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Again, this step is a little harder to teach than the steps to follow because of the amount of possible starting situations, but the pictures below should help you through it.

Find a corner piece on the bottom layer that belongs on the top. In our example pictures this is any corner piece with green in it. Move this piece until it is situated on the bottom layer directly below its appropriate place in the top layer of the cube. In other words, the spot where the piece should start out should be in the same column as the spot where you want the piece to end up. Then, refer to the pictures below to solve. Make sure you are looking at the correct starting picture. Do this step to all four corner pieces.

This is how the Rubik's Cube should look when you start this step.
These are the moves that you should make with the Rubik's Cube.
This is how the Rubik's Cube should look when you finish this step.
how to solve a rubix cube
  1. Garret:

    For the last “starting picture” example, do I read the diagrams straight across or diagonally? It’s a little confusing.

  2. admin:

    @Garret: I can see how this could be confusing. You read the top row first from left to right, then the bottom row.

  3. chris:

    @Garret i dont get it after i do the step on the bottom i end up with the diagram on the top of step 2

  4. Merk:

    I can get the top row solid side full green but I cant make the t’s properly, someone help please

  5. Jeremy:

    After I do these steps I have the green side completed but the red and yellow don’t make that T shape. How do i do that?

  6. MADM:

    I have the ”T” problem as well please help…..

  7. kyles:

    I follow these steps, get to 6 blocks filled of the green and then it seems to take me back to the beginning. What am i doing wrong?

  8. Connor:

    i can’t get the “T”

  9. Nicole:

    you have to do all the sides to get a proper T, if you only do one side it looks looks like a T without one of the top side squares
    Sorry couldnt explain very well

    regular T OOO

    how it should look after doing one side

    00 00
    0 OR 0

    if your not getting that keep trying make sure your looking at the right side of the rubix cube, if your doing it on the wrong side or twisting in the wrong direction it won’t turn out right

  10. nathan:

    I get the same problem 🙁 help!

  11. Joe:

    Well explained, Thanx!

  12. Wes:

    I have 2 Ts done and the other 2 are just missing one spot. The top is green but not in 1 spot and that final green one is not on the bottom row, but on the top one DIRECTLY under the spot it needs to go. so none of the 3 options given apply.. is there anyway to get the green on the bottom or would that just mess everything up?

  13. matthew:

    and when i do the first part agian it takes me to this crazy state

  14. Matthew Jams:

    I need help on step 2 but I like this program it is easy for kids my (10 years ) but hard at the same time

  15. Annie:

    I tried this move a few times, and it has worked almost completely, but it always leaves the bottom left square different on all sides. Help?

  16. Shaun:

    What do you mean when you say “Do this step to all four sides.”

  17. Allie:

    I have the “T” problem too, but i do have the green side complete

  18. Dylan:

    I am able to completely finish one of the sides bot I cannot make the T’s on the other sides. How am I supposed to make the T’s?

  19. Pegacorn:

    Does anyone still need help?

  20. Makynzee:

    I’m having trouble with the T’s. I have the entire top side green but no T’s. HELP

  21. Ailin:

    What do I do if the corner pieces match up with the color of the side they’re on?

  22. Alexandra:

    This might sound stupid.. But what do you mean with repeat it for all 4 sides.. There are six sides on a cube. *confused*

  23. will:

    I have the one white side done. However I do not have any T’s to speak of… Please help with getting the T’s please.

  24. Cc:

    I am also having the “T” problem. I’ve have changed my cube so that the red is where the green is supposed to be and have completed the side but i cant get the t’s to show HELP!

  25. Tanner:

    Do I have to make the “T” that’s showin in yellow and red in the picture?

  26. peter:

    how does the last step help you solve for the “after” picture?

  27. The Fonz:

    What do you do if the yellow and red block, like in the third picture is up at the top with the green plus, and not on the bottom?

  28. VInay:

    what is meant by all four sides

  29. Ronan:

    I can’t seem to be able to get the first step correct. I’ve tried starting the cube according to each option above, but when I finish not all the cross is completed. If anyone here has completed step one, please help me out!!! It’s at times like this i wish i were einstein…..

  30. Julian:

    Yeah i have a problem, but i’m pretty close to the final result of this step. At the top my cube is missing all but one pice. On the sides, i’ve completeted 3 out of the 4 T’s. The last T i have to make is only 1 cube from being complete. However,there are no red cubes on the bottom row, so i’m kind of stuck.

  31. samantha:

    I can’t even get the starting picture
    How do you get the “before’ picture?

  32. samantha:

    yay! It worked!!

  33. A:

    I’m with mark. The T’s are wrong

  34. DahliaKhalili:

    what do u mean when u say all four sides?! its really confusing! help!!

  35. Prashant Kharat:

    For having ‘T’, adjust a green side such that each vertical side color should be equal to the color of the center piece. Here, all greens with vertical yellow side should be in a group.

  36. Andrea:

    What does all for sides mean if a cube has 6 sides?

  37. Joe:

    got it!

  38. kiran:

    Well, i could decipher this to an extent.

    step 2, has 3 scenarios presented. Take for example the first of the three rows, try to get your piece(green) to the position in the bottom layer as depicted in the diagram, then do the 4 moves in row 1 as shown.

    similarly, get your piece(green) to the position in the bottom layer as depicted by diagram in row 2, then perform the 4 moves in row 2 as shown.

  39. Matt:

    What does it mean by all four sides? A cube has six sides!