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The ULTIMATE Guide to solving the Rubiks Cube

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33 Lessons (2h 2m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:48
    • 2. Cube Teardown

      2:50
    • 3. Cube Assembly | Part 1

      3:37
    • 4. Cube Assembly | Part 2

      4:16
    • 5. Cube Notation Basics

      3:41
    • 6. The Cross | Fundamentals

      3:45
    • 7. The Cross | Part 2

      2:40
    • 8. The Cross | Part 3

      3:56
    • 9. The Cross | Part 4

      4:34
    • 10. The Cross | Part 5

      2:17
    • 11. The Cross | Special Case #1

      4:46
    • 12. The Cross | Special Case #2

      4:28
    • 13. Cross Walkthrough Solve #1

      4:19
    • 14. Cross Walkthrough Solve #2

      3:20
    • 15. Cross Walkthrough Solve #3

      4:41
    • 16. The Corners | Part 1

      4:46
    • 17. The Corners | Part 2

      4:17
    • 18. The Corners | Part 3

      4:44
    • 19. The Corners | Part 4

      2:29
    • 20. Mid-Layer | Part 1

      4:19
    • 21. Mid-Layer | Part 2

      4:32
    • 22. Mid-Layer | Part 3

      4:32
    • 23. Mid-Layer | Special Case #1

      3:47
    • 24. Mid-Layer | Special Case #2

      2:47
    • 25. The Top Layer Patterns

      3:29
    • 26. Creating your Top Cross

      4:33
    • 27. Lining up your Top Cross

      3:51
    • 28. Top Cross Special Case

      3:33
    • 29. Setting up your Top Corners

      2:51
    • 30. Orienting your Top Corners

      4:37
    • 31. Top Corners Special Case

      2:49
    • 32. The Final Step

      4:53
    • 33. Congratulations!

      1:25

About This Class

           This class will teach you how to solve the mysteries of the Rubiks cube. This class is intended for those that currently cannot solve the cube and are wishing they could. We will start from the bare basics and work our way up to a fully solved Rubiks cube. 

