Rubik's Cube 3x3 Notes
Personal notes on solving 3x3 cube.
Edit: Don't do this often enough, additional notes for the third layer
Third Layer Surface Cross
third layer: F R U R' U' F'
Repeat this three time if only yellow center is valid.
Repeat this twice if yellow layer is a small L away from front side.
Repeat this once if yellow is a horizontal line left-right.
This should result in a yellow-cross on the top-surface only!
Third Layer Surface Cross Walls
This rotates the three edges away from the front face counter-clockwise. Do until the wall edges aligns with the cross.
R U R' U R U U R'
Third Layer Corner Pieces
The following rotates the corner pieces in the rear triangular surface. Rotate until the top corner pieces are aligned.
U R U' L' U R' U' L
Flip the corner pieces closest to you Front/Right (re-orient), do this and always keep the corner you want to solve F/R. rotate the top surface. Keep doing this until the cube is solved!
R' D' R D
My notes, third layer was an older algorithm, which now I don't really recall to follow anymore (at least not how to solve the yellow cross)Download PDF