In this step 4 F2L pairs are inserted into their correct positions thus completing the first two layers. Theory F2L is an incredibly important step of the Fridrich method that can be done intuitively without the use of algorithms. It takes a while to master, but when you eventually to get into it, it will decrease your times significantly. There are 41 basic cases that you can run into if you only consider a single pair and assume everything else to be solved.
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OLL short for Orientation of the Last Layer is a last-layer step for 2x2 see OLL 2x2x2 and 3x3 that orients all last-layer corners and edges in one step. It is the first last-layer step in many speedsolving methods, including the Fridrich Method.
Terminology Dot OLL refers to OLL cases with no edge oriented correctly, so named because the center sticker forms a lone dot of the last-layer color. These cases are typically longer and harder to execute than others and are sometimes avoided. For example, cubers who have not learned full OLL can use partial edge control to avoid these cases altogether.
Even some cubers who know full OLL avoid these cases for one-handed solving. OLL Algorithms Parentheses in an algorithm signify the triggers of the algorithm. The areas shaded in gray represent the oriented pieces on the top layer. You can tell if a piece is oriented by looking at the top color of the piece in relation to the top center of the cube. If the piece is oriented, the two colors will be the same. The bars sticking off to the side of an unshaded piece represent where the sticker that needs to be on top is.
Note that all of these algorithms are written in the Western notation , where a lowercase letter means a double-layer turn and rotations are denoted by x, y, and z. Click on an algorithm not the camera icon to watch an animation of it.
Step 3 - Orient last layer - OLL
It is the method used by all 3x3 world record holders in the last decade. Make sure you know how to read move notation to follow the tutorials. Step 1. Cross You should have already learned about the cross in the Beginner Method. This video assumes you can already do the cross, and then goes into the fundamentals of making your cross faster, including: solving the cross on the bottom, ignoring the centers, and dealing with specific cases. With the right practice, the cross can easily be done in less than 5 seconds.
FIRST TWO LAYERS (F2L)