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1. Introduction: welcome to this video Siris on how to solve a Rubik's Cube. My name is Byron. I've been a competitive speed keeper for about the last 10 years or so. I've entered two competitions, one in Arizona and one in Las Vegas. I've placed in the top 10 speak uber's for those competitions as well. Within the last 10 years, I've taught about 60 or so people how to solve a Rubik's Cube successfully. They've all learned they're all solving, and they're all having fun. This video series is aimed towards the beginner for someone who's starting from the very beginning. Bare bones don't know anything about Rubiks Cubes. I'm gonna be breaking it down exactly how to go about each single step in this series from the very beginning, all the way to solving it. And then, by the end of this, hopefully you'll be ableto have fun with your own Rubik's Cube out there solving it on your own. So hopefully I'll see you in there. Thanks 2. Cube Teardown: So the first thing we're going to dio once you get a cube is you're actually going to take it apart if you have a really old cube and it has been unsolved for years, and that's what you're trying to figure out, believe it or not, Actually, one of the best things to do is to take it apart. Reassemble it, because over the years there's probably been a time that someone has tried to take it apart or disassemble it, and it actually may be impossible to solve it in that state if they reassembled it improperly. So the way you would do that typically is you would put it about 45 degree angle like this . You can put your thumb inside here and you're gonna pop one of those pieces out. And, Mike, you may look a little bit different than yours. But the other way you could do it is said it, Ah, 45 degrees and just take a flathead screwdriver, a butter knife, something like that. Stick it in there and you're gonna pry up, and mine has actually pieces in it specifically made, so it won't pop. But if you're using a real excuse that you would get from, like, Walmart or something like that and most likely isn't going to have. Ah, those anti pop. I think what we call them is torpedoes. So just disassembling gonna take all the pieces out and I'll explain everything in the end as far as how to reassemble it. Okay, so we're going to be left. We're going to be left with a couple of pieces, so you're gonna have something called a core, which is this piece right here. And each piece is going to have a different color. You have yellow, orange, white, red, green and blue. So this is the core, and I'm gonna set that aside for now. I'm gonna also show you the two pieces inside here. You're gonna have corners, which is this piece, and it kind of looks like this and corners. We're going to have three colors on them, and then you're gonna have edges were like here where edges are going to have to colors. And these two are not interchangeable. Basically, corners could only occupy corner slots, and edges can only occupy edge slots. So first thing you're gonna want to do is you're going to want to separate your edges from your corners. As far as the reassembly process goes, there's like no particular order. Just get them separated. It will make the reassembly process a bit easier. And once we get all that separated, we're going to move on to reassembly of the Rubik's Cube. 3. Cube Assembly | Part 1: So you have. You are disassembled Rubik's Cube. We're going to find a color on the core that we want to start building. Basically, we're going to start from one color, and we're gonna work our way up in layers. So personally, I like to start with green, but you can choose any Cody you want to start solving or start reassembling. So I'm gonna start with green and when I like to do is like to put green on the bottom, and then first thing you're gonna do is find an edge. And as we were going over earlier, edges have two colors. So this one is green and yellow. And I know that this is gonna belong on the Green Side because it has a Greenpeace. So we're gonna start there. So because the colors here a green and yellow, we're going to look for the green and the yellow side. We're going to place it right in between were yellow lines up with yellow and green lines up with green. Now we're gonna look at the opposite area on this cube is going to be green and white, So now we're going to find another edge that has green and white on it. Be this one right here. So we're gonna do the same thing. We're gonna let the green match up with the green, and we're gonna have the white matchup with white. Line that up, make sure it doesn't fall apart on you. And now we're gonna look for I'm just going to go with green and orange, This one here. So same thing this time we're gonna have to insert it from up here. Orange line up with orange. Slide this down. Green lines up with green. We got one more thing to do, so I'm gonna go green and red. It's when I hear Don't let it fall apart on you. We're going to let red line up with red slider green down. So now we have something that looks like a cross And make sure that all the colors red read yellow, yellow, orange, orange and white white So now we're gonna set this down like this. We're gonna start working on corners now, so find any corner that has a Greenpeace on it or whatever color is the for the side that you started to solve. I'm gonna look at all three of the colors. We have green, we have red and wait. So that means I'm going to look for the red and the white. Besides, we have green, Red White, Same thing that's on here. And you're gonna put the tale of this corner right in the middle, right in here and let slide down and let the green face down towards the bottom just like that. So now it'll look like this. We're going to repeat the process all the way across this pick Another random corner has green on it, and this one is green, yellow and red. So I'm gonna find the yellow and the red side, and I'm going to place that tail back in the back like before. Let the green face the bottom. I want to move on. This one is green, white and orange. So we have white and orange. Place the tail inside, Let the green face down. Just like that, we have one more corner to do. So where is that one? Here we have green, yellow and orange, orange and yellow, Orange, yellow. I want to slide that piece in there just like this. And there we go. We have essentially one layer solved just like this. We're going to set it down, and now we're going to work on the middle section. 4. Cube Assembly | Part 2: So we're going to start solving the middle section here by finding any of these side colors , and we're gonna be looking for edges. So we have orange and yellow, red and white. So we'll start looking here. So we got a red and white piece. We have red and white right here. So we will. You will set this in basically from the top down. I was gonna drop it in, make sure white lines up with white and red lines up with red, and we're gonna do the same thing all the way around. So for me, I'm seeing that the top color is blue and any piece that has blue on it any edge peace. At least that has blue on it. I know I'm not going to use right now, so I just move it aside. This piece doesn't have blue, so we have orange and yellow. So I'm going to turn this around, find the orange and the yellow side and put this piece right in the middle, just like that. Find another piece that doesn't have blue on it. We have orange and white, so I'm going to find orange and white and insert this insight. There we go. Last piece is going to be red and yellow. It's probably this one. We have red yellow. Set that inside. So now you should have something that looks like a two layer solved cube. We're almost there. So now we're going to start working on the top, so we're gonna start with edges, so we have blue and yellow here, so we're gonna find the blue and yellow, and we're going to insert this inside. Now, this one is gonna be a little bit more difficult, so you're gonna have to force it a little bit. So now we have blue and yellow, and we're gonna do the opposite now Blue and white. So we're gonna find a blue and white piece right here, and we're going to move this 45 degrees. So we insert this on a corner, so that way, it's a little bit easier to insert. It may be a little bit difficult. So see, I put that one in backwards. So now we're gonna There you go. So now we're gonna line that up just like that. Next thing we're gonna do is find two corners, so I'm going just pick any random corner. So here we have blue, white and red. So I'm gonna look for the blue, the white and the red side. So I'm going to set this corner, putting the tail and right in the middle. And I'm going to set the blew up their white down here and red over here, just like that. And now I'm going to find the opposite side. We have blue, red and yellow. So right here we have a blue, red and yellow. We're gonna set the corner piece right in the side and make the colors match blue on top. Yellow down here, right over here. Now we're going to find that middle piece right here, which is blue and red. Thank you. So we're gonna turn this whole thing a little bit that way. It's going to be easier to get this in there. We're just going, Teoh, open everything up and just kind of force that in there a little bit. Now we have one more site. We have our two corners. We have one that's blue, yellow and orange. So we have blue, yellow and orange. We're going to set this right in there. Just like that when do the same thing on the other side, This is our last corner is the only one place it could go. It's gonna force that in there. And then this is our last edge. We're going to turn this whole thing a little bit. This is gonna be the hard one, especially if you have, like an older original Rubik's Cube. They're always really, really difficult to get this piece in. So we're going toe, open this up and then you might have to twist and push. Get this piece in there and you hear a pop. And there you go. You have assembled it. Now you know that if you mix it, you will be able to solve it, most likely. So Ah, it won't be in that position. It was earlier where it may not be even possible for you to solve it. So now we're going to move on to the next step 5. Cube Notation Basics: So we're gonna be doing a quick overview of cube notation. Keep notation is just a way for you to understand which side of the cube you're supposed to move. So that way you can perform an algorithm and just trust me. Don't get scared over the name algorithm. It's has nothing to do with math or anything. It's It's simple. So the Cube has different sites in relationship to the way you are current currently holding it. So if I'm holding this with white side facing me just like this, that means that the white side here is called my front face, and this is denoted with the letter F. And if it says to move the front face without any tick mark next to it or an apostrophe or anything like that, it's going to mean that you're going to turn that side clockwise. So I'm going to turn that side clockwise, because if I have the letter F and that's it, that means I'm gonna look at my front face and turn clockwise if I have the cube like this . My front face is now currently the green side, and if it's at F, I'm going to go clockwise. If there is an F with a tick mark next to it, that's going to mean f inverted or f prime. Otherwise meaning F or front face counterclockwise. So that's what that means. So we also have the up face, which is if I'm holding it this way, my up face or my top face essentially is going to be right here. The topper most or the uppermost layer. If it says you for up, that means they're gonna take my top layer or my up layer, and I'm going to turn it clockwise. If it's, ah, you where the tick, That means I'm going to turn it counterclockwise. We also have our in El Din noting rights and left. If it says are, that means I'm going to essentially look at my right side, which I'm holding it like this. My right side would be the white side and you're going to turn oclock with. And if it's our with a tick, you're gonna turn it counterclockwise. So pretty simple, right? Same thing for L. If I look at my left side and it says l without a tick Mark, I'm gonna take my left side on and turn that clockwise. If it's l with the tick mark in, turn it counterclockwise as far as the names for these, we dive you, uh, far L and then we also have a D, which is down here, which is the down layer, and it's going to be essentially the same thing If it says D, that means you're essentially going to look at your dot near down, layer your bottom layer and you're going to turn it clockwise. If it's d with an apostrophe, you're going to turn that counterclockwise. We also have B for bak, which is this back here. So if I'm holding it like this, we have my up face, my front face, and then we have the back face, which is gonna be back here. So you're essentially going to look at it. And if it says back that will be denoted by the letter B, it will be clockwise and be with an apostrophe will be kind of clockwise. There's more. Ah, there's more complicated ones, but for it for you learning how to solve the Cube, you don't need to learn all those we have like M slice and we have also have X and Y and stuff like that. There's also see, but those are way more advanced moves you don't have to deal with. For now, all you need to know is you are L D F. And you don't even need a no B. That was just an extra when I threw in there. That's one of another one of the advanced ones. 6. The Cross | Fundamentals : so that you understand Cuba notation We are just about ready to start solving. We have one more thing that we need to go over, and that's going to be the different parts of the Cube. So if we have a corner here and we haven't edge here and we have a centerpiece here, we need to understand that edges, for instance, this piece that has two sides can Onley occupy edge positions throughout the cube. So if I'm looking for an edge, I would only be searching in these areas. Here, there, there and there. Same thing goes for here, there and here. Edges cannot occupy corner positions. Corners have three sides. Edges only have two, and corners cannot occupy edge positions. If for whatever reason, I was looking at the Q looking for a corner, I would be looking in these four corners on every side, and these will denote the different corners of the Cube. So in the first example, when you're first starting, Teoh solve, we're gonna be looking for edges soas faras corners of concern for now. Just throw it away. Don't even worry about it. So I'm going to scramble this up, all right, the first thing you're going to want to do is locate the side you want to solve. The way you can do that is by tracking the centerpiece of the color you want to solve. So personally, I like to solve green. So I'm going to locate the green Side. And the way I can do that is by looking for the green Center. This tells me that when the Cuba's solved, all of these pieces will be green. So that tells me that that's the side I'm going to start with. So this side versus a site I know when the key was solved, this red side is going toe all be read as well as this white side will all be white. So I like to start off a green, choose any color that you are comfortable with, and the goal that we're going to trying to go for Is this right here? This is the goal. Now, don't worry about these parts that don't have stickers. This is what we call the trainer Cube that I use whenever I'm teaching people in person. As far as how to solve this helps get get rid of distractions and you can focus a little bit more on what you're supposed to be paying attention to, so we just move this around real quick. So this is the goal across where all the greens matches. Don't worry about this. This is something useless will put this. There you go. So we're looking for a cross where All of the color. Although the colors match the primary color you're trying to solve for as well as what we call secondary colors, which is this edges. This edge has two colors. You have the green, which is the color solving for at least in my case. And then you have the secondary color, which is read because this has two colors on it. This piece has read. You want to make sure it's like green, green, red, red, green, green, yellow, yellow, green, green, orange, orange and green. Green, white, white. If we have something like this, where we have green, green, orange, orange, green, green, yellow, yellow, green, green, white, red. This is not correct. You can't move forward into solving the cube if you have an improper cross like this. So you want to make sure that they're all like this remember, corners don't matter. This one right here. Even if it was in the right slot, you're not. Don't even worry about it. We're just focusing on these edges. So now that we're going to start to do is we're gonna start with a scrambled cube and we're going to work on finding these edges and placing them properly. 