# Solve the 4 by 4 rubiks cube ,Easy!

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.
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DoriNori72 months ago

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?

OriessusT3 months ago

What does the T mean. I am just learning how to solve the 4x4 rubik's cube

OriessusT3 months ago

it doesn't solve for edge parities. Pleas edit to help with that would help me a lot. Cool page though.

Does Not Compute6 years ago
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
6 months ago

ok. Scratch what i just said. It doesnt work and messed up the edges in the back of the top layer.

6 months ago

didn't work for me... :/ But at least it didnt mess up the entire cube!

alex sindledecker7 months ago

What does the forward slash mean on picture 1?

mutley17 months ago

What is meant when a letter in in italics? (ie slanted)

Iz D.2 years ago
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...
8 months ago

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.

chipperilla3 years ago
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?
dkp06295 years ago
BTW, on the second pic, which color is the front face?
the_burrito_master (author)  dkp06295 years ago
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.
dkp06295 years ago
Your steps for the second picture doesnt work, are you sure it is correct?
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.
5 years ago
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
6 years ago
my record was 40 sec. my record now in the last week is 55 sec.
6 years ago
correction, 1 min, 10 sec. that's really frustrating for me...
6 years ago
W00T 1 minute 30 seconds for me!!! I am by no means a speedcuber, but I do ok for myself!!!
6 years ago
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
5 years ago
Bet I could beat you... Me and you- cubeoff Between Spanish and Biology. after Christmas break. :P :D
5 years ago
Wait tanman- did you fix yours? I thought it was broken.
5 years ago
Oh never mind this was back in June and August. :P I want a mirror cube like you! that thing is wicked awesome!
5 years ago
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.
jez_145 years ago
all i can say is... SO AMAZING!!!!
traxxasman6 years ago
ait culd also be red white blue in clockwise order on a reg rubik's cube
J-Five6 years ago
Looks like fun. I was able to solve the original one in like 7 minutes.
the_burrito_master (author)  J-Five6 years ago
yeah it is. i can solve the 3 by 3 on average 2 minutes some times like 1 minute and 10 seconds.
Does Not Compute6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
How much differently can you solve it? i just solve it like a 3 by 3.
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
cool sounds very foreign to me.
6 years ago
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
6 years ago
yeah that avoids the special moves right? I heard of that I tried i once but failed. (with out knowing what to do)
The Jamalam6 years ago
Nice just 1 question. WHERE DO YOU GET THESE!
the_burrito_master (author)  The Jamalam6 years ago
Ebay, Amazon ,Kmart Wall mart almost most anywhere. I also have a 5 by 5 and I solved it 4 times now.
6 years ago
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.
6 years ago
Oh man I was going to do the 5 by 5 instructable. :( yeah me too I love how I can solve it almost faster than the 4 by 4. I have a little trouble with the centers sometimes. pssst... I don't know the special moves for the 4by 4 I just pop out the peaces wen I get them and don't want to look them up.
6 years ago
Although my 4x4 solution is different, I'm guessing your method in 5x5 is the same as the 4x4? I got mine at christmas, and I'm already down to 7 minutes. Thats using beginner method for the 3x3 style solve. By the way, learning the moves is more impressive than popping out centers. Eastsheen is good for speed, but rubiks is good for quality and low light. What program is that rendered in? My instructable only used 1 virtual cube photo, and it has a photo of me solving it. It'll be up by the end of the day, I think.
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