Step 3: The second layer of the Rubik’s Cube
Now we will solve the second layer of the Rubik’s Cube. Remember that the center pieces are fixed, so there’s no need to place them. Bear in mind that you will have to repeat this step 4 times to solve the Rubik’s Cube, once for each edge.
- Hold the Rubik’s Cube in a way the white face is the top one and the yellow face the bottom one.
- Search for an edge in the top layer with no white color in any of its sides. If you can’t find any, go down to the “There is not any edges without white color in the upper layer” section.
- Rotate the top layer until that edge and the lateral center color matches, forming a T inverted.
- Follow one the following solutions according to the position the edge would have to go from where it’s located, right or left.
These are the possible cases:
Case 1: The edge has to move to the right from where it is now placed.
Case 2: The edge has to move to the left from where it is now placed.
There is not any edges without white color in the upper layer
If there’s no edges in the top layer with no white color in any of its sides it is because they are in the middle layer but out of their places. Follow this solution to move the edge to the upper layer. Then, apply the correspondent solutions depending on the case.
What does “+ Repeat Step 3″ mean?
You will not be able to solve this case directly. However, if you perform the movements specified, you will get another case for this step.
Repeat this step with the 4 edges until you solve the second layer. Now it’s time to take a look to the solution of the second cross of the Rubik’s Cube.