7. The Cross | Part 2: So now that you're ready to start solving, you're going to locate that side you want to solve. I like to solve green, so I'm gonna use the green as the example. And you can find that by locating the green center or if you want to solve whatever color you want, let's say you want to solve Read. You're gonna move the cube around until you find the red centre and want to start there. If you keep the side you want to solve facing up, this will make solving this cube a bit easier. First thing you want to do is locate any edge, and the first place to look is going to be on the side you want to solve. So I would look in these four positions on the green side since I want to solve green, and I'm going to be looking for anything that is green in the edge. We have a green corner here, but we're not looking for corners. So this you just become blind to it. You don't even see it. We're just looking in these four areas in this situation. I don't have any green to start with, so I'm gonna give you an example of a green where we do have something to start. So here in one of these four areas, we do have a green that matches. So just so you're aware, edges is what we're looking is what we're looking for. We're looking for edges and edges. Have two colors. You have a primary color and you have a secondary color. The primary color is going to be the color you are looking for, the color you're trying to solve. I'm trying to solve for green. So I find the green side and I'm looking at an edge that has a ring on it that tells me green is the primary color of that edge. The secondary color is going to be the color that is attached to that edge that you are trying to trying to solve. So I found the edge I want to solve by looking for the primary color. Now that I found the edge I want to solve, I'm going to look at its secondary color, which is the color that is attached to it. So remember, edges air one piece and they have two colors on him. So now that I found this secondary color for this edge. I'm going toe line it up with the same color center. And I know it sounds a little confusing. We'll get to it. So now that I have this, remember our goal. If I find this our goal is this green, green, yellow, yellow. Remember that. Here we have green, green, yellow, orange. So this does not match. We have to make this match. The first way we can do that is by actually just rotating it. Now we have the yellow side and the yellow matches the yellow. So now we're good. We have green, green, yellow, yellow. Now that we have this established, we can start working on the rest of our edges. 8. The Cross | Part 3: So now I'm going to show you an example. If you don't have any colors that match your side you're trying to solve, first thing you want to do is find an edge on any side by looking on all four corners, not corners. I apologize all four sections of every side. So we're gonna look here. We're gonna look there. We're gonna look there and we're gonna look there on every side here. There's no green here, and that's I like to solve Green. So that's what I'm trying to look for his green. We have to green corners here, but we're just gonna disregard those. We're not trying to solve corners. We're trying to solve edges. So even though those air green we're not worried about those were only looking in these four areas of every side. So here I have to. There's nothing here, but I have one green there and one green there. You're just gonna pick one and move on with it. So this is the one I'm going to start with. Why? I just wanted to It doesn't really matter which when I started with, I'm just gonna pick this one, so I felt I located this edge by looking for the primary color. The primary color is the color you're solving for I'm solving for green. So I found this edge by locating that primary color green. Now I have to look at the secondary color, the color that is attached to that edge. Remember, edges are only one piece with two colors. This edge has white as its secondary color. So there's two rules. We're going to work from here. The rule says if the secondary color does not match the color of the side, it is on by meaning the center color. We're going to move that piece to the bottom layer. If we keep the side, we want to solve facing the top. We're gonna move this piece to the bottom layer just like this. Just like that. So we have the piece here on the bottom. I was gonna leave it, keep my thumb on it so you can keep track of it. So now that we have it on the bottom layer, what we're going to be looking for is that color. Since the secondary color is white, we're trying to move it to the white side, right now it's currently on the yellow side. Those two don't match. The white side is gonna be the opposite. It's going to be back here, back here on the white side. So the way we can get this over to the other side, Remember, this is our piece right here. We're going to just rotate the bottom. We're going to rotate this bottom all way over to the white side. So now we have white and white and this is our Greenpeace. So now there's a second part to the rule. The rule says if the secondary color matches the side is currently on, we will move that piece to the top of the Cube. The way we can do that is by rotating like this, the top is going to be our green. And there we go. We have one of our four cross pieces solved. We have green green, we have white white. So now this is now fixed the way you want to see. This is when this portion is solved, or any of your cross pieces air solved. It is considered locked essentially, so I don't want to move this. Otherwise I'll break my cross right here. And I have to basically start over. I'm gonna ruin what I already solved. Same goes for here. If I were to turn this, I would break my cross right here. My two greens right there. Those would be broken. And I would basically ruin what I already solved. You don't want a back step. So now and searching for the rest of the pieces I can Onley move this that the back in the bottom can't move. The top will break it. I can't move the front or I'll break that. So keep in mind every movement you make Do not break your cross. Otherwise you're going to be taking a step back when you already took one step forward. So now we're gonna end up moving to the next piece of the cross. 9. The Cross | Part 4: So if you had established one piece of your cross solved like this. Congratulations. You're on your way to solving there. Two X Cube. All we have to do now is do the same thing we just did. But three more times and that will get us our cross. Now, keep in mind, the cross is the hardest part of the Cube, so it will take practice. It will take time. Don't get frustrated. You're gonna be able to pick it up pretty soon. I'm pretty sure. So here we go. We're gonna start looking for another Greenpeace by looking in our edge areas on all four sides. Remember, we're in lot looking for corners. We're looking for edges, which is gonna be here. There's one right here, and I know that because the primary color I'm soloing for his green and I found a Greenpeace. Now, next thing we have to dio look at the secondary color. The secondary color here is going to be orange. The orange resides on the red side. Those two do not match the rule states. If the colors do not match, then we're gonna bring the peace to the bottom. Now I'm gonna explain to you why we bring it to the bottom. I'm gonna keep this. Remember, you have green and orange. I'm gonna leave this year for a second. So if we look here, the salt portion of the cross that we had already done earlier is on Lee occupying the middle and the top layer. The bottom layer does not matter. It does not affect the portion that we had already solved. So we use the bottom layer as a transport layer to move a piece from the wrong color to the right color from one side to the other side. Consider the bottom layer the transport layer as far as every other side. You're going to see how that comes into play in a moment. So now that we're back to our green and orange piece, the rule says if the secondary color does not match the color of the side, it is on, we move it to the bottom. Remember? Keep the side you're solving on top. It'll make this a lot easier to follow. So now we found our peace. It doesn't match. The rule says to bring it to the bottom. You can bring it to the bottom this way, keeping in mind not to break our cross that we have back here. And this movement does not affect that. So that is totally fine. We can bring this piece down here like this. Personally, I would like to do it since I was already holding it like this. I like to move this piece to the bottom like this. And yet again, Doing this movement does not affect the part that had already solved. So our pieces now in the bottom of the Q and this is our salt portion. We're going to move this piece to the correct color. Since the secondary color is orange, we're going to move this to the orange side. Right now. It is on the red side and those do not match. The orange side is on the opposite side right over here. So remember, this is our transport layer. So we're going to move this piece to the Orange side like this, keep in mind and doing so we're not affecting the portion that we already solved. Since it only occupies the middle and top layer. The bottom layer has nothing to do with our cross except moving pieces to the correct side Now that we have it on the correct side and you can tell because the secondary color is orange and it matches the center. So now that those two match we know that we're on the correct side and we're ready to do our last step to get this second piece soft. So the rule says, if the secondary color matches the color of the side it is on, we will bring it to the top of the cube. And remember, we're trying to keep our solved portion or are color we're solving for on the top. That will make this a lot easier. So we have it down here on the bottom and we're gonna bring it up to the top. We're gonna rotate it like this all the way up. And there you go. We have a second piece of our cross solved green, green, orange, orange, bringing green, White, white. That was the 1st 1 that we solved. And in doing so in solving this one, we did not affect this one. Now we have to keep in mind. We have another layer. Another's another movement. We are restricted. Teoh, We can't move this world breaker across here. We can't move. This will break both of our crosses right here. And we also can't do this or we'll break that part. So now we're restricted to this movement, this movement and transport layer of the bottom. Trust me. Even though we have these limitations, we are still able to solve it. So we'll move on to the next part of our cross in the next video. 10. The Cross | Part 5: So now we're gonna be moving on to the next part of our cross. We have the green green, orange, orange and the green green, white, white. So we're doing good so far. Now we're going to locate one more color. So I'm going to look all over the cube in these four positions. Ah, in the edge locations and see if I can find any Greenpeace. Remember, we're not looking for corners for looking for edges, so no green here. This is a corner, so we don't care about that one. This is a corner. We don't care about that. There's no green on edges here. We have two of them. No, this one here is a special case. I'm going to cover in a bit. So this one is one we're going to start with. So now that we found the edge that we want, remember, we're keeping our salt side facing up, So that way we can keep track of everything. We're going to immediately look at the secondary color. The secondary color is yellow. Now we have to ask yourself, What color is it on? It's on the yellow side. We know that because of the yellow center. So the rule says if the secondary color matches the color of the side, it is on. So here it does match. We bring it to the top of the cube. So we will move it up like this in doing this movement were not affecting the other two pieces of our solved cross. Remember, we can't do this movement or will break our cross right here. We can't do this movement a little. Break it there and we can't do this movement or we'll break our cross right there. So doing this is an acceptable movement that does not affect the other two We've already solved. So there you have it. We have another edge piece already. Salt, green, green, yellow, yellow. And then we will check the other one's green, green, orange, orange and green, green, white white. Three out of four down. Not too bad. We're gonna be moving on. So keep in mind there are two special cases, the one I'm going to cover in the next video. And there's also going to be a second special case that you may get stuck with. And it's also gonna be the introduction to your first algorithm 11. The Cross | Special Case #1: our onto our last piece of our cross. We have three already down green, green, orange, orange, green, green, white, white and green, green, yellow, yellow. We're gonna look for our last piece and this is also going to be or first algorithm, so this is gonna be cool. Now, if you're following along, you might have gotten stuck. And this is probably one of the two special cases that you might be stuck at. So I will be explaining that here. So first thing we're going to do when we already are looking for our next piece is we're going to look at all four portions of our cube looking for a Greenpeace. Remember, Corners, we don't care. But we do have a green one right here. So now we have to look at the secondary color. Remember, this is an edge. Has two colors. The secondary color here is red. So the rule says if red does not earn Sorry. The rule says if the secondary color does not match the color it is on, then we bring it to the bottom of the cube. So now keep in mind our green portion of the portion where solving is on top. This whole layer is considered the bottom. So this piece down here is one piece. It doesn't matter which way this is flipped. If green is on the bottom or red is on the side or it doesn't matter, we As long as this entire piece is in this bottom layer, you're doing good. So it's currently already in the bottom layer. So what do we do now? Now we have to remember the secondary color is red. So we're going. Try and move this piece to the red side right over here. Remember, this is just one whole piece. So we're just gonna consider this whole piece Red. This is one of the special cases I was explaining earlier. This is why it might sound a little weird, but we do have the whole piece in the bottom layer, so we're good there. And remember, this is a red piece. We're gonna move it to the red side. So we're gonna transport this piece right here, over to the red side and in doing so does not effect the cross pieces that we've already solved because we're using the bottom layer in the bottom layer. Does not affect the 1st 2 layers. So now we have our piece, which is green. Secondary color is red. Even though it's still on the side. That doesn't match it. It is already on the bottom. And remember, consider this all one piece, this one pieces or red piece will just look at it like a red piece. And it is on the red side. So we're going to bring it to the top because the rule says if the pieces on the secondary color is matches, because even though it doesn't match here, remember, this is all one piece so I can move the whole thing up. So this is essentially a red piece. It is on the red side, so we're going to move it to the top of the cube just like this. So now we have it right there. This is your first algorithm, and the first algorithm is going to be an edge flip algorithm. Essentially, you have the piece in the right spot. So we have green. We have read and we have green and we have read this isn't the right location. The only thing we have to do is flip it around so that way we have the green on top, in the red, on the bottom. So then it'll be green, green, red, red just like green, green, yellow, yellow. Here is the first algorithm going to do. You're going to face the piece in front of you like this. So hold the cube similar to the way I am. And the algorithm is going to go like this. We're going to go front, inverted. So you're gonna take your front face and turn it counterclockwise. Your next movement will be up or you. So we're gonna turn the top layer clockwise. Next movement is going to be left inverted, so we're going to move our left side counterclockwise. Last movement of the algorithm is up inverted, so they are up layer counterclockwise. And there you have it, the edges right in front of you. And it's flipped. And even though during that algorithm we had broken our cross, we broke that rule. The algorithm fixes that issue. So even though we broke our cross, our greens are still intact as well as our sights. So green green, orange, orange, green, green, white, white, green, green, red, red and our last one yellow yellow. So even though we broke across the algorithm permits us to do that because is designed to fix the issue and address of particular problem that you have. So I will move on to the next special case in the next video. 