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.

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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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95 Discussions

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nd480726
nd480726

Question 9 months ago on Step 14

14 step is not working

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AniiCat
AniiCat

Question 10 months ago on Introduction

Plz post the correct algorithm

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AniiCat
AniiCat

Answer 10 months ago

The algorithm doesnt work on step 9 :(

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c25rs1
c25rs1

Question 1 year ago on Step 10

For step 10, my last piece is on the bottom of the cube. What should I do?

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mannshaass7187
mannshaass7187

Answer 10 months ago

You got to step 10?! How did you complete 9?

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mannshaass7187
mannshaass7187

Question 10 months ago on Step 9

Step 9 isn’t working. Can you post the correct algorithm please?

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AmanU14
AmanU14

Question 11 months ago

Some algorithms are not applicable

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suki33693
suki33693

1 year ago on Step 10

Step 9 doesn't work to me..
Post the correct algorithm...

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RobertG371
RobertG371

3 years ago

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!

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suki33693
suki33693

Reply 1 year ago

Me too......

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GauthamM10
GauthamM10

2 years ago

stuck at step 8...

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

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GauthamM10
GauthamM10

Reply 2 years ago

please help me..

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KennyM28
KennyM28

4 years ago

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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GauthamM10
GauthamM10

Reply 2 years ago

yeah even it doesnt work for me...

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Zi ChenC
Zi ChenC

3 years ago

I am have a lot of trouble overall

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PacLover
PacLover

3 years ago

what are the correct algo's for step nine?

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AndrewLindsay
AndrewLindsay

3 years ago

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

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30200mel
30200mel

Reply 3 years ago

really I'm having trouble with step 2

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TayK2
TayK2

4 years ago

Step 3 doesn't seem to work