How to Solve a 5 by 5 by 5 Rubik's Cube

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Introduction: How to Solve a 5 by 5 by 5 Rubik's Cube

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In this Instrucable you'll learn how to solve the 5 by 5 by 5 rubiks cube. First I wanted to say, that I'm german, so f I have any spellingmistakes please tell me. I also wanted to say that I invented all movements at my one exept of the special case.

Step 1: Before You Begin

Before begin Beginning you should know what the movements mean. If there are only the letters turn it clockwise, if there is the letter and ' turn counterclockwise. The directions "FC", "SC" and "UC" will come with arrows (→↓←↑)

Step 2: Scramble

Step 3: Center Cross

It's finally time to start! Just follow the pics.
The algorythmus for the first pic is:
U F l' U'
The algorythmus of the second pic is:
u2

Step 4: Compleating the Centers

Now you'll complete the centers.
The algorythmus of the first pic is:
Ff d f'
The algorythmus of the second pic is :
Rr' d' r
The algorythmus of the third pic is:
r' d2 r d Rr' d' r

Step 5: The "Diament"

Now you'll solve the center edgepieces of the first layer.
The algorythmus of the first pic is:
U'
The algorythmus of the second pic is:
U
The algorythmus of the third pic is:
U' FC← U
The algorythmus of the fourth pic is:
U2

Step 6: The Fat Cross

Now you'll make a fat cross
The algorythmus of the first pic is:
d F d' F'
The algorythmus of the second pic is:
u' F' u2 F
The algorythmus of the third pic is:
F u F'
The algorythmus of the fourth pic is:
F' d F D l D' l' F d' F'
The algorythmus of the fifth pic is:
d' L' d L
The algorythmus of the sixth pic is:
u L u2 L'
The algorythmus of the seventh pic is:
F' d' F
The algorythmus of the eighth pic is:
F d' F' D' r' D r F' d F

Step 7: Finishing the First Layer

It's time to finish the first layer.
The Algorythmus for the first pic is:
F D F'
The Algorythmus for the second pic is:
L' D' L
The Algorythmus for the third pic is:
L' D2 L D L' D' L

Step 8: Centerpieces of the Second Layer

Now you'll start solving the centerpieces of the second layer. You'll have to solve first the edgecenterpieces, then the cornercenterpieces.
The algorithm of the first pic is:
F2 d' F2
The algorithm of the second pic is:
d2 F R d F' d' F d F' d' F R' F'
The algorithm for the third pic is:
d2 F R d F' d' F R' F'
The algorithm for the fourth pic is:
Uu d F' L' d' F d F' d' F d F' L F Uu'
The algorithm for the fifth pic is:
Uu d F' L' d' F d F' L F Uu'

Step 9: Compleating the Second Layer

It's time to compleat the second layer.
The Algorythmus for the first pic is:
D' L' D' L D F D F'
The Algorythmus for the second pic is:
D F D F' D' L' D' L
The algorythmus for the fird pic is:
L' D' L D F D F' D L' D' F D F D F'

Step 10: Centerpieces of the Third Layer

Now you'll solve the centerpieces of the third layer.
The algorythmus of the first pic is:
F' Ll' d' F d F' Ll F
The algorythmus of the second pic is:
d' F Rr d F' d' F Rr' F'

Step 11: Compleating the Third Layer

It's time to compleat the third layer.
The algorythmus of the first pic is:
d R' Ff' d' L d L' Ff L
The algorythmus of the second pic is:
D' F Rr D F' D' F Rr' F'

Step 12: Centerpieces of the Fourth Layer

It's time to start the fourth layer!
The algorythmus of the first pic is:
F Rr UC↑ U UC↓ U2 UC↑ U UC↓ Rr' F'
The algorythmus ofthe second pic is:
l' U2 l U l' U l
The algorythmus of the third pic is:
r U2 r' U' r U' r'

Step 13: Finishing the Fourth Layer

Now you'll finish the fourth layer.
The algorythm for the first pic is:
D' F RrUC D F' D' F RrUC' F'
The algorythm for the second pic is:
UuFC d' F' LlUC' D' F D F' LlUC F

Step 14: Swapping the Cornerpieces

Now it's time to swap cornerpieces. They don't have to be turned correctly, just swaped correctly.
The algorythmus is:
B U B' U' B' R B R'

Step 15: Turning the Cornerpieces

It's time to turn the cornerpieces. The algorythmus is:
L U' L' U L U' L' D L U L' U' L U L' D'

Step 16: Swapping the Center Edgpieces

Now you'll start swapping the edgepieces. It doesn't matter how they are tilted.
The algorythmus is:
UC↑ U' UC↓ U2 UCt U' UC↓

Step 17: Tilting the Center Edgepieces

Now it's Time to tilt the center Edgepieces.
The algorythmus is:
L FC→ L2 FC2 L U' L' FC2 L2 FC← L' U

Step 18: Putting the Rest of the Edgepieces Into the Right Possision

Now comes the most complecated step. You'll have to put the rest of the edgepieces into the right posisson. You'll have to make first edgepiecepairs with opposit colors. You'll have to switch edgepairs to switch the edges correctly. You'll find everything on the pics.
The algorythmus for the first pic is:
r U2 l' U2 l U2 r' U2 l' U2 l U2
The algorythmus for the second pic is:
l' r U' l r' U2 l' r U' l r'

Step 19: Tilting the Edgepiecepairs

Your finally at the last Step! You just have to tilt the edgepiecepairs.
The algorythmus is:
R u' d R2 u2 d2 R U' R' u2 d2 R2 u d' R' U

Step 20: Special Case

You'll sometimes have a special case, that only one edgepair has to be tilted.
The algorythmus is:
r2 B2 U2 l U2 r' U2 r U2 F2 r F2 l' B2 r2

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89 Discussions

stuck at step 8...

4th and 5th pic algorithm doesnt work.. :(

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step 8? It's not working at all and one of my yellow pieces get misplaced. Is it BC the face I'm doing it on? I can do the 3*3 so I know the basics but this is her complicated and confusing

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First, I would like to thank you for the time you put into creating this tutorial. It has been very helpful.

However, the algorithms in Step 9 do not seem to be working. I have tried each of them several times and they do not move the pieces as expected. Further, they seem to mess up pieces I have already solved in the first two layers.

Any advice or updated algorithms would be appreciated.

Thanks!

I am have a lot of trouble overall

what are the correct algo's for step nine?

having trouble with step 9 anyone have successful algo's for these steps?

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I think I fixed it, I don't even know how I derped so hard on it, heehee, thanks for pointing it out!

Please write that we have to turn clockwise or anticlockwise. Horizontals are mostly counters but the verticals are clockwise mostly. Please help this out I think this is the main problem for even one. Reply soon pls

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Tremal

2 years ago

All the algorithms on step 9 are incorrect, however they do change some of the layer 2 edge pieces, just not the ones they are listed as changing and they also change the corner pieces on layer 1.

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BenG76

2 years ago

The steps were great until step 9, where none of the algorithms worked at all. . . A great format and I appreciate the way that you guide through the solving, seems reminiscent of the 3x3.

I think you missed a few turns in step 9, or I am just really bad at following steps.(which I tend to do a lot). Wouldn't you have to apply more moves in the second picture, as of L' D' L would just take the top back left corner away from the top layer?

lol these comments, anyways what method do you use for 3x3? and what do you average?

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With my self-invented one i got like 42 sec.

Then i looked up fridrich method, with two-look OLL and two-look PLL, though, and my best is like 25 seconds with that method

algorithm on step 9 pic num 1 doesn't work it does this to my cube:

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