12. The Cross | Special Case #2: So now we have to solve the whole the whole cross. I actually backtracked so I can set up the second special case for you. So first thing we're gonna dio let's just imagine that we have to do the last piece again. We're going to be looking for our edge in one of these four spots on every side of the cube . Remember, corners we don't care about. We're just looking for edges, which are sides that have two colors on. So we keep moving around. I actually find one right here. Remember, corners. We don't care. We have edges right here. Green. So we found our peace. So now we're going to look at the secondary color. Remember, immediately after you find the piece you want you want to solve, you're going to look at the secondary color, which is the color that is attached to this piece which will be right here. The secondary color is orange. The orange side does not match the side it is currently on. So in this situation, the rule states. If the colors do not match, bring the peace to the bottom of the cube. So if you bring the peace to the bottom like this. We will break our cross and remember, that is something we're not allowed to do. So let's try moving it down this way. We're gonna break our cross again. So you see the situation we're in? This is why this is considered a special case. If you run into this, there's nothing you can do to keep from breaking your cross. You must follow this simple. I would say rule in this special case alone. Aside from when you have to do an algorithm s stated in the last video, you are allowed to break your cross as long as you put it back. So here's what I mean. I'm gonna bring it down this way. So that way it can be a ah, special case will be to special cases in one video. So here we have our peace and we bring it down this way, we're gonna break our cross. If we bring it down that way, we're gonna break our cross. So here's what we're gonna do. We're gonna bring our peace to the bottom because the rules says it needs to go to the bottom. Remember, the colors don't match. Bring it to the bottom. So, in doing so, bringing this down to the bottom. Yes, we will break our cross. We will remember. We have to fix that in a moment. So we're gonna bring this piece down to the bottom. And this is the piece we're trying to solve. Next. We're going to move it out of the way. We move it here, we could move it there. It doesn't matter as long as we get it out of the way. And remember, this is the bottom layer. So it does not affect the portion that we already solved. We're going to move it. We're gonna keep track of it. I'm gonna put it back here right back here. Now we have to address the cross that we already broke. So since we brought this piece down and broke the cross right here, we're going to put it back by reversing the movement that we made. Now we have our cross fixed and our pieces out of the slot. We're out of that sticky situation. And remember, we left that piece back here, so let's go back to it. So here we go. We have green, we have orange orange does not match blew. The rule says bring it to the bottom of the Cube and in this case, it is on the bottom of the Cube since our solve portion is up here, So now we already have it on the bottom. The rule says if the color matches the side, it is on, even though it's matching the blue side. Remember, we're gonna consider this whole piece orange cause one piece. So essentially, this whole piece is on the orange side. So the rule says, if the colors match, bring it to the top of the cube. So we're gonna rotate this just like this. I'm going to bring this piece up to the top, just like that. Now, we're in this situation as we were in the last one where it's in the right spot, but we have to flip it so away we do. That is, by following the algorithm s stated in the last video, the edge flip algorithm. First thing we're going to do is have it face us just like this. We're going to turn the front face counterclockwise. We're going to do what's called it f inverted or f prime. Like this next movement is going to be up, We're gonna turn this clockwise left inverted is gonna bring this away from us and up inverted is gonna be there upper face counterclockwise. And there we go. Our edge has been flipped and we got it out of that sticky situation between two solved slots. So now this is our cross handled. We're gonna be doing going to do another example solve in just a moment, just to kind of reiterate everything that we have learned so far. 13. Cross Walkthrough Solve #1: So I've remixed the Cube and this is a fresh mix and this is ready to be solved. So the first thing I want to do is establish a color I want to solve in this video. I am going to solve blue. We'll start with blue. So I look here and I'm gonna look for the blue center. And I found the blue center right here. So now I know when this Cuba solved, this whole thing will be blue. So I'm going to find my edge. Peace, Any edge peace in these four areas of any side of the cube. First place I'm going to look is the side that I want to solve. Gonna look in these four areas and we have one right here. Now that we found our peace. First thing we have to do look at the secondary color. That is always what you do after you find the piece you want to solve. Ask yourself, Does the secondary color match the color of the side is on? It does not. The rule says to bring this piece to the bottom of the Cube so we can do that just like this. Now we have it on the bottom of the cube. And we are blue. Side wouldn't solve is up here. The rule says we have to bring it to the side of the color matches. This is an orange piece that belongs on the orange side. So we're gonna move this over just like this, using our transport layer just like that. Now, the rule says if the secondary color matches the site it is currently on, we're gonna bring that piece to the top of the Cube waken do that by rotating it just like this. Now we have our piece on the top. We have one portion of our cross solved. Blue, blue, orange, orange. We're good. We can no longer move this or we'll break our cross. We can't move it this way or we'll break our cross and we can't move this or we'll break our cross right here. So remember any movement you do from this point on, keep in mind not to break your cross. The next one we're going to move is this piece right here. Even though it's ah blue piece up here, that does not mean it solved because, remember, secondary colors are just as important as primary colors. So if we look at the secondary color, White does not match yellow. So now we can start working on this piece. The rule says if the color does not match, we bring it to the bottom of the cube right down here. So we're gonna move it like this. And in doing this movement, we're not breaking our cross. Remember, we only have one piece salt, so we're gonna bring it down to the bottom of the cube just like this. And this is our piece right there. And we're going to move this to the white side because this is a white piece. The white side is located over here, so we move this piece over there. We're gonna do that by rotating the bottom. And there we are Now, the secondary color matches the color. The side it is on the rule says when they match, bring the peace to the top of the Cube. We can do that just like this. And there we have it. We have a second piece of our cross solved. Let's go for our third. So we're gonna look in these four areas for a blue piece and we found a blue piece. Remember? Corners. We don't care. We're looking in these four areas. Let's start here with this piece. The pieces blew. The secondary color is red. The rules says if it does not match the color, the side it is on, we're going to bring it to the bottom. However, pay attention to something like this. Even though it doesn't match blew. It is a blue piece we're trying to solve. This is right where it belongs. Because this is a blue blue Red read. This piece is part of the color I'm going to solve. I'm trying to solve for Blue, so this is in the right spot. But we have to flip it when we run into this. This is our algorithm. We're going to do the edge flipped edge, flip algorithm to get this piece taking care of. So we're going to start by holding it in front of us. Do a front inverted up left, inverted up, inverted. I just flipped and crosses still together. We're gonna move on to our last piece. We're gonna look for another blue piece. I found one here. This is our second special case. We're gonna end up breaking this down yet again in the next video 14. Cross Walkthrough Solve #2: So we have our second special case that we had went over in about a video or two back. So what we're going to do is look at our secondary color. We found our piece that we want to solve. Now we have to look at the secondary color. The secondary color is yellow. It is currently on the orange side. We need to move this piece to the yellow side. First thing we have to do is bring it down to the transport layer. The rule says if the secondary color does not match the color of the side it is on, we bring it to the bottom of the cube, so we're gonna bring it to the bottom. But we're going to break our cross. If we do this way, we're gonna break our cross if we do it this way. So remember, this is our second special case where we are allowed to break our cross in this event and an algorithm event. Those are the only two times you're allowed to do that in order for you to properly solve the Cube. Now, here we go. So I'm going to bring it down this way. So I can set up the other special case and you'll see that in just a moment. So we're gonna break it down this way, and, yes, we're gonna break our cross. But the rules says we have to bring this down to the bottom. We here could be there as long as it's somewhere in this layer. So remember breaking my cross by bringing this side towards me? We're bringing this piece down to the bottom of the cube at the same time. So we're gonna bring this one down here just like this breaking across. And now that I have it on the bottom, I'm going to move it out of the way. I can prove it. I'm gonna and put it right here. Just that where you keep it in view. And remember, moving the bottom does not effect the salt portions over across. Now that I've gotten it out of the way, I'm going to fix the cross that I broke earlier. So I'm going to move this up here by reversing the movement I had already done when I broke the cross. And there we go. Remember, Don't care about this corner. I'm actually gonna get that out of the way real quick. So now we have blue, blue, white, White and I had broken that earlier, but we now have that piece dropped off right here. So I'm gonna move this piece because it's a yellow piece to the yellow side. So I'm gonna move it over just like this. And now that it's on the yellow side and remember, this is all one piece. We're just gonna consider the whole piece yellow. So this piece is yellow and it's on the yellow side. The rules says when the colors match, bring it to the top. So I'm gonna bring it up to the top just like this. Now that I have it in the top, it's in the right place, but we need to flip it. This is where the edge flip algorithm comes in yet again, it's gonna be the one of the most important algorithms were going toe learn when solving the Rubik's Cube, especially the cross. So we're gonna hold it, facing us just like this, and we're going to start by doing our front inverted by doing turning our front face counterclockwise. We're going to do it a you or an up face which is turning the top clockwise. A left inverted and an up inverted. And there we go. We have our cross solved. Don't worry about the corner. We'll get to that in just a moment. So now we have our cross taking care of. Now I'm going to do one more cross walk through, and then we will ah, take a look at taking out our corners, which will be our next step. 15. Cross Walkthrough Solve #3: All right. So we're gonna knock out across. I'm gonna move a little bit faster with this one, so just try and see if you can keep up. You don't necessarily have to follow with your own cube. I want you to just kind of see the process I go through when I'm solving a cube. So you can kind of see the principles in action at a little bit higher speed. So first thing I'm going to do is I'm going to locate Ah, the Kosaido want to solve. Let's just go with red. So I found the red side. So by indicating the red centre and I'm immediately going to look in these four spots to see if I see any red already there, and I don't. So now I'm going to start scanning the cube for a red piece. Here. There's a red piece right there. Remember, corners we don't care. Here is red, and the color that is attached to it is blue. Blue does not match the color of the side. It is on. And it does not match this one either. So we know we have to bring it down to the bottom of the Cube. So I'm gonna bring it down here like this. And that's our peace. It is a blue piece. So we need to bring it to the blue side. So I'm gonna move it over to the blue side just like that. And now, even though this is the blues on the bottom, this is still considered a blue piece because it is one piece. So we're gonna bring that piece to the top because blue matches blew. The rule says when the colors match, bring it to the top. So I'm gonna bring it up just like that. I remember the color I'm solving for his red. So we have this piece right here, which is our side we're going to solve. And we have this piece right here. So this is the algorithm where it's in the right spot but needs to flip. So we're gonna knock that algorithm out. We're gonna do front, inverted up, left, inverted up, inverted. Done. Now I see this piece immediately, and just because it matches doesn't mean it's solved. Secondary colors are just as important as primary colors. So even though the primary color matches, we have to check that secondary color, so secondary color is yellow. It does not match white. So, like I thought, this piece does not match, so it needs to be moved. The color of the rule says if the color does not match, bring it to the bottom. So we're gonna bring this piece down here by turning it like this. It is a yellow piece that belongs to the yellow side. So I'm gonna move this yellow piece over to the yellow side just like this. The rule says when the colors match, we're gonna bring it to the top. So gonna move it up just like this. There we go. Now, I noticed we have another piece of our cross that we think might be solved. We only did too, But I'm seeing three. So I'm gonna go check that out. And just as I thought, it's not solved. So we have a red piece here, and secondary color is green. Green does not match white. So the rule says when they do not match, we bring it to the bottom of the Cube. So I'm gonna bring it down just like this, keeping in mind not to break my cross in the process, and I'm going to look here. The green side is going to be located here, so green needs to match green. So I'm gonna bring this piece right over here. So it'll lineup with its correct color. So gonna move it just like that, using the transport layer. So now the colors match. The rule says when the colors match, bring it to the top of the cube. So I'm going to do that just like this. Now that the color matches, we got that one done. But I did notice we only did three. But I see 1/4 1 There's only one other spot for the last one, so I know it's solved. And that's white. And we got it solved. Red, red, white weight. So, you know, you got a proper cross when you see rad, rad, green, green, red, red, yellow, yellow, Red, red, blue, blue and red. Red, White, White If you happen to see something like this, where Yes, You have a red cross and you look here Red, red, green, green, red, red, yellow, yellow were good. There. Move over. Red, Red, white, blue! That does not match. You can't move onto the next step of solving until you address this issue as well as this one. This is Red, red, blue, white. You have to address this one as well. So in this situation, colors don't match. Bring it to the bottom. It's a blue piece. Belongs to the blue side. So I'm gonna move that over and I'm gonna move that up and ink in the process of moving this one to the top, this one that also doesn't belong is gonna go to the bottoms. They're going to switch. I'm gonna track this piece as well as I solved this piece. It's down here. White side is over here. So I'm gonna move this piece over here now. The colors match. The rule says to bring it to the top. There we go. That's how we address that situation. So now we are finished with the cross. We've colored, we've covered both special cases, and now we should be ready to move on to corners. 