Lear how to solve the 4 by 4 rubiks cube as easy as tying a shoe. just not as fast lol

you should already know how to solve the Rubik's 3 by 3 before learning to solve the 4 by 4 but if you don't that's ok it will just take a lot longer to grasp.

Step 1: terminoligy

this step will show you how i will refer to the cube and how to do the specific moves you must do to complete it.
Can someone please help me solve the problem showed in picture 3 of the special cases
<p>Besides the T/t instead of U/u in the terminology, you have B/b listed for both back and down, I think the bottom two layers should be D/d</p>
<p>Have you actually tried step 4? It doesn't seem to do what you say it does. Neither of the pieces ends up being moved.</p>
<p>The special moves are just wrong and will mess up your cube. You just have to resolve every time every website is wrong there is no sure fire algorithm to flip edges in some configurations. Every website lists a different way to solve flipped edges too. Just say outright that there's no shortcut next time.</p>
<p>you have to do it a few times</p>
<p>wow it worked</p>
<p>I'm trying to figure out the instructions! After all I am new to Rubik's cubes. A classmate named Eithen turned me to them. Can I get some more basic instructions?</p>
My pb is 50 seconds
<p>I solved a 3* 3 cube in just 18 second using f2l pll and oll</p>
My record for the original rubik cube is 1 minute 40 seconds. I brought it to school and I amaze everyone I see except for the kid in my first period class who can solve it too.
?????mine is 37 sec
Mine is 37 sec ?
my record <em>was</em> 40 sec. my record now in the last week <em>is</em> 55 sec.<br/>
correction, 1 min, 10 sec. that's really frustrating for me...
W00T 1 minute 30 seconds for me!!! I am by no means a speedcuber, but I do ok for myself!!!
Good job! Just keep working at it, and maybe look up more algorithms online and you'll see your speeds shoot up! Or should I say down? Lol. ;D
Mine is 48 seconds. Since I'm from an area where everyone is easily amused, I 'm already famous at my school for being able to solve it. The other day I was solving it and four teachers were just staring the whole time. <br />
Same to u ..when i solved the 5&times;5 cube in 1min 42 sec ..all were amazed even the teachers stared at me and congratulated me.?
Bet I could beat you... Me and you- cubeoff Between Spanish and Biology. after Christmas break. :P :D<br />
Wait tanman- did you fix yours? I thought it was broken.<br />
Oh never mind this was back in June and August. :P I want a mirror cube like you! that thing is wicked awesome!<br />
I have a record of 50, but my friend has one of 20. I can't believe it, but I saw him do it. He said his oll and pll were fail. : o<br />
<p>so wait, does a lowercase letter mean I turn just the inner side of the cube, or that I turn both the inner and outer sides at once?</p>
<p>What does the T mean. I am just learning how to solve the 4x4 rubik's cube</p>
<p>it doesn't solve for edge parities. Pleas edit to help with that would help me a lot. Cool page though.</p>
the_burrito_master: There is an easier algorithm than the first one you have in step 6. It's going to be on my 5x5 tutorial, but you need to put the two cubies you are going to switch on the same layer. Then, in your notation, it's: (Ll)' T2 (Ll)' T2 F2 (Ll)' F2 (Rr) T2 (Rr)' T2 (Ll)2 Official notation: (Ll)' U2 (Ll)' U2 F2 (Ll)' F2 (Rr) U2 (Rr)' U2 (Ll)2
<p>ok. Scratch what i just said. It doesnt work and messed up the edges in the back of the top layer.</p>
<p>didn't work for me... :/ But at least it didnt mess up the entire cube!</p>
<p>What does the forward slash mean on picture 1?</p>
<p>What is meant when a letter in in italics? (ie slanted)</p>
i have a question regarding notation. in your picture it shows B and b standing for the lower half slices, but usually B and b stand for the back slices. i am just wondering if you meant D and d for down...
<p>In a 3x3 cube, that is the case. But in a 4x4, an uppercase letter, like B, would mean the layer farthest to the back. A lowercase letter like b, would mean the second layer farthest to the back. I hope this helps.</p>
all of the steps i tried to follow and i am failing miserably. i can get the centers and the 8 complete centers. but i dont know what to do to solve the other middle edges without messing it up. what do i need to do?
BTW, on the second pic, which color is the front face?
It's yellow.... and it can be any color. I just chose that to be the front but you have to have the parts that need to be fixed in the exact spots they are in the pics.<br />
Your steps for the second picture doesnt work, are you sure it is correct?
all i can say is... SO AMAZING!!!!
ait culd also be red white blue in clockwise order on a reg rubik's cube
Looks like fun. I was able to solve the original one in like 7 minutes.
yeah it is. i can solve the 3 by 3 on average 2 minutes some times like 1 minute and 10 seconds.
Oh yea, I use a different technique than you do, so I might make that an instructable. You use the reduction method, and I don't know what my method is called.
How much differently can you solve it? i just solve it like a 3 by 3.
I start by getting a white center, then the yellow center. I then solve the white and yellow sides. After this, I solve the outer edges/wedges. After this, I have to just re align the center pieces. I then have it done, and it takes less time than doing the special moves. I only need to use the same algorithm to align all the centers. It's just how the alignment is, and I will make instructions this weekend.
cool sounds very foreign to me.
It was foreign to me when I got my cube, and it is somewhat effective. You can solve a frame then fill centers, or get opposite centers, and then fill in the remaining centers after everything is aligned on the edge. It's kind of wierd
yeah that avoids the special moves right? I heard of that I tried i once but failed. (with out knowing what to do)
Nice just 1 question. WHERE DO YOU GET THESE!
Ebay, Amazon ,Kmart Wall mart almost most anywhere. I also have a 5 by 5 and I solved it 4 times now.
5x5 is slightly easier than 4x4. I got my 4x4 last year, and two 5x5s this year. It takes about 10 minutes to solve the 5x5 (I just got one for christmas). I'm going to make a guide, using my Rubiks 5x5, and then use my Eastsheen for speed.

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