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.
- 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:
Note: 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. So, put any other edge of the top layer in the middle one (performing the first solution, for example). This way, you will get an edge with no white color to move to the top layer.
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.