16. The Corners | Part 1: So now that you have your cross taking care of, we're going to move on to corners. What we're going to be doing is we're going to solve the cube layer by layer by layer. You've got in the first part taken care of, and you can double check yourself by making sure you see green, green, white, white or whatever color you solved for initially and then same thing all way around that your secondary colors match the centers as well as your primary colors matched the centers . So once you see that all the way around, remember corners we don't care about gonna knock that out right now. So once you're crosses established, gonna move on the corners. So first thing you're gonna do about corners is you're gonna keep the solve portion. Are this color you're solving for on the top and you're going to look in these corners on the bottom, Remember, keep it on the tops, you stay oriented. Otherwise you'll kind of get confused. So we're gonna look for a corner. Remember, corners have three sides corners at three sides. We have three colors. One of them is a primary color, and two of them are secondary colors versus our edges. We had one primary and one secondary corners. For instance, this one has one primary. Since I'm solving for green, the primary color will be green and has to secondary colors. Remember, this is all this is all one piece right here. The two secondary colors on this particular piece is going to be white and orange. So the first thing we're going to be doing is looking in this bottom layer, and we're gonna look for a green corner. So here I found one right there. This is a green corner and we look at the secondary colors. Remember, always when you find your primary color look for your secondary color. So we found a primary color. The secondary color is orange and yellow, and we know those are the secondary colors because this is one piece. So we're looking at the colors attached to that piece. So now that we have green, where we have found our corner secondary color is yellow and orange. Now we know where secondary colors yellow and orange. We're gonna find the yellow and orange side. So we found yellow and we found orange. We know this is those color sides because of the center color. So now that we found those sides and those sides are always going to be adjacent to each other, always gonna be next to each other, we're not gonna be across from each other. You'll never see that. So it'll always be just like this. So now that we've found it, we're going to place our corner in between those two sides just like this. If we find the centers, we bring them together down to the bottom. That's where we want that piece. So now that's already there. If it let's say it was over here and we have orange and yellow. We have orange and yellow over here. We're going to see where those to meet on the bottom layer, which will kind of be like right here. So we want this piece, which is the part we wanted to solve right in this spot. Sort of. All we have to do is just move it over just like that. It doesn't matter which way this is flipped. It can have green on green on the bottom. Have green right here. It doesn't matter as long as you get this entire piece in that slot between those two sides . That's what we're looking for. So now you're going to have that piece on the bottom, right? So just like this are corner. We want to solve its right there. We're going to perform your second algorithm. It's another four step algorithm. It's very easy. And in essence, you don't even necessarily need to know the cube notation for it. I'll tell it to you one way and then also tell you the cube notation formula for it. So you're gonna repeat this algorithm until you have the peace salt, and I'll show you what the salt position looks like. So first thing going to dio, make sure our pieces down here and we're going to start the algorithm off in our bottom right hand side and algorithm is going to be this. We're going to be right inverted. So are right side counterclockwise down inverted. So we're basically going to be touring the bottom face counterclockwise. Next movement is right. We're internal right side clockwise, and then last movement is going to be down, which is here clockwise. We're going to repeat that as many times as necessary to solve our corner in this situation , we only had to do it one time. And we know this corner is solved because it shows green green. So the primary color matches orange orange. So one of the one of the two secondary colors match and we have yellow yellow. So our second secondary color matches. If all three match just like that, you're on the right track and you have the correct piece in the correct position. If, for whatever reason you can't locate ah, Greenpeace or whatever color solving you're solving for on the bottom, I'm gonna cover that. That's one of the special cases here. 17. The Corners | Part 2: So we're gonna move on to our next piece of our Ah, as far as our first layer, we're going to start by looking at the bottom layer, and we're going to be looking for a corner, any corner. So here we know this is a corner that we want to solve because it's green and color. At least me I'm solving for is green. If you're solving for red, then you're gonna be looking for red. If you're solving for why you're gonna look for white, solve any color, you feel comfortable. If you want to solve the same color. I am just to make things a little bit easier than you know, more power to you. It's up to you. So now I found the primary color that I am currently solving in the bottom layer. Remember, we're looking in this bottom layer. We're not looking up here. We're looking down here so it doesn't matter if it's here. It doesn't matter if it's there. It doesn't matter if it's here as long as we find it in this layer somewhere. So I found my piece green I immediately and going to look at the secondary colors and remember, corners have to secondary colors. I'm going to be looking here, which is red, and this other secondary color is yellow. So I'm going to be locating the red and the yellow sides. If I look here, I found the red side. I know that by looking at the center color and I also found the yellow side, which is here. And I know that by looking at the center color, remember, they will always be next to each other. So I know this is the piece I want to solve. I found my red and yellow sides. I need to bring this piece right here between the two and you bring it between these two colors. So I need to bring this piece over here the way I can do that by moving it just like this. The bottom layer. Remember, the moving the bottom layer does not affect the cross that you had done earlier as well as it does not affect the corner that you had solved earlier. Any other corners that you're gonna have done. So we're gonna move it over one more and now with legal double check, we have our red side. We have our yellow side secondary colors on the piece is red and yellow, and it's right in between. So that's exactly what we're looking for. Now we're going to hold that corner that we're trying to solve in our right or bottom, right? Just like this, and we're gonna start our algorithm. So I had told you what the algorithm notation was earlier. Now, in this situation, I'm going to just tell you the way I like to remember it. So I don't have to fuss with algorithms. The way I do it is like this. I go using right and bottom towards you. So I'm gonna bring the top toward me, turn the bottom towards the left. So it's toward me to the left, and I'm gonna go away to the right, and you're going to repeat that. So now every time you do those four movements, you're gonna look in this corner and see if it's solved. And obviously it's not here because we have, uh, red does not match. Green Green does not match yellow and yellow does not matter it. So we know this corner is not solved. We're going to repeat this until it is So we're gonna do this four movements again. I'm gonna go toward me To the left, away to the rights, and I'm gonna check again. Now I know why it doesn't match that. So I know immediately right off the bat. It's not solved. So I'm gonna do it again. So I'm gonna go towards me. To the left, away to the right. I'm gonna check again. Yellow doesn't match green. And I know those don't match. I know those don't match. So I'm gonna go again towards me, To the left, away to the right check again. Nothing matches here. And remember, all three have to match the side they're on. So this is supposed to be yellow. This is supposed to be read, and this is supposed to be green and none of them match. So we're gonna do it again towards me, To the left, away to the right. So now we'll check. And that looks solved to me. Green matches green yellow matches yellow and red matches red. Good. So now we have that one taking care of. So in the next video, I'm gonna be going over When you can't find a corner in the bottom layer, I'm gonna show you how to address that issue. 18. The Corners | Part 3: So you're kind of stuck. You're trying to do your corners and you notice when you look at the bottom layer that there's no green or whatever call you're solving for is anywhere any of those corner positions at all. So personally, me, I'm solving green. So if I look down here, there's no green here. There's no green there. There's no green here and there's no green there, so you have nothing to work with. I understand this is kind of frustrating, so it's a really, really simple solution. So essentially, what's going on is in your top layer where the corners are that you're trying to solve. They are in those positions. They're not located down here. Where you have to do is establish one that is in the wrong position and then remove it and place it in the right position. Here's an example. I'm gonna move this one around real quick so you look at your top layer and you see you have this corner is solved because you see yellow yellow and you see orange, orange and you see green greens. You're like, OK, that's good. So we're gonna check the other one. We have green, green, yellow, yellow and red, Red. So we're good there as well. We're gonna check here, too, because even though this is all green, we still have to check them because primary colors are not the only thing we have to worry about. We're also going to be checking secondary colors. So we look at this corner green green? Yes. And we look here and we see white Red? That's not right. That has to be read because it's on the red side. Same thing here that does not match white Supposed to be up here, not orange. So we know this one. Even though it's pretty up here, this corner does not belong. And if we look down here again, I have no green anywhere down here to work with. So first thing you want to do, once you find that is establish a corner that you need to remove. And I found it right here. So what we're gonna dio is we're going to set that on our right side and we're going to perform the same corner algorithm we've been doing one time. And what that's gonna do is gonna kick that one out. It's gonna put it somewhere in this bottom layer so you can work with it. So I'm gonna start by holding it on our top, right? Just like this. And we're going to do the algorithm, right? Inverted down, inverted right down. It will place it from here directly underneath you. Right there. If you don't see the green facing you or whatever color solving for don't worry about it, it's gonna be in one of these three positions. So once you find it now, I have corner on the bottom I can work with. So first thing I'm gonna do is look at my secondary colors. I'm gonna look at orange and white. Now I have to locate the orange and the white side. I'm gonna do that by locating the orange, which is here, and the white, which is there. And I know that those are the sides because of the colors of the centers. So now I know these are my two colors. These are my two sites. So I'm gonna move this piece in between these two sides in the bottom layer. So we have the bottom layer right here, and we have the two sides right here so I'm gonna move this piece right there I'll have to do is move it just like that. Now I know we have orange. White, We have orange, White. I'm gonna hold it just like that. And I'm going to perform my corner algorithm, so it's going to be right. Inverted down, Inverted right down. Check my corner. It's not solved. So I'm gonna repeat the process. Right? Inverted down. Inverted right down. Check. It looks pretty up here. Remember, we have to check secondary colors. Red does not match white and white does not match orange. So we have to continue. We have another edge in the mix, so we're gonna continue our algorithm, so I'm gonna go right. Inverted down, Inverted right down. Still not solved. Do it again. Right. Inverted down, Inverted right down. Still not solved. Right. Inverted down. Inverted Right down. Now we'll check. That looks solved to me. We have green matching green, white matching white and orange matching orange. Good to go. Now we can move on to our next one. And remember, if you get knocked out if you knock out one of these ah corners, there's a possibility that when you go to try and do the next one, You're gonna run into the same situation where you can't find any green down here. Fortunately, I can. But in the event that you can't, don't worry about it. Just re watch this video and you'll be able to be right on track. 19. The Corners | Part 4: So now we're onto our last corner. So I'm solving for Green and I have to locate my last corner. So I'm gonna look on the bottom layer. I find I find green right there. If I'm looking at the secondary colors, secondary colors are telling me it is red and it is white. So I have to locate the red and the white sides. So if I locate red, I locate white. I found it. I need to move this piece in between those two right here on the bottom layer. So we're gonna move it over just like this, and I'll double check. I have red and white. We have red, We have white. It's right in between the two. Good to go. So I'm gonna hold it on the right hand side. Just like this on the bottom. Right. Going to perform my algorithm. Right. Inverted down. Inverted right down. Check my corner. It is not solved where you will continue. Right? Inverted down. Inverted right down. Check again. It is not solved. We'll continue. Right. Inverted down. Inverted right down. Check my corner. It is solved. We have green matching green. Fred. Matching red white matching white. Now we will check the rest of our cube. Since it all appears to be solved, we'll double check our cross. All of our cross pieces seem to be in order. We have green, green, orange, orange, green, green, white, white, green, green, red, red and yellow, yellow. We'll check our corners. Green matches green orange matches orange yellow matches. Yellows were good there. Green, green, white, white, orange, orange. Good green, green, red, red, white, white. Good. Last one. Green, green, yellow, yellow, Red, Red. So now you have completed the first layer. This is something to be very proud of. The cross is the hardest part of the whole cube, and the rest of it is just simple. Step by step, ABC. You shouldn't really have much of an issue when it comes to the rest of the cube corners are a little tricky, but it's a simple algorithm for the most part, and you should be able to move on from there. So the next side next thing we're going to be doing is the second layer. Remember, Rio layer by layer by layer. So the next one we're gonna be doing is this middle layer, and this one is gonna introduce your 1st 8 move algorithm. 