The Fridrich method or the CFOP method (cross, F2L, OLL, PLL) is a fast method for solving the Rubik’s Cube created by Jessica Fridrich. It consists of four. Learn how to speedsolve the Rubik’s Cube lihgtning fast using the popular CFOP method (Fridrich Method). Simple explanations with images and animations. If you have already read our beginner’s solution guide, you will already know how to do this step. But here are a few tips on how to get faster at.

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Finally, there are two fridricu that are awful and I would recommend learning them by heart. All the algorithms for this step are super easy and can be performed under a second.

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Wiki tools Special pages. Nothing new on this step. Although the cases can be very different, some similar pattern often happen.

In fact, sub-2 cross is not even that hard. Using 2-look you can frixrich sub easily so don’t feel you have to learn all the 57 algorithms yet. The OLL skip is the position where all the last layer is already oriented without performing any algorithm.

CFOP method

Having said that, you can still ffridrich a bit of practice, see the best cross solution in 15 seconds and execute it in well under 3 seconds. It is usually done starting with the white colored squares. Most of the world fastest speedcubing athletes use the Fridrich method to solve the Rubik’s cube. I taught them in the page of the tips for solving the Rubik’s cube.

CFOP Method

Length moves frirdich appear here. Most of the time, what slows you down is your inspection and your thinking.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Once you have located the two corners that are of the same color, the other two need to be permuted.

Fridrich switched to F2L later in However, you will need to spend a decent amount of time practising this step and the best way to do it is to solve it blindfolded. Although it requires you to memorise many up to 78 different algorithms, it’s one of the fastest speedcubing methods. It doesn’t corner twist as often nor does it lock up.

I would recommend you to start with these ones. It definitely turns much better than my other mthod cubes. After you’re finished, just doing a D move or D’ will align the cross with the faces. The sub-steps are solving the edges and then the cofp. Of course, this will need a lot of practice. It is the key to solve the cube under 20 seconds or methdo 10 seconds if you really master the method.

All cross can be solved in 7 moves, fridrrich a big majority of them only need 6 moves. To know it fully there are about 80 algorithms to learn and that is why I am going to first introduce an intermediary method. This is probably the hardest part of the Fridrich method. It consists of four steps: During pre-inspection, take more than 15 seconds.

They also can be performed very quickly. Also remember that you have two hands and the left hand should not only be used to hold the cube. But to correctly orient the corners, there xfop 7 different cases.

You can also do this in 2-Look. To do that we will need to flip the corners and the edges. Look at your Rubik’s cube and try to see the optimal solution for solving the cross.


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This is the major difference between F2L and Layer by layer. We just need to solve the remaining edges and the cube will be solved. This is highly recommended fridricn you should learn this before you learn PLL.

It is recommended that you solve the cross on the bottom, left, right or back face and that you become familiar doing fridrivh cross with all colors; not just one. Vision and thinking should be much faster too. Every time you solve a pair, you are actually using the empty slot of that same pair. Lightweight and comfortable in the hand.

This section does not cite any sources. Have a look at the Pochmann method. Then then ones with two corners to orient and finished with the last two. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To improve on the cross, my advice is to solve it fridgich.

Once you can do any cross blindfolded, you will be able to focus on the first pair while solving the cross. The strategy here is to join a corner of the first layer with the edge that goes above it, then insert that pair.

I highly recommend learning this before you learn full OLL. Here is an extract from Wiki: There are 57 algorithms. This is a lot less algorithms than the OLLs. Here is a photo of Jessica while practicing on the Rubik’s cube 3×3.