A List of Every Rubik's Cube Algorithm You Will Ever Need
A List of All the Rubik's Cube Algorithms
Rubik's cube is a widely popular mechanical puzzle that requires a series of movement sequences, or algorithms, in order to be solved. Many of you have likely watched the tutorial videos that teach you how to solve the cube, but don't know or cannot remember those long, boring algorithms.
Therefore, I have created a handy cheat sheet of the algorithms that you can whip out at a moment's notice and use to solve the Rubik's Cube with ease. If you're looking for a guide or tutorial that shows you how to solve the Rubik's Cube, there are plenty articles and videos out there to help you (I've included a couple of great videos at the end of this hub). However, this hub likely won't make much sense or be very useful unless you already know the basics of how to solve a Rubik's Cube.
The Basic Movement Notations!
Understanding the basic move notations are essential to understanding the algorithms. Each notation designates one of the cube layers that should be turned clockwise 90 degrees (or 1/4 of the way around the cube).
Standard notation for the Cube is UP, DOWN, RIGHT, LEFT, FACE, and BACK, or U, D, R, L, F, B for short. These refer to the different layers of the cube. Remember, though, that the notations are all relative and are determined based on the Cube's orientation. FACE, for instance, refers to the layer that faces you when you hold the cube.
When the notation has an apostrophe  for example U'  that means you should move that layer counterclockwise 90 degrees. See the full list of movement notations below.
Quick List of Rubik's Cube Algorithms 3x3
Step
 Algorithm


1. Getting the "white cross"
 F' U L' U'

2. Placing the corners of the cross
 R' D' R D

3a. Right edge piece placement
 U R U' Ri U' F' U F

3b. Left edge piece placement
 U' L' U L U F U' F'