20. Mid-Layer | Part 1: So now that you have gotten your first layer completed for one congratulations, we're gonna move on to the next part. First thing you want to do. Once everything is established, you want to turn the whole cube over, Have the solved portion right on the bottom. We're going to start working upside down from now. It seems upside down, but you'll understand. In just a moment, it's not bad. So first thing we're going to be doing is we're gonna establish the color on the opposite side. You solved. I solved green. And the opposite color is blue. So the the colors we're gonna be working with right now to solve this middle layer will not have blue in them. So if you solved yellow, the opposite color of yellow, at least on my cube is white. So in this next section, you're not going to be using any white in this situation. I solved green, so I'm not gonna be using any blue. So I'm essentially looking for edges. Were working on edges again. We're trying to solve these four areas right here. It's an edge, an edge, an edge and another edge. We're just working on edges we don't care about corners right now. So first thing we're gonna be doing is looking in this top layer opposite the side we solved and we're looking in the edge areas and we're looking for pieces that on the top and on the side do not have blue or whatever color that center color is for me. I saw green. The opposite is blue. So I'm not looking for any blue. So here's what I mean by blue from so essentially here. This piece right here has blue has blue on top. It doesn't have you on the side, but it has blue on top. So I know I can't use that piece as well as something like this. And I apologize for all the fast movements. Don't worry about that. That's just me setting up some cases to explain things to you. So here this piece has blue as well as blue has white because it has blue. Remember, this is one piece. I can't use this piece because it has blue, so it essentially becomes invisible to you. You're not even gonna notice it. And that's kind of the reason I have this key right here to kind of display this what I am trying to explain and I can actually take care of this real quick. So here is what I'm talking about. So right here Everything that is missing from this cube, everything that does not have a sticker would have blew on it essentially because the green side of solved the opposite of green is typically blue. So when I'm trying to look for an edge toe work with that doesn't have blue in my mind, it kind of looks like this on Lee. The important pieces that do not have blue are sticking out. I got my first layer that solved similar to this one. And the only thing that's important is everything that doesn't have blue. This is why this is a pretty nice Cuba have when it comes to teaching people these principles so it gets rid of the extra distractions. So now you can kind of see what I'm looking at. So here, same thing. Except you have the distractions and essentially I see this piece does not have blue. I can use that this peace doesn't have blue on the top of the front. I can use that same thing here but here has blue on the side. I can't use that. We're just looking in this top layer. Don't worry about the middle area. We'll get to that later. So now that you understand what you're looking for, you're gonna basically be able to stage it. First thing you're gonna do is locate a piece in the top layer an edge piece. Remember, Corners. We don't care. Edge piece that does not have blue on the top or the side. This is a perfect candidate. So once you find that piece, I'm gonna use this. Yellow and orange is an example. You're going to position the orange color on the orange side. You want them to match? The orange side is located right here. So all I have to do is move this over one just like this. Now we have orange matching orange. Don't worry about this corner matching. That's just weird. Don't even worry about that. Just here we have orange matching orange and now you're going to set yourself up for the next algorithm. You're going to learn this one's a little bit longer than the ones before, but it's not that bad. It just takes practice. We'll address that in the next video 21. Mid-Layer | Part 2: So now you have your edge staged and ready to go. This algorithm is going to move this piece into the salt slot in the middle of the Q without disturbing anything you've already solved. So essentially, this orange and yellow piece belongs right here between the orange and the yellow side. Similar to how When you assembled the Cube, you found that peace and you placed it in there. That's essentially what this algorithm is going to do. But it's going to break your cross and put it back together while also inserting that piece where it belongs. So essentially, we could just do this and consider it solved. But we destroyed our cross and as well as our our corners are destroyed. So this algorithm will simply place it there, and I'll just perform it real quick so you can kind of see what the end result is that we're trying to go for. So the algorithm would lose. Look something like this, and it inserts that orange and yellow piece right there, and it leaves our whole first layer that we solved unaffected. That's the beauty of this algorithm. So I'm gonna reverse everything that we just did. So now this is the piece that we were working with initially. We're going to move this piece right over there, and we're gonna start with this algorithm. You're going to start by holding it right in front of you just like this on your front face , and you have to establish. Are you moving this piece to the left or are you moving it to the right? I'm gonna also show you algorithms for both sides, but in this situation, I know this piece belongs to left because yellow is on the left side. The top color is yellow, so I know it belongs to the left. If your piece belongs to the left side, you're going to perform this algorithm. It's going to be up inverted, left, inverted up, left up, front, up inverted, front, inverted. And there you go. Your whole first layer is solved still, and you had move that piece right there in the correct slot. It belongs. So now you have finished one of your four slots in your middle layer that you need to solve . Now we're going to set up an example for the right side. So here first thing, we're gonna dio look in the top layer again and we're going to find a piece that does not have blue on it on the top or on the side. So here, this piece has blue right on top. I can't use that piece, so we're gonna basically consider it invisible. We're gonna move on to the next piece. This one is red and yellow. I can use that piece. We're going to solve this one. So first thing you want to do is establish that the front color matches the color of the center. So if it was over here like this, the side color is red. I need to move it to the red side. The red side is back here, so I'm gonna move this piece right over here, just like this. There we go. So now we're going to establish which direction it moves by looking at the top color. The top color here is yellow, and I'm gonna look to the left. That's white. That doesn't match. So the yellow color is here. It's to the right. So now I know this piece has to move to the right. So now that I understand, it moves to the right. This is going to be the next algorithm. It's the exact same algorithms before, but it's mirrored. So that way you can move it to the right instead of to the left. So here we go. Remember, we're working with a red and yellow piece here. Now, you may have solved your cube differently, using a different color, but the principle still applies. So here we go. We're going to start by moving it to the right with this algorithm up right up, inverted right, inverted up, inverted front, inverted up front. And there you go. Peace has been inserted. Your whole first layer is still complete. And now we have to out of our four pieces we're trying to solve for the middle layer. Completed will move on to the next to next video. 22. Mid-Layer | Part 3: So now I am in the position of two solved slots in my middle layer. We have two more to go. And remember, there is a special case. If you get to a point where you're trying to solve this middle area, if you cannot find any pieces with without blue on top or whatever color your top center color is, I'm going to cover that in a moment once we knock out these algorithms real quick. So here we go. First thing I'm gonna do is look in the top layer for an area or a edge that does not have blue on the top or the site. This one being my 1st 1 I'm looking at There's Blue on top automatically know I cannot use that. So I'm a look here. There's blue on top of this. One can't use that. So let's look here, This one. There's white and orange. There's no blue so I can use this piece first thing. I want to dio establish that the side color matches the center. These two did not match, so I just have to simply move the orange piece to the orange side just like this. Now that the side colors match. We're going to establish the direction of movement. Where does this piece go? Does it go here to the right or does it go here to the left? So the way I can establish that is by looking at the top color. The top color is white, so I will look to the left. This is yellow. They do not match. So this side is white does match so I Now I know this moves to the right. This is where the right algorithm comes in. Hold it directly in front of you and follow this algorithm. If your piece is supposed to move to the right, we're going to start by doing up right up. Inverted, right, inverted up, inverted front, inverted up front. There we go. It has moved over from here to there is currently in its solved state and we have one more to go. So first thing we're gonna do once we solve it is immediately look at the top layer and find a piece that does not have blue. So here this one has blue, so we can't use it. This one has blue on this side. Can't use it Still, this one has blue on top. Can't use that one either. This one right here. This one doesn't have blue on the side or the top. So we have this piece. So the first thing we're gonna do is make sure the side colors match white matches. Whites were already good to go. Next thing we're gonna do is establish the direction of movement by looking at the top color in this situation. It is red. So we're going toe. Look where red is located and red is located on the right side of this piece. So we know this piece moves to the right similar to the peace before it. So what we're gonna do is hold in front of us, get ready for our right algorithm. So the right algorithm is the same one that we did a second ago. We're gonna start by going up by turning the top clockwise right up. Inverted right, inverted up, inverted front, inverted up front. And there we go. We got it. So now we will check and we actually here. We've established all four. So now we have our first hole. Two layers completed. You're more than halfway done. and this is this is about as bad as it gets. Faras. Ah, as far as, um, algorithms are concerned, we don't really have much more complicated algorithms than that. That's probably gonna be the hardest one for you. Learn. But once you get it down, um, it's going to be vital for you solving this cube. So best way for you to try to remember it. Remember that algorithm in four parts, if you remember, the arms are not far four parts, two parts with four movements each. Remember the 1st 4 movements and then remember the 2nd 4 movements. That's probably the easiest way to remember it. Once you understand that and you got this part, then we're going to start working on the top layer. But I'm going to cover the special case for the middle layer in the next video 23. Mid-Layer | Special Case #1: Okay, So the special case for this middle layer, remember, we have the first layer solved. We're going to start working on the middle layer. So this is one of the special cases that you'll run into. Let's say you are trying to solve your little air. First thing you want to do is look in your top area and you're gonna be looking for a edge piece that does not have blue on it. So here, this one has blue, so we can't use it. This one has blue. We can't use that either. That one has blue. Well, that sucks. And Ah, this one has blue. So you're kind of stuck. You don't really know what to do. So what do we do in this situation? Clearly, our middle layer is not solved, and we have to fix that, but we don't have any pieces to work with. So here's what we're gonna dio We're going to start by looking for a piece in our middle layer that does not belong is not solved. So here we know this one's not solved. This one is not solved because you know, these colors don't match. This one is not solved. It's in the right spot that needs to be flipped. But, ah, same thing for this one needs to be flipped. So all of these are in the wrong spot or need to be taken out and replaced in the correct orientation. So what we're gonna do is just pick any one of these that need to be removed. You can either have it on your right side or have it on your left side. Either one. Whatever algorithm you more comfortable with, you'll see in a moment. And it's the exact same Algren that you already learned in order to place an edge to the right or to the left. So let's say orange and yellow. I'm going to kick that one out. And when I when I do is I'm gonna essentially move this piece using that algorithm, move it into that slot using the algorithm we already learned, and it's gonna kick it out into the top layer somewhere. Give me something to work with. So if I hold this piece on my left, I'm gonna perform the left hand algorithm. But if I want the piece on the right kicked out, I'm gonna perform the right hand algorithm. I can pick any one of these blue pieces because remember, blue pieces are kind of the same thing as these invisible squares not invisible, but, uh, stick Earless, they just don't matter. So it doesn't really matter which one I put in there. I'm just trying to get the peace that I need up where I can use it. So if I'm gonna kick this red and yellow piece out, I'm gonna pick any one of these in the top layer I want It doesn't matter. And I'm going to perform the right hand algorithm because I have the piece I want to kick out on my right. If I had the piece I wanted to kick out on my left, I would perform the left hand algorithm. So in this example, since we haven't done the left one in a bit, I'm gonna use the left hand algorithm gonna kick this piece out, and this piece is red and yellow. We're going to start by doing a up inverted left, inverted up, left up, inverted. I'm sorry. My apologies up my bad. Ah, front up, inverted and front inverted. Now we have a blue piece in there. We know that. We just kicked that piece up somewhere, so we've got to find it. And there we go, a piece that does not have blue on it. We have read and we have yellow. So now we're going to start by lining up our side color, which is here, and then we're going Teoh, look at the basically the direction of movement by looking at the top color. So here we have yellow and I know the yellow side is right here. So I'm going to move this piece to the right and we're basically to continue Ah, solving it the way that I showed you in the previous videos, there is one special case that I haven't addressed yet. It's gonna be something like this will show you in just a moment. 