## How To Solve The 3x3 Rubik's Cube

This is a super simple Rubik's Cube tutorial, where you don't need to learn move notation or long algorithms.

With some practice, you should be able to solve the cube in about 2-4 minutes. If you want to get even faster, you should learn How to do Finger Tricks and learn the CFOP Method.

Below are the steps from the video, for reference.

## Example Solve

You can also watch the beginner method example solve in case anything is unclear.

If you have any further questions, you can go to the video and leave a comment, which I try my best to answer.

## Step 3. Second Layer

### How to memorize this algorithm:

• Turn the top with your right hand
• Do the right 4-moves
• Rotate the cube to face the right side
• Do the left 4-moves

### How to memorize this algorithm:

• Turn the top with your left hand
• Do the left 4-moves
• Rotate the cube to face the left side
• Do the right 4-moves

## Step 4. Top Cross

### How to memorize this algorithm:

• Turn the front clockwise
• Do the 4-move sequence
• Turn the front counterclockwise

## Step 5. Match Cross Colors

### How to memorize this algorithm:

• The first 3 moves of the 4-move sequence.
• Look at the pair of pieces from the bottom.
• Watch how they move away, and then back into the bottom.

## Step 6. Match Corners

### How to memorize this algorithm:

• Turn the top with your right hand, then turn the right side up
• Turn the top with your left hand, then turn the left side up
• Repeat, but go down instead of up

## Step 7. Solve the Cube!

### Common mistakes:

• Turning the whole cube to get the next corner to the bottom/right. Make sure you turn only the bottom layer.
• Not finishing the 4-moves because the corner is solved after 3 moves. Make sure you always finish the 4-moves.

## Next Steps

Congrats on solving the Rubik's Cube! With practice, you should be able to do this in a few minutes, or even under 1 minute if you practice a lot. Some people stop there, which is totally fine. But if you want to get even faster, you should learn How to do Finger Tricks and learn the CFOP Method, which is most of the fastest cubers use.

My advice is that you should not rush to learn new things until you're well practiced with what you know, otherwise it can feel overwhelming. CFOP does have many algorithms to memorize, but don't be pressured into thinking that learning more algorithms is what makes you faster in the end. Cubing is much more interesting because that is NOT the case, and there's much more to learn besides algorithms. Check out my sub-11 second average using a total of 16 algorithms, which is part of what you learn with beginner CFOP.

## People who share the hobby

There is an active community of cubers with hundreds of thousands of people who just enjoy speedsolving and/or solving a variety of puzzles! You can find us on Reddit, Facebook, the SpeedSolving Forums, and other decentralized places like YouTube and Instagram.

The World Cube Association (WCA) handles cubing events and official records. You can use their website to check world records, and look for competitions near you. You might be thinking, "competitions!?" Competitions are actually just events where cubers can meet up and hang out (and do some official solves). No cuber has ever told me they regret going, and most people (including myself) regret not going early enough. I highly encourage checking it out.

Although I highly recommend it, you don't have to subscribe to my YouTube channel. But if you ever have a question about anything, feel free to leave a comment on one of my videos! I try my best to reply to questions.