Solve the 3x3 Rubik's Cube

Solve the Rubik's Cube 3x3 in 9 simple steps with our how-to guides:

Mobile-Friendly Guide

Our mobile-friendly guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to solve a 3x3 Rubik's cube.

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Video Tutorial

Introduction

Getting to know the Rubik’s Cube

The Daisy

SOLVE LAYER ONE – STEP 1: Create A Daisy

The White Cross

SOLVE LAYER ONE – STEP 2: Create A White Cross With Matched Edges And Center Pieces

The White Corners

SOLVE LAYER ONE – Step 3: Solve The White Corners

The Middle Layer

SOLVE MIDDLE LAYER

The Yellow Cross

SOLVE FINAL LAYER – Step 1: Make A Yellow Cross

Orient The Yellow Corners

SOLVE FINAL LAYER – Step 2: Orient the Corners
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Position The Yellow Corner

SOLVE FINAL LAYER – Step 3: Position The Yellow Corners
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Position The Yellow Edges

SOLVE THE FINAL LAYER – Step 4: Position The Yellow Edges
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So what’s next?

After solving the Rubik's Cube you might want to enjoy a well-earned rest. It's a great achievement to solve a Rubik’s Cube, so give yourself a round of applause! You did it, well done!

 

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