24. Mid-Layer | Special Case #2: So this is the special case. Second special case, I would say that you might run into you're trying to solve your middle layer and you notice everything's blue. But you have this piece say everything else is solved. Just have this one and it just needs to be flipped essentially, like almost if you can almost just take it out, flip it, put it back in. But this is fixable and is actually the same special case that we ran into before we have to. In order to fix this piece, we have to kick it out and we have to put it back in properly. And the way we do that is by moving any of these pieces up here. Any of these edge blue pieces have blue on him, and we're gonna moving in there either from here to there or from here to there. Either way, whatever algorithm you're more comfortable with, if you're more comfortable with using the right hand algorithm, move it to the right by placing the piece on the right. If you're more comfortable with left hand algorithm, place the piece you want to kick out on the left and then perform the left hand algorithm. So I'm going to be doing the left hand algorithm just to kick this piece out. And we're gonna do the left hand algorithm, which is going to be up inverted, left, inverted up, left up, front, up, inverted, front, inverted. And now we're going to search in this top area for the peace we kicked out. This one has blue, so we can't use it. That one has blue. There we go. Doesn't have blue on the top or the side. We're going to start by lining up this front color. We have red We need Bring it to the red side on the red side is back here. We're gonna move this piece back here just like this. So now we have read matching red, and we know we have to establish Thea direction of movement. So we're gonna look here at the white, which is attached to it and why it is on the left. So we know winning this piece needs to be moved to the left. So we're going to start by doing our left hand algorithm first. Gonna make this piece face us just like this, and we're gonna performer left algorithm again. So left algorithm is going to be up inverted, left, inverted up, left up, front, up inverted, front, inverted. And there you go. So those are the two special cases for the middle layer. You will not run into any other special cases similar to that. If you get stuck at any point, just re watch these videos, and they should be addressing some issue that you're that you may encounter when it comes to solving this. Now keep in mind, I'm solving green to start. So if you're getting confused as faras colors, maybe starting over in solving green will help you understand what I'm talking about A little bit easier. So that way you can follow along with the same colors that I'm using. 25. The Top Layer Patterns: So if you're at this point where your 1st 2 layers air completed congratulations. Now we're gonna be working on the last layer. You're almost there. Got a little bit further to go. So after you've established solving your 1st 2 layers, you're going to start working on your last layer. First thing we have to do similar to the very first side that we solved. We're trying to get across. We're trying to establish across, and the way we have to do that is by manipulating these blue colors on in this edge. Remember, corners. Right now, we currently don't care about trying to manipulate these in order to make our cross. First thing we have to do is just make a blue cross. I solve green, so the opposite color is blue. So I'm looking for a blue cross. But if you solved any other color, just look at the opposite color that you first started solving and that's the color cross or trying to make. So there are going to be four four different patterns of, in my case of blue that you will see and we're just looking at edges were not looking at corners. Keep that in mind. So the first pattern we're gonna be looking for is a dot just like this and I explain the album to you in a second, but I just want you to understand the four different patterns we're gonna be looking at. If you have a dot you're going to be holding it in any orientation here as long as it is on top. And then the 2nd 1 we're looking for is a backwards L in your top left corner just like this. Don't worry about the corner. Even though that's blue. We're not worried about that. We're just looking here. So this is a backwards l in my top left corner. And if you have this pattern, you would be holding it like this for the algorithm. Next one is going to be called a line is what we call it. Well, actually, set up a better line for you. So here is a line. So line is just gonna be straight across. If you have it like this, just move the cube. You want to hold it like this for this next algorithm and then the last of the four patterns you're gonna run into is a cross, and I will actually set this up one way for you. So you can kind of understand what I'm talking about. So, cross, Here we go. So this is the last four of the four patterns that you may want to encounter. If you happen to immediately get the cross after you finish your 1st 2 layers, it does sometimes happen. Good job. That's basically skip this step and move onto the next one. But in the event that you don't have a cross, you're going to need to know how to get to the cross if you have one of those three patterns that aren't the cross, so I'm going to start by working from the dot, which is the very beginning of the pattern, and then so the order in which it goes in and I'm gonna explain the algorithm in a moment, I'm just trying to show you the patterns. The order it goes in is dot backwards l line and cross the higher you up, you are up in Ah, in that order, the less albums you're gonna have to do in order to get to the cross. So that's basically what that means. So I'm gonna start explaining the algorithm to you as far as how to go about solving your top cross. 26. Creating your Top Cross: So now that you understand the different patterns that you may encounter in your top layer , we're going to actually address the different algorithms in order for you to solve it. So starting off with the dot the album is going to be the same for any pattern you may have . So starting with the dot you're gonna hold in any orientation like this that you want, the algorithm goes like this front. So in turn, the front face clockwise right up, right, inverted up, inverted, front, inverted. And that will bring you to the second pattern in the lineup, which is our backwards l After you finish, the album's gonna kind of look like this I have to do is move the whole Cuba rounds. You get your backwards, Ellen, your top left corner. Once you have this, you're gonna hold the cube just like this. If you already have the backwards l just get lined up just like this and we're gonna be ready for the algorithm again. It's going to the exact same algorithms were going to do front Right up, right, inverted up, inverted front, inverted. Now we have the line. We have one more algorithm to do in order to get to our cross. So we're gonna hold the line from hand to hand just going across just like that. If you do it like this, it's going, Teoh. And let's say you perform the algorithm like this is gonna bring you back to the dot You're gonna be starting at square one all over again, so make sure you don't do that. Hold it from hand, hand and perform this algorithm. You'll go straight to the cross. So just like this front right up, right, inverted up, inverted front, inverted. And there you go. You have your cross. Now there aren't any special cases for this cross. Just those four patterns that you may encounter. Once you understand how to hold them and how to execute the proper algorithm, you will get to the cross. The only thing that you may encounter is if you didn't rebuild your cube and then scramble it and it's a really old cube, they may encounter something similar to this. And in this situation you have basically have a backwards l and you have a line at the same time. This is considered an impossible solve. You cannot solve this cube in the in the orientation, it is. If you run into this, I highly suggest that you take your Cuba part and rebuild. It solved. I have a video showing that, uh, exactly how dissembling how to rebuild it. And once you have it rebuilt, scramble and solve it again because right here, where it's at, the only way you can fix that maybe is by taking this piece out and putting it back in properly. But if your cube was in that state to begin with, your corners might also be twisted, which can also produce an impossible solve. So if that's the case, I highly recommend if you run into a backwards l and A line at the same time disassembled the cube and rebuild it start over because it's going to be a pain. And you're really gonna hate solving. If you realize you perform all these algorithms and then you can't even solve it in the end , it's gonna be very frustrating. So make sure that you have your cross and you don't have any of those weird patterns. So now we're gonna end up moving to cross orientation. So now that you have your cross established. Just like how we did our first cross back here. We had to make sure our primary colors were there. We also had to make sure their secondary colors were there. Red read. Yellow, yellow, orange, orange. We have to make sure the same thing is here. Because here we have our cross taken care of. We have red red, which is good, but here orange yellow doesn't match, and then yellow orange doesn't match. Are whites are good, So we're gonna be able to find out how to take care of that with another algorithm. We're gonna learn in just a moment. 27. Lining up your Top Cross: So now that you're at the position where you're ready to take care of your cross orientation Ah, you have established a top cross. 1st 2 layers are solved. We're going to work on cross orientation. Cross orientation is going to be talking about making sure the secondary colors on your cross here are matching all the way around. So essentially, it will kind of look not what the corners solved here, but it'll look like a solved regular cross. But on the top layer. So what we're gonna start by doing and there is a special case and I'll address that. After I do this one, you're going to turn the cube. You can turn this top layer as much as you want. It's not going to affect anything. You're going to try and line up to side colors on your cross. So right here, nothing is lining up in my cross area. So I'm just gonna move it over once, and I'm gonna scan and look for anything that matches up. Still, nothing matches up. Okay, that one matches up, but nothing else does. So if you have a proper if you basically have a properly scrambled cube and what I mean by properly scrambled is you don't have an impossible solve. As if someone had taken it apart and put it back together improperly, It can be literally impossible to solve it. You will not be able to solve it unless you assemble it like reassemble it and, uh, scramble it after that so I don't have a set up or you have an impossible self. So here we have one. But you will always have to that line up. They might be next to each other or they might be apart from each other and the then being apart from each other is what I consider a special case. And I'll address that in another video, probably the next one after this. But since I only see one that lines up, we're gonna turn it again. And now I see one here and I see one there, so we have to next to each other to that line up. This is considered normal. This is considered a normal cross solution. If there apart from each other, you have an extra step. I'll address that in a moment. So when you find the two next to each other. You're going to hold one of them in your right hand, and you're gonna hold the other one in the back of the Cube just like that. So the first thing you're going to do is you're going to perform this algorithm. You're gonna do this algorithm just one time, and it will take care of these two. Essentially, you're trying to flip this one over here and that one over there. So the orange lines up the orange and the yellow lines up with the yellow, so that's what's gonna do. But it's gonna keep the rest of your cube. And these two in the exact same position is where you left them. So here is the algorithm. I'm gonna tell you the algorithm itself, and then I'm also going to show you the way I remember it, which isn't, you know, right? Inverted, left inverted stuff like that. It's gonna be a little bit easier to follow. The way I see it, at least. So hold it right hand and one away from you. And you're going to do this right up, right, inverted up. Right. You too is moving the top twice. It doesn't matter which direction because if you move the top twice, it will go the same. It'll end up in the same position anyway. So you two is turning the top twice and then right, Inverted up some. Now check your cross. We have blue, blue, white, white. That's good. Blue, blue, orange oranges. Good blue, blue, yellow. Yellow is good and blue, blue, red, red Done. Your cross is done. Now you have to move on to the corners. But like I said, I'm going to address that special case where it's across from each other, and I'll take care of that in the next video. 28. Top Cross Special Case: So you're in the position where you're trying to solve your top cross or your blue cross your last layer cross and you find the to that match up. But there, across from each other and they're not next to each other like we consider normal. So in this situation, we have red lined up here blue, blue, red, red. And here we have blue, blue, orange, orange and their right across from each other. And no matter which way we turn it, we cannot get to adjacent ones. We got the used to line up. They're still across from each other, but we can't get to adjacent edges. Tow line up. They're always across from each other. So when you run into this situation, it's very easy. It's the exact same algorithms before, but you have to perform it twice, and I'll show you exactly what I mean by that. So when you find the two across from each other, have one face you and have the other one in the back. You're gonna perform this algorithm right up, right? Inverted up, right. You to turn the top twice Doesn't matter which direction you turn it. Just turn it two times and right, inverted. Don't do the final up in this situation. You're going tohave the two lined up next to each other right here. And we still have these two that don't match. So what you're gonna do is immediately just turn the whole cube, put one of the solved ones in your right hand and put one of the other solved ones in the back. And then you're gonna perform this. Ah, edge are there, say cross orientation algorithm The same as you normally would when they're next to each other. So we're gonna go right up, right? Inverted up. Right. You too. Right. Inverted up. And there you go. You're crosses solved. So I'm going to show you the way that I like to remember this algorithm. It was set up. Ah, cross. There we go. So we have this one. We have this one that are lined up. So in a place, this one in my right hand place this one in the back, and this is how I like to remember this algorithm. You're gonna look down this block right here. The one in the to You're gonna kind of act like their kids It sounds weird, but this is how I remember it. I call it the kids algorithm. It kind of makes sense. So basically, you opened the door like this and you kick the kids out. I know it's funny, would just follow me, so I'll start over. So you open the door, kick the kids out, you close the door, they run away, you open the door, they run back in the house, you close the door and you lock it. And that's how you perform that algorithm. It's a little bit easier to remember than right, inverted, left, inverted, upright and all that stuff. So that's how I like to remember it. And as long as you kind of build a story or something like that with these algorithms, it's gonna be a lot easier to do. And the more you do it, the easier these allegations are gonna be. So now, without algorithm taking care of, you can see that this is