4. The white cross
 F R U R' U' F'

5. Aligning the third layer center pieces
 R U R' U R U U R'

6. Aligning the third layer corner pieces
 U R U' L' U R' U' L

7. Finishing the cube
 R' D' R D

1. Getting the White Cross
The first step in solving the Rubik's cube is to make the white cross. To match those colors up, perform the following sequence:
F' U L' U'
Or, follow these steps:
 front inverse (counterclockwise 90 degrees)
 up (clockwise 90 degrees)
 left inverse (counterclockwise 90 degrees)
 and up inverse (counterclockwise 90 degrees).
2. Placing the Corners
To place the corner piece from the bottom layer and fill in the cross, use the following algorithm:
R' D' R D
3. Placing the Middle Layer Edge Pieces
It is necessary to use the following algorithm to place the edge pieces and to complete the second layer. These algorithms are for two separate cases: 1) when you need to move the edge piece to the right, and 2) when you need to move the edge piece to the left.
 Right edgepiece placement: U R U' R' U' F' U F
 Left edgepiece placement: U' L' U L U F U' F'
4. The Second White Cross
To make the white top cross without disturbing the rest of the cube, you should use the following algorithm. This algorithm has to be used three times when only the centre color is white, twice when there is a pattern that looks like an "L," and once when there is a straight horizontal line like "".The algorithm is:
F R U R' U' F'
5. Aligning the Third Layer Center Pieces
The edges of the third layer have to be aligned successfully with their respective colours. To accomplish this task, use the following algorithm.
R U R' U R U U R'
6. Aligning the Third Layer Corner Pieces
The following algorithm is used to align the corner pieces in the third layer. The order in which the colours are aligned does not matter. The algorithm is:
U R U' L' U R' U' L
7. Placing the Corners and Finishing the Cube
This last algorithm is ironically the simplest! It will help you pcorrectly place the aligned blocks in their correct position, one piece at a time. The algorithm:
R' D' R D
The Cube Is Solved!!
The Second Part of Solving the Cube!
Don't Know How to Solve the Cube? Here's a Good Video!
Thoughts? Questions? Sing Out!
Don’t ask it does work you just need to keep trying and have patience
It helped me solve the Rubik’s cube for the first time
Not even white cross works
good job little kid
i c'ant get a white cross
So im just a smart kid that loves rubix cubes I am trying to be the best at it and I’m very intelligent
I’m just a smart kid that like to impress girls and my friends not to be cool but to help stop bullying and have fun
Excellent way for explaining. It required patience but finally I was able to solve
this helps a lot
The algorithm isn’t working at all it needs more detail I literally just got a Rubik's cub. and am trying to learn the algorithms but I can’t learn them if they don’t work, I know they should work but I can’t figure out why they aren’t working for me, can someone help a brother out.
how to orient the corner piece while solving the first layer
This works very well but there are various preparatory steps before applying the algorithms that are unclear, specially the last step.
Watch the video for more clarity.
it doesn't mentioned the algorithms place the nonhighlighted referenced edge and corner pieces one step counter clockwise with respect to each other. in the last step, make sure to do the last down side rotation before rotating the top side clockwise one quarter turn or one half turn, to get the corner piece in the top right of the front face before starting the right and down rotation algorithm again,multiple times, until the piece focused on is in the right position and orientation. this algorithm sequence is by far the easiest way for a beginner to solve the Rubik's Cube if you know the details I have just stated
All the comments on here are funny. If you do it the way he shows you it works. I got it and it keeps getting easier.
I posit that I will never need any Rubik's cube algorithms.
this didint work for me at the last stage the algorithm for the real thing is a lot longer
i have known how too for a long time
The movement notations image above needs to be corrected. The algorithms listed later are correct. But if you look at the movement notations, you’ll see that the arrows point to the left for both Up and Down, and then to the right for both Front and Back. The movement notations actually display U D’ F B’ not U D F B.
This doesn't work... I tryed it 5 times ....
I had a hard time at first but now I solve one Really quick
xander, go to rubik's cube official website, its very helpful
I have a Rubix
I had a 3x3 for almost 3 YEARS!!!!!! and I still dont know how to solve it
I can't break my rubik's cube
I solved it. Firstly it takes time but once u be familiar with the moves it get easy to solve. Have patience. Be strong and solve it.
Doesn’t work had the cube for 2 yrs never been able to do it
Step 6 and 7 never works....
I tried over and over it didn't work at all for me.
thank u so much it's so helpful i use this everyday
This is not working for me every video I watched was no help
Can anyone help me to solve my rubix cube 3x3
im on step 5 and this is my second day :0)
I did it!!!!
I have no white i have yellow black red orange green and blue so white cross algorithmn dosent work for me
love rubixs cube
step 7 doesn't work
Step 6 fails everytime. I have tried it very slow and methodical... a nope. I have tried going in reverse afterwards and cant get back to where i was.
or step 7...
Step 6 fails everytime. I have tried it very slow and methodical... a nope. I have tried going in reverse afterwards and cant get back to where i was.
I like to learn about 3x3 rubiks cube I love playing with it
You go so fast i didn't even under stand it
Wrong sides used in Step 3) Left edgepiece placement...
It should be U' F' U F U R U' R'
Not even the algorithm for the white cross is working for me! Any suggestions?
thank you so much for the help i can almost do it and it only took me 2 hours ad now im in to it and i will buy new ones
This helped me so much
The pictures are wrong. The picture for D actually shows D' Thats why you get to the last step and it destroys all your work
deathstar you need to watch the videos and the same time you are doing it
It worked but I had all ready known how to solve it this is just a different way how to solve it but I give the guy credit for learning a different way then the way I solve it
Step five and six are not working for me. Any suggestions?
there isn't enough information and it won't work
This so hard I can’t even do it
Peeps, learn f2l and youll be good
On number four when you have to get the second cross I never get any of the cases it shows and when I try the algorithm over and over I end up back at the start
You should've shown corner cutting
What dose Ri mean
This is very, very hard to do and so far I have no luck
the last step is impossible
the 7 stage undid all my progress. i only needed to do the last 3 peices
I don't get it
I’m usually a try person but this doesn’t make sense
It doesn’t work i tried 30 Times please help me solve this
So hard can't do
My cube ended up with 3 center peices in the last Row, And the algiruthns don't fix it, what do I do?
I have done the first step over 21 times and it doesn't work but it gets half of the cross and that's the most you'll get
It worked for me thank you
i cant do it
I don't get it
The first step won't work for me
i see a probem here:many people are not able to pass the first step because you dont say that you have to do it 21 times
I've followed algorithms similar to these and have ended up with the first and second layers completely solved, top solved and all but two cornered which need to be swapped with each other solved on the top layer.
It does work. For those that couldn't get it to work, keep going for you have much to learn.
Reapeat about 21 times until white cross appears.
I just want to let people know that this guide DOES work. All rubix algorithms are hard to follow at first. But take your time and understand all the steps. Only thing that need to be put in is for Step 7. You do this algorithm for the top right cube, and do it until that cube is in the correct orientation. After that you rotate ONLY the top of the cube to another corner that isn't oriented right. Once you do the last one the cube will be solved. If not you messed up somewhere, try again. Patience everyone and good luck l!
what does Ri stand for?
Can you post speed solving methods?
so hard can't do it
what about advanced patterns
Didn't work for me
I can't get past the first step plz help
Hi, I believe that the arrow for the "D movement" points in the wrong direction and perhaps, some people are failing to finish step 7 because of it.
It works!!!
it does not work at all
Great! It works, I started learning this cube layer wise and I can but this are the algorithms by which we can match without layer wise and some of my algorithms are here too, so guys it is working if u know how to do :)
I can't get past the first step because I don't know how many times to repeat it before the white cross appears. If you could answe this question that would be great.
i learned how to do 3x3 2x2 and the pyraminx! i will keep learning how to do different types next will probably be mirror cube or 4x4
I keep getting missing 1 piece of the cross on step 4 so what am I doing wrong? PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
Um my cube on stage 4 had one piece missing from the cross so what should I do now? I have search everywhere but everyone else gets 2 or 3. Please help me if you have the answer.
It didn't work for me it just wrecked the White.
I have an odd feeling about this. I would like someone to help me. The first step is the white cross. I tried it a LOT. And I never got ONE white cross. Is it supposed to be like that and I continue?
In the first picture showing the directions. The Down is backwards. If you watch his videos, you will see "Down inverted" is the only spin that is clockwise. He flicks it so the front face moves to the left.
https://eu.rubiks.com/blog/howtosolvetherubiks...
Easy for everyone, pictures and everything yw
Well I am going to try again but so far it hasn't worked so yeah
everything seems good up to Step 7...What is it???? It messed all my pieces up!
It's talking fore ever
Why did they say second white when it is yellow?
Doesn't work
Please make an easy one for me. Im a beginner! Also i can only make the 1st and 2nd layer of the rubix and i always make the white first then make the 2nd layer. i dont get this part!
somethings have to face a certain way for it to work.
hey for you guys that are seeing this, it really works and the ones that want an algorithms for any state there's no such thing as that. you need a lot of algorithms to solve the rubik's cube faster not just one. and it does take time so be patient.
It's not work
COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(
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