The name CFOP comes from the steps involved (Cross, F2L, OLL, PLL), and you may also see it referred to as the Fridrich method (after Jessica Fridrich, who. CFOP (Cross, F2L, OLL, PLL, pronounced C-F-O-P or C-fop) is a It is also known as the Fridrich Method after its popularizer, Jessica Fridrich. The CFOP Method (Cross – F2L – OLL – PLL), sometimes known as the Fridrich method, is one of the most commonly used methods in speedsolving a 3×3×3.

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If you’ve just arrived at this website looking to learn how to solve a Rubik’s Cube and thought to yourself “Beginner my left foot, I’m starting with the speed cubing guide, that sounds fast”, then I warn you now: The first approach involves taking each edge piece, putting it above where it needs to go, fridricch turning the appropriate face twice to place the piece on the bottom layer.

Here’s a simple example:. Instead, really try and solve each case intuitively. They don’t look scary at all, and there’s even some triggers in there that you’ve already seen!

In reality, many developments were made in the early ’80s by other cubers who have contributed to the method in its current form. Make a frdirich on one side by solving all edges of a given face. A trigger is simply a sequence of moves that is easy to perform very quickly, and the Sexy Move trigger comes up a lot.

For example, consider the following two algorithms:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Therefore, rotate the cube as little as possible.

OLL Algorithms – CFOP SpeedSolving OLL #57 Cases

Retrieved from ” https: What’s even better is that these few algorithms are used in the full CFOP method anyway, so we’re not wasting any time! Retrieved from ” https: To start with, you fridricn either have only one correct edge or none at all. Those new to OLL break up the step into two.

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Step 1 – The Cross This step is the same as the beginner method – forming a cross on the first layer to get this: Being able to identify it easily will make algorithms that use it easier to learn, so whenever it is used in this guide it will be highlighted in red.

It’s easier to perform the quick trigger first and then add on the U’, as opposed to modifying a well-practised sequence. The bar is facing right when P is upside-down.

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Not having to turn the cube over after completing the cross on the top layer saves a lot of time, and it also means that you can be looking for the pieces for the next step whilst completing the cross on the bottom.

You might think that this sounds quite challenging, and you’d be right. As you might well imagine, this means that full CFOP has a lot of algorithms in it – one for every situation you might encounter. Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references All articles with failed verification Articles with failed verification from November All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links.

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Just like the beginner guide, the rest of the last layer isn’t an intuitive thing you can just work out if you can, you and your mega-brain should probably be working for NASA or something. Using this algorithm is preferable than using the first algorithm twice, as it will be much faster to perform. I have gone through each of these situations and chosen algorithms that I think are easy to both perform and learn, but you may feel differently.


It’s beautiful, and no horrid cube rotations. Distinguished from the Sune by the side the non-oriented corners are facing. Czech speedcuber Jessica Fridrich is generally credited for popularizing it by publishing it online in But now you’re hooked.

Well go ahead, but don’t blame me when you’re trying to make friends with other speedcubers and you have to listen to “Wait, do you mean COLL as in orienting and permuting last layer corners while fririch edge orientation, or just orienting the corners and preserving edge orientation but ignoring all last layer permutation? Indeed, the whole cross is assembled on the bottom layer instead of the top.

This idea of finding an empty space ooll the cube and using it to build a corner-edge pair is crucial to F2L, as of course you want to be able to construct each of the four F2L pairs without disturbing any previously solved ones. Archived from the original on Wasting time is bad. I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed this introduction to speedcubing, a hobby that I and many others enjoy very much.

To this end, the vast majority of the algorithms on this page are comprised of many Rs and Us, as they are easy to perform sorry lefties. If your cube doesn’t have a headlights pair already, just do the algorithm anyways, do a Y turn and repeat it.

Even if you understand the basic ideas above, it isn’t always obvious how best to proceed. Very slow indeed, about seconds per quarter turn of a face.

Because it was taken already, that’s why. The constituent techniques and their original proposers are as follows:.