It is intended for those of you who can already solve the cube in a few minutes and want to get really fast. If you are a complete beginner, please, visit Jasmine’s . Discover the Fridrich method in detail. The fastest Rubik’s cube method to solve the 3×3. All the algorithms and formulas. Jessica Fridrich is a professor at Binghamton University, who specializes in data hiding The method describes solving the cube in a layer-by-layer fashion.

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Retrieved 15 June Retrieved from ” https: Look at your Rubik’s cube and try to see the optimal solution for solving the cross. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It has to be maximum once per pair, ideally just once or twice during the whole solve of the F2L. First, we will see how to orient the edges and then the corners.

CFOP Method – Wikipedia

Now you have everything to find the best F2L algorithms using Fridrich method. Some of them even happen less than 0. Jessica FridrichBinghamton University. Views Read Edit View history. Vision and thinking should be much faster too. The last layer steps OLL and PLL involve first orienting the last layer pieces, then permuting them into their correct positions. The major innovation of CFOP over beginner methods is its use of F2L, which solves the first two layers simultaneously.

Although the cases can be very different, some similar pattern often happen. The basic idea of the first 2 layers is to pair the edge and the corner. They were used the one after the other in the step 7 of the beginners method. The formulas can seem a bit long but they are quite easy to learn. How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube. Simulating moves mentally will help you for the next solves and you will become more and more familiar with efficient cross solving.


Every PLL formula has a name based on a letter. They also can be performed very quickly.

CFOP is heavily used and relied upon by many speedcubersincluding Rowe HesslerMats Valkand Feliks Zemdegs for its heavy reliance on algorithmspattern recognition and muscle memory ; as opposed to more intuitive methods such as the Roux or Petrus method. Here are the magic algorithms:.

Now insert the pair into its slot. To do this, I will still help you by showing you a few basic cases. If on one fridrivh the two corners have the same color, then they can be considered as solved and the other two will need to be permuted. Because if everything that is solved is in the back, then it is much easier to find what to solve next.

CFOP Method

When the cross is prepared a fridrjch turn to the solved position, it is particularly easy because all you need is to focus on opposite colors. Or the two corners are next to each other and the yellows are not on the same side. On the following example, we can see that a simple rotation of the right face will pair the red white bleu corner and the red blue edge.

This is probably the hardest part of the Fridrich method. Good control of the cube. Either one face is completely finished or none is.

I would recommend you to start with the formulas that orient 3 cornersbecause they are easy and you know them already. It doesn’t corner twist as often nor does it lock up.


More precisely, every time you solve a corner, just associate the corresponding edge and solve both at the same time.

The sub-steps are solving the edges and then the corners. Advanced solution for Rubik’s cube 3×3. Before letting you play with your Rubik’s cube, I would still like to teach you a couple of tips. Or do you feel like you need a better cube? It is up to you to find your own style and solution.

How to Solve the Rubik’s Cube/CFOP

It is the key to solve the cube under 20 seconds or even 10 seconds if you really master the method. Sometimes you can even take a minute to think on how to solve the cross.

The method works on a layer-by-layer system, first solving a cross typically on the bottom, continuing to solve the first two layers F2Lorienting the last layer OLLand finally permuting the last layer PLL.

I found all these cases intuitively, just with practice. First a fridrch “cross” is made on the first layer, consisting of the center piece and four edges.

The corner firsts methods that were the best at the time did not allow such a fast vision. Lightweight and comfortable in the hand.

Of course, this will need a lot of ffridrich. But doing it with your left hand will be quicker! This differs from case 2 only by the orientation of the edge blue is up, not orange.

The method describes solving the cube in a layer-by-layer fashion.