize that it had been so long. I did not read the time stamp. I am studying German, so I try to be helpful to those who are learning English. I feel like those who are learning English are leaps and bounds ahead of me in my own foreign language studies.

A friend of mine recently purchased a 2x2x2 Rubik's cube, but the instructions are in picture form with Mandarin and a smattering of incorrect English. I found your instructions to be very easy to follow. I will share them with my friend soon.

I will learn German (my mother's side is German); Mandarin scares me a little bit though.
Sorunome (author)  SarahB144 months ago

Glad you found my instructions so helpful! Just let me know if you need any help :)

tech dawg3 years ago
this is cool
Sorunome (author)  tech dawg3 years ago
thanks! :D
M0HIZ3 years ago
Danke! Diese ist sehr gut und wirklich interessant!
Sorunome (author)  M0HIZ3 years ago
Danke gleichfals :)
i need to refind that program now so i can slove cubes i dont have :D
Sorunome (author)  knexsuperbuilderfreak4 years ago
LOL :D
i wished i had a 2x2x2 cube..
Sorunome (author)  k-n-e-x(leaved ibls)4 years ago
I wish also i had one....
4 years ago
dude..
you don't have one but still make instructions for how to solve it?????????//
Sorunome (author)  k-n-e-x(leaved ibls)4 years ago
yes, if you turn the 4x4x4 just in the centre it is like the 2x2x2... wish i had a 2x2x2...
4 years ago
i don't have the 4x4x4x4x4x4
Sorunome (author)  k-n-e-x(leaved ibls)4 years ago
lol, thats a 5-dimensional cube!!!! :D
4 years ago
i mean a 4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4x4 cube i solved it in 19 seconds by 3245 scramble moves =-D
Sorunome (author)  k-n-e-x(leaved ibls)4 years ago
LOL (that smiley looks stupit!!)
4 years ago
at least he's a smiley with a nose so he's cool
Sorunome (author)  k-n-e-x(leaved ibls)4 years ago
na, smileys without noses look cool!!
4 years ago
no
Sorunome (author)  k-n-e-x(leaved ibls)4 years ago
1100th comment!!!
4 years ago
you got my 700th
Sorunome (author)  k-n-e-x(leaved ibls)4 years ago
lol
4 years ago
lololol
Sorunome (author)  k-n-e-x(leaved ibls)4 years ago
LOL
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Sorunome (author)  osiris_x4 years ago
yeah. I don't even have one! :D
~KGB~5 years ago
where can you get these?
Sorunome (author)  ~KGB~5 years ago
ebay, amazon, ...
5 years ago
ok