How to Solve the Rubik's Cube/Beginner2

< How to Solve the Rubik's Cube


  • Cubie- one of the small cubes inside the giant one
  • Solved- an edge is considered solved if each side is next to the right center (eg. the red-yellow edge is between the red and yellow centers)
  • Center- the cubie in the center of each side, they don't move relative to each other

Scrambling the CubeEdit

For consistency's sake, we will all scramble our cube as such for this Wikibook with White being the front and blue on top:

U B′ R2 D′ U′ R U2 B R′ B2 L2 R F2 R2 U2 R B U2 F2 L2 F2 D R B2 R2

Step One- The CrossEdit

The goal of this step is to make a plus sign out of solved edges.

Step 1aEdit

Pick a color. We will use white. When you get good, it is advisable to pick the color to the cube.

Step 1bEdit

Make the cross. Unfortunately, there are no patterns (from here on, algorithms) for this step

R' U L F' R' B' U' L U

Turn the cube so the cross is on bottom before you proceed.

Step Two- F2LEdit