How to solve the Rubik’s Cube – Fridrich Method (CFOP) Stage 3

Solving (orienting) the top side

Just like in the other solution guide, our goal here is to get the top side all yellow. To do this we orient (flip them up the right way) the edges, followed by the corners. We first have to orient the edges, and this is done in the same way as before, except we have one extra algorithm that may help you save time for the case where there are 4 edges flipped. This algorithm consists of the first two, which you probably already know.

F R U R’ U’ F’

F U R U’ R’ F’


F R U R’ U’ F’ U2 F U R U’ R’ F’

For corner orientation, it helps to learn all 7 cases. You might notice some similarities between some of the algorithms.

R U R’ U R U2 R’

R U2 R’ U’ R U’ R’

L F R’ F’ L’ F R F’

U’ R2 D R’ U2 R D’ R’ U2 R’


L’ U’ L’ U R U’ L U R’ L

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