How to Solve 2x2 Rubik's Cube

Introduction: How to Solve 2x2 Rubik's Cube

So, you want to know how to solve a 2x2, eh?

Well, if you follow these steps, you'll be there in no time! Let's get started

DISCLAIMER: My 2x2 happens to have black instead of white, don't let that get you confused :D

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Step 1: Starting Out

First, just scramble it up. I usually try to get it where each side has no matching colors next to eachother

Step 2: Getting the Black(white) Side

To get the black(white) side matched up. You have to take each piece that has black(white) and connect it with another piece that has the same color like it shows above.

Step 3: The Yellow Side

You'll most likely have one yellow cube on the top, if you don't skip to the third paragraph
--end of picture 1

Now line it up with its correct sides as it shows in picture 2
--end of picture 2

Then, you will use this algorithm: R, U, RI, U, R, U2, RI. Then organize the cube like you did above and keep using this algorithm until the top is all yellow.
--end of picture 3 and 4

Step 4: Fixing the Corners

Now, you will take a completed side like Picture 1. If your completed tiny cubes are diagonal from each other use this algorithm until they are next to each other: RI, F, RI, B2, R, FI, RI, B2, R2.

After they are matching, put the two matching sides to the back of the cube and do the same algorithm until you complete the cube :)

Step 5: Celebrate

Now what you want to do it take a really weird selfie, like the example my friend has given me.

Anyways, congrats. You solved the 2x2. Are you ready for the 3x3? Check my instructable on it!

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    4 Discussions


    3 years ago



    3 years ago

    often during my 1st solving without instruction, I found that I could use the 3x3x3 cube solving algorithms. It's fun, but I don't see the competitive side of it.


    4 years ago

    You can also flip the corners to help

    Thanks for sharing the tips, I have yet to solve a rubik's cube, but now maybe I'll be able to manage a 2 x 2.