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How to Solve the Rubik's Cube

Beginner's Guide


1b. Solve Top Layer Corners


After you have a yellow cross on top, solve the yellow corners.

  1. Find the Yellow-Red-Blue corner piece. If it is in the top layer, hold your cube so this piece is at the top-right. Move it down to the bottom like this:
    Moving a corner piece to the bottom.
  2. Turn the bottom so the Yellow-Red-Blue piece is at the corner of the red and blue sides. The corner piece will be oriented in 1 of 3 ways:
    Moving a corner piece to the bottom.
  3. Find the yellow side of the Yellow-Red-Blue corner piece.
  1. If the yellow side is on the right, do these turns:
    Moving a corner piece
  2. If the yellow side is in front, do these turns:
    Moving a corner piece
  3. If the yellow side is on the bottom, do these turns. That puts the yellow side on the right, so do the turns under "a", above to solve the corner.
    Moving a corner piece

Solve the other 3 corners the same way, then go to Step 2.