totally solved. As far as the cross is concerned, the last thing we have to do is work on our corners, and you are literally just one more step or so. And you got the whole cube solved. So good job. We're going address the corners of the next video 29. Setting up your Top Corners: So you have your 1st 2 layers solved and you now have your cross oriented correctly. Now that you're crosses correctly oriented, you can no longer move this cross or you will break your cross all way around. The only time you can move it is if you are in the process of an algorithm and algorithm will save everything. It's like hitting the save button. But you just updated. It essentially is probably best way to put it, kind of like in a video game. So now that we have our cross oriented, first thing we're gonna do is we're gonna find a corner in the top layer here that is in the right spot, but not flip the right way or one that is solved, just the corner. So what we're gonna be looking for is a corner. It's in the right spot, kind of like this one. But this one is not flip the right way. So essentially we have here. This is a blue, white, red sides. So the corner that belongs here should be blue, white and red. So here we have blue, white and red, so this corner is in the right spot. But it's not flip the right way. The other thing we would be looking for is a corner that it's solved so and this is weird. Don't try this on your cube. This is my cubits made specifically for stuff like this. So this is a solved corner. This is what a soft corner would look like. So this is the other situation that you are looking for, but either one is fine. Just move that back. So now that we have this situation, we found one that's in the right spot but not flip the right way. That's good. That's the first thing that you have to do when you find that corner that's either solved or in the right spot, not flip the right way. We're going to position that on our top, right? Just like this of our front face. So right there. Now we're gonna focus all of our attention on this corner right here. Where we're gonna be doing is seeing if this corner is in the right spot, but not flip the right way or salt. We don't care about these two corners back there at the moment. We're just focusing on this one, essentially this one. If this one is not in the right spot, it's telling us the status of the other two corners. We know these two are not in the right spot if this one is not in the right spot. So if you see that's not in the right spot and neither is this one back here. So this one will tell us everything we need to know about these. If this one is solved or in the right spot, not flip the right way, then we know those air in the right spot as well. So remember, this is our one that's either solved or in the right spot, not flip the right way. We're gonna keep that in our right side, and then this one is not in the right spot. So now we know we need to perform the algorithm we're going to do in order to get our corners in the right spot, and we'll take care of that next 30. Orienting your Top Corners: So hopefully you've gotten to the point where you have located a corner that's in the right spot and not flip the right way similar to this one. For example, we have blue, red and white, and this is a blue, red and white piece, so we know it belongs here, but it's just not flip the right way. If you are in the position where you can't locate a piece that's either solved or in the right place and not flip the right way, just wait for the next video. I will be explaining that. I basically consider that a special case. We'll go over that in just a moment. But if you are one of the people that do have this situation, once you locate a corner that's either solved or in the right place and not flip the right way similar to this one, you're going to place it in the top right of your front face. So will the face right in front of you. You're gonna place it right here, and then you're immediately going to move your attention to this corner right here. You're gonna look at this corner and ask yourself, Is this corner either solved or is it in the right place and not flip the right way? We're gonna easily be able to tell by looking at the colors that surround it as well as the colors on the piece itself. So here we have blue, orange and white, and I will look here we have blue, orange and yellow, so this piece does not belong there. So when you run into this situation, you know you have to perform the algorithm I'm about to teach you. If it is in the right spot and not flip the right way or solved, you basically skip this step and move on to the last step of the cube. So I know that this piece is not in the right spot. So I know I need to perform an algorithm to try and get ah, corner in the right spot right there. And also this corner is basically telling us the status of the other two corners back here . So if this one is not in the right spot that I know that these two are not in the right spot either, and we can easily tell by looking at it there and this one is not in the right spot either . So when this one is in the right spot or it is solved, that tells me the other two should be either in the right spot and I flip the right way or solved. So here's what we're gonna do. First, we're gonna locate our corner that's in the right spot, not flipped the right way or solved. We're gonna place it in the top right hand corner. You inspect the left corner right here. And if this is not in the right spot, you perform this algorithm. We're going to start by going up right up, inverted, left, inverted up, right, inverted up, inverted left. And immediately when you're done with that algorithm, going to check this corner again and see if it's in the right spot and not flip the right way or solved. Here we have blue, orange and white, and here we have blue, red and yellow. So that's definitely not in the right spot. When you run into this, you're gonna do the algorithm again. In your situation, you may only have to do this algorithm one time, and then it will be fixed. But in my situation. I have to do it multiple times. So all we're gonna do is just perform the algorithm again. So we're gonna go up right up, inverted, left, inverted up, right, inverted up, inverted, left. And then we will check the corner again. So here we have blue, orange and white. We have blue, orange and white surrounding it. Now I know that this corner is in the right spot. It may not be solved, but this is the goal we're trying to get to right now is at least get it in the right spot . So now that I know that this is in the right spot, I should be able to tell that these two are in the right spot. Because remember, this one tells me the status of the other two. So let's check those. This one is in the right spot. We have blue, orange, yellow. We have blue, orange and yellow. Well, check this one. We have blue, yellow, red, and we have blue, yellow and red. So now I know all four of my corners are now in the right spot, and you may be in a position where you only have one corner that you have to do. And if that's the case, you're gonna have to rebuild the cube because essentially that means that it's been, uh, taken apart and reassembled improperly. So you're always going to have 23 or four corners that you're going to have to do this last step to and you'll be seeing that in just a moment. I'll explain in better detail. And if you are, are in the position where you can't locate a corner that is in the right place, not flip the right way or solved in the next video, I'm going to explain how to get around. That's pretty easy. 31. Top Corners Special Case: Okay, so you're trying to solve your top layer corners, but you everywhere you look, you can't find a corner that is either solved or in the right place and not flip the right way. I get it. It's frustrating. So it's a very, very simple ah wave of getting this. So essentially you're going to do the same algorithm that you would if he did find one. And this is going to be the algorithm in order to find a piece that you can use the algorithm is you basically holding any side cause you can't find a anyone that is in the right spot and not flip the right way or solved so you can hold It is anywhere you want, as long as we have the final call you're trying to solve on top just like this. So the algorithm is going to be up right up, inverted, left, inverted up, right, inverted up, inverted, left. And now you're going to look in these four corners for an area that you have a corner that's in the right spot, not flip the right way or solved. Now here. There we go. We got one right now, so that algorithm basically shifts these corners around to try and put one in the right spot. That's basically what the algorithm does. So here we found one. Now that we found one, we're gonna hold it in our front, right, Just like this. And we're going to look at this one right here. So this one is not in the right spot, and it is not solved. So we know we have to perform the algorithm again. So we're going to start by holding our one that's in the right spot right here, and we're gonna perform the algorithm again. The algorithm goes up right up, inverted, left, inverted up, right, inverted up, inverted, left. And then we will check this side and is currently in the right spot and not flip the right way, which is good. So now we know the status of the other two. If this one's in the right spot, we know these two are in the right spot. We have that one that's solved, and this one that's in the right spot not flip the right way. So once you get into this situation where all four corners are either solved when you solve the Cube or they're all in the right spot, not flip the right way, or in some orientation like that, they're basically all in the right spot. You are pretty much ready for the last step of the Cube. And when I had addressed in this video was a special case for this corner situation. And you should be able to find a corner by performing that algorithm and then once you find it, just follow those steps and you'll be able to get to this, uh, this position right here and now we're ready for the last step of solving this cube. 32. The Final Step: So you're in the position where you're ready to do the last step of solving this cube, all four of your corners or in the right spot and not flip the right way or solved. And this is your situation. You're ready for the last step. Essentially, you're going to find any of these three corners that you want to start with. You can pick anyone that you want, as long as it's not solved. If it's solved, it solved. Don't mess with it. We're gonna mess with these ones that any be flipped. So we're gonna pick any one of these three right here, and I'm gonna start with this one just to make life easy. So we're gonna start here and we're gonna perform. Believe it or not, it's kind of funny. The very first Ah, I would say the first corner algorithm you learned recently doing it all over again. Now it is very important that you do this algorithm in the four movements of the algorithm . If you short, I guess you could say short stroke it, I guess. And you do three because you see it solved. And I'll explain this in a second. You have You will end up screwing up the whole cube and you have to start all over. So here is what you do. So start with one of the ones that need to be flipped in your top, right. And we're gonna perform this algorithm. We're gonna go towards you all right, Towards the left, away from you to the right, which is what I usedto. Ah, I used to explain to you guys earlier, so the algorithm is going to be right and varied down, inverted right down. Then you're gonna look here, Remember, you always do it in those four increments. Fry inverted down, inverted right down, and then check. So now here. It's not solved. We're gonna continue, right? Inverted down, inverted right down. Check again. It's not solid. We're going. Continue, right. Inverted down, Inverted right down. Still not solved. We'll go again, right? Inverted down, inverted right down. And now it's solved. We know it's solved because you see blue blue, white weight read. Read. Now, keep in mind. You might have to do that algorithm just one time. You might have to do it, you know, three or four times. It just depends on your scramble, so you might have to do it more times. You might have to do it less. Just once you get to this point where it's solved, that's where you stop. And you're gonna move on to the next step. So the next one, instead of moving over to the next one and starting to do your album to that one because you scrambled this cube using this side, you're gonna move either one of these two over to that corner, and you're gonna perform the exact same function that you did before. Yes. You're breaking your cross and doing this. It's fine for this last step so you can solve the Cube. So we're gonna continue. We're gonna start right? Inverted down, inverted right down. It's not solved. Gonna continue. Right? Inverted down, inverted right down. Still not solved. Right. Inverted down, Inverted right down. Not solved yet. Right. Inverted down. Inverted, right. Even though it's solved, we have to move it down. We have to do that last piece, always in four movements. Otherwise you are going to start a whole over. So now, even though we shifted this whole cube over in order to do this one. It is solved. Once you see blue on top, you see blue on top. You see? Right on the side. You see yellow on the side. These all match this corner is now solved. Now we're gonna do the same thing we just did with the last one. You might have to do all four corners. You might only have to do two corners. If you only have to do one corner, you have to, like, just one corner from when? Before you started any of this, you're gonna have to rebuild the Cube because it's improperly, um, assembled. I would say it is basically an impossible solved. So if you're always gonna have either 23 or four corners that you have to do this to So we're gonna start moving this one back over. And when a performer algorithm, right, Inverted down, inverted right down. Not solved. Right. Inverted down, inverted right down. Not solved. Right. Inverted down. Inverted rights down. Not solved. Right. Inverted down, Inverted right down. Solved and line it up. And there you go. You have successfully solved a Rubik's Cube. Now you're gonna have a lot of fun from here on out you may have to write down a lot of these algorithms and ah, help with your memorization. Have a little cheat sheet with you. Trust me. Having this at the D. M. V is probably your best friend to kill a lot of time and have some fun. So good job. 33. Congratulations!: So if you guys are watching this video that you guys have made it. Congratulations. You finish the course. I didn't want to make one more point here. And if you practice this enough, you will be able to start moving forward and pick up a couple of shortcuts and stuff like that. I actually do have a video that is already up that is meant for people who finish this and get it pretty down. And you're ready to move on to something that gets you a little bit faster. That is going to be the secrets to solve faster. Go ahead and click on my, um, my page, where you can see all the courses that I have up and that one is actually gonna be much shorter course, not as long as this. But go ahead and take a look at that and hopefully you'll be able to get some valuable information from that. And then once you're done with that course, I have another course as well that I'll be posting as well. Also, I'd like to mention that if you guys are interested in picking this cube up as well as any other cubes or equipment that I would recommend for someone who's just starting out. It will always be a link and the description of the video or the course. Just go ahead and take a look. I will try and put it in the description of this video personally. So that way, you guys can go to the link and pick something up. As you can tell during this course, you can see that this cube moves around. Ah, bit better than something You probably pick up at Walmart, and it's actually very inexpensive. So congratulations, you guys. I hope you guys have fun. Please let me know what you think about this, and I would love to hear from you a good job and I'll see you guys next time.