Fridrich (CFOP) – Stage 1. July 4th by Chris Durnford. If you have already read our beginner’s solution guide, you will already know how to do this step. 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. 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.

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Floppy Cube 1x3x3 Rubik’s Domino 2x3x3. Every PLL can be performed in under a second by the best speedcubers. And this needs to be done while inserting them at the correct place. The major innovation of CFOP over beginner methods is fridruch use of F2L, which solves the first two layers simultaneously. Jessica Fridrich is a professor at Binghamton Universitywho specializes in data hiding applications in digital imagery.

Once you have located the two corners that are of the same color, the other two need to be permuted. Y ou would have a full visibility on all the unsolved pairs. The aim is to perform the moves continuously and to have a good transition between each step. Sometimes you can even take a minute to think on how to solve the cross. Most of the time, what slows you down is your inspection and your thinking. In total, there are 57 OLLs. The last layer algorithm are quite difficult to find and identify by yourself.

Once you are at that level, you should be able to solve every cross in under 1.

This is a lot less algorithms than the OLLs. From these 3 cases, ruik should be able to deduce the entire solve. Solve the first two layers at once. They were rjbik the one after the other in the step 7 of the beginners method. This will allow you to focus on the next step, F2L while doing the cross. Although it requires you to memorise many up to 78 different algorithms, it’s one of the fastest speedcubing methods.


This method was first developed in the early s combining innovations by a number of speed cubers. Archived from the original on A new speedcuber just appears!

CFOP Method

Thankfully, you do not need to learn everything at once and each of these two steps can be separated in two sub-steps. This algorithm is called the T PLL. David Singmaster published a layer-based solution in which proposed the use of a cross. To solve this, we are going to use the Y PLL, which is made up of the following: So flip the whole cube and start practicing with the cross on the bottom.

OLL consists of 57 different algorithms. It also avoids to flip the cube when the cross is finished, which will save time too. If it is too difficult for you, maybe you can try it later on I would recommend you to start with the formulas that orient 3 cornersbecause they are easy and you know them already.

Fridrich method : The fastest Rubik’s cube solution for 3x3x3 – Rubik’s Cube

Here there are two different cases. Have a look at the following rubki. Vision and thinking should be much faster too. Either the corners are symmetric: I am going to give you a few techniques to solve these cases. The goal with this step of Fridrich method is to solve the cube. 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 step was not invented by Jessica Fridrich.

There are in total 21 PLLs which belong to the Fridrich method. Solving the corners first and then the edges.

Or do you feel like you need a better cube? Friddich to Singmaster’s report on the world championship, Fridrich was then using a basic layer method, while Dutch competitor Guus Razoux Schultz had a primitive F2L system.

Finally, there are two cases that are awful and I would recommend learning them by heart. There is a third tricky case.

Fridrich method : The fastest Rubik’s cube solution for 3x3x3

We just need to solve the remaining edges and the cube will be solved. It helps you to focus on unsolved faces, instead of focusing on the white face. Here are the two main ways for inserting a pair, when the white of the corner is not located on top. This will be very useful if you want to communicate with other speedcubers about a specific algorithm.

Retrieved 15 June It is up to you to find your own style and solution. Take your time and try to anticipate. Three different cases can happen here. The last layer is solved by first orienting and then permuting the last layer of the cube using a few sets of algorithms.

She is also known for documenting and popularizing the CFOP method sometimes referred to as the “Fridrich method”one of the most commonly used methods for speedsolving the Rubik’s Cubealso known as speedcubing. Looking for the best blindfolded Rubik’s Cube solution?

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