# Solve a Rubik's Cube! (Improved!)

Are you ready to impress your friends and look like a genius? Using an improved method based off the one supplied by the Rubik's company, you'll soon be solving the cube in under 30 seconds!

The only material you need for this instructable is your Rubik's Cube- so let's go! NOTE: You can view this instructable here, or download the abridged version as a one page .pdf

Use the picture as a guide- ULF would mean turn the Upper layer clockwise, then the Left layer clockwise, then the Front layer clockwise, whereas UL'F would mean turn the Upper layer clockwise, then the Left layer counter-clockwise, and the Front layer clockwise.
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## Step 1: The Cross

Orient your cube with the white side on the top, and attempt to make a plus (+) sign with white pieces.

Now look at the edge pieces that make up your cross. Align all of them with the correct color of center piece that they touch. (This step is mostly intuitive, but might require flipping the F, R, L, or B layer twice to get the piece to B)

## Step 2: Solving the Edges

See the piece between the Red and Green center pieces in the picture below? It's in the wrong place. Orient the cube with the White cross on the bottom, and find a piece in the U layer that doesn't have yellow on it. Turn the U layer until that piece is matched with the center piece that matches its color on the U layer.

From there, orient the cube with those pieces in F. Perform the algorithm L'UL to get the piece in place. Repeat this step only twice more with other pieces.
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mrmuffin2 years ago
one time i had a rubix cube in my hand and then i closed my eyes for like 10 seconds and just twisted the rubix any which way and i solved it creepy huh!
4 months ago

Rubik*

prajeev13 years ago
I can solve in 1:42 sec, but i want to solve it in 1 minute. Please help how to do..
winzer5 years ago
3 years ago
Your best option for a somewhat intermediate method would be 2 look OLL, so, the first thing you would need to do is go to rubik's dot com and see the standard method, then go to www.blueknightcubing.com and look at the OLL sune algorithms, memorizing all of them. I can solve it in about 42 seconds now.
3 years ago
Finger tricks...I can solve it in 42 seconds.
Bluepikachu73 years ago
Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that I can solve a 10X10X10 rubiks cube in under an hour.
GorillazMiko7 years ago
cool, easier than the other ones. but still hard.
eLeet (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Thanks :) I tried to keep it simple, but fast and efficient at the same time- so you can learn it as a first method, and use the same method to compete with :)
3 years ago
I can solve it in 42 seconds, using a different method...I can't do this one that fast, around 1:20.
J-Five6 years ago
A few years ago I could solve one in 4 to 5 minutes.
3 years ago
i can solve one in 3 minutes. i could do it faster but the cube locks up a lot
3 years ago
NOW THAT'S IMPRESSIVE!!!
3 years ago
I can solve it in 42 seconds.
6 years ago
this year I can solve one in 50 seconds, my teacher bet i couldn't but i won and got free food!
4 years ago
i ould it faster with spray paint
6 years ago
1 min 50
5 years ago
My solve time is 3:20.31 minutes.
5 years ago
Quite Impressive. I believe I seen on the instructables.com on how to make blind man's Rubiks cube. Now that sounds like fun!!
5 years ago
LOL, free food? XD
Bluepikachu73 years ago
I can solve it in 45 seconds, but I want to be an expert who can solve it in less than 30, like you said. I don't understand step 3, I need a visual for it. Please post a video.
3 years ago
i can do it in 49 seconds :D
3 years ago
Oh? Keep getting better. I've actually gotten even better and am hoping to get less than 40 seconds soon. My record is 42 seconds. I want to be able to solve it faster than the world record guy and I don't think that's really ever gonna happen.
winzer5 years ago
.......'i solved my rubik's cube in 1 minute and 6 seconds......is it good enough...?
3 years ago
NO
bballbowler6 years ago
Ok, my cube has 3 of 4 edge pieces in place and all the white edge pieces. I put the yellow layer on U and find a white corner piece on U, but how am I supposed to align it with a mismatched edge piece? I'm a little confused from that point.
eLeet (author)  bballbowler6 years ago
Ahh- good question :) Remember how you have 3 of the 4 edge pieces correctly placed? You want to find where the final edge piece WOULD go, and align the white corner piece above it. Does that make sense? If not, I'll try to explain it better, or post pics/video :)
3 years ago
Yes! I need you, eLeet to post a video and show us exactly how to do this, because I don't get it at all, I got stuck on step 3!
bears03 years ago
i can do it in a 1:20
J-Five4 years ago

An easy way to solve one requires a can of spray paint.

3 years ago
no, six cans
3 years ago
Or just spray paint it one color.
3 years ago
Yeah, That's what I meant.
Breezeonhold4 years ago
1 30 But i use a diff method. kind of like this though
seng5 years ago
how you can solve a cube w/ a blind fold???
4 years ago
workinprogress375 years ago
Nice tutorial!
joshuaat76 years ago