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Step 2: White corners

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Now, you need to fill the white corner pieces of the white-side. For this, make sure that the white side is always on the UP side of your cube.

For this, you have to pick a white piece in the bottom row:

  • There is a white piece in the bottom row of one of the sides (L, F, R, B).
    Goto step 2a.
  • Otherwise: There is a white piece on the D(own) side.
    You have to rotate this piece to the bottom row. Goto step 2e for this.
  • Otherwise: There is a white piece in the top row of one of the sides (L, F, R, B).
    You have to rotate those pieces to the bottom row. Goto step 2f for this.
  • Repeat until all the white pieces are rotated to the white side. Then you have completed this step.

Step 2a: Pick a white piece in the bottom row.

You need to have the white side on UP, and then search for any white piece that is in the bottom row of the sides. In the example cube below, there is one white piece in the right bottom row of the front side (W-piece). Please note that the adjoint color of the W-piece is green (G).

Example cube: White piece in bottom row of front-side
C
 
C
 
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C
 
C
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F
 
 
 
W
 
 
 
 
R
 
G
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D
 
 
 
 
Explanation:
W = White piece in bottom row of front-side
G = Adjoint color of W-piece on the right (color: green)
C = Wrong colored corner pieces on white side

Step 2b: Match the side color of the white piece.

Now, you have to rotate D (The Down side) so that the color on the other side of W (green in our example) matches the color of the middle piece (in our example, green is on the front side).

Hint: To see it on the example cube, click on to see the W-G piece (White piece in bottom row where the adjoint color is green).

Example cube: White piece in bottom-row, adjoint color is matching side-color (green), White color of W piece on the left side
 
 
 
 
U
 
C
 
 
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
W
 
 
 
 
F
 
G
 
 
 
 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D
 
 
 
 
Explanation:
C = Corner piece on white side (to be replaced with W)
W = White piece in bottom row
G = color on the other side of W (green)

No you have the W-G piece on the correct side (green), and you can exchange it with the corner piece on the white side. To do this, we cannot just move it B', because this would mess up with our white cross. So the right way to do this is to:

  • The UP side of the cube must be white
  • You are facing the side with the W-G piece (e.g. green side = Front side)
  • You want to exchange the W-G piece with the Corner piece (C)

Alternative 1: The white side of the W-piece is on the right side, then do this

  • Rotate the right side towards us: R'
  • Rotate the Down side to exchange the corner piece: D'
  • Rotate right side back up: R

Alternative 2: The white side of the W-piece is on the left side (as in the example cube above), then do this:

  • Rotate the left side towards us: L
  • Rotate the Down side to exchange the corner piece: D
  • Rotate left side back up: L'

Step 2c: Repeat step 2a and 2b

Repeat the steps for all white pieces in the bottom row until you have the white side complete. When you have no white pieces in the bottom row (but somewhere else), then you need to move the white pieces to the bottom row first (see Step 2d)

2d: When a white piece is not in the bottom row

There are two possible locations where white pieces can be besides the white side and the bottom row:

2e: White piece is on the down side

You can quite simple mode the any white corner piece from the Down side to one of the other side (F, R, B, L) with one rotation. But this one rotation would mess up with the white cross, so in order to do this rotation safely, you need to:

  • Rotate the Down side until the white-piece on the down side is on the right (see cube)
  • Rotate the middle layer (S layer) away: S'
  • Rotate the right side up (now the white-piece from the bottom moved to the bottom-row of one of the other sides: R'
  • Rotate the middle layer (S layer) back again: S

Hint: Click on the button "Flip" to see the Down side where the W piece resises.

Hint: Click on the button "Turn left" twice to see the Back side into which piece W will be rotated (Exchange piece) with the right rotation.

todo: Title
 
 
 
 
T
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
E
 
 
 
 
W
 
D
 
 
 
 
Explanation:
W = White piece Down side
E = Exchange piece, where W will be rotated

After the rotation, you have the white-piece in the bottom row, and you can restart with 2a with this piece.

2f: White piece is on the top row in one of the other side (F, R, B, L)

From the top row, you can rotate the white piece back to the Down side and then continue with 2e. But this would mess with our white cross, so you need to save the middle row (the white cross) from being violated.

  • Rotate the whole cube until the white piece on the top row is facing you, and is on the right (see cube), piece W
  • Rotate the middle layer (S layer) away: S'
  • Rotate the right side down (now the white-piece from the bottom moved to the bottom-row of one of the other sides: R
  • Rotate the middle layer (S layer) back again: S
todo: title
 
 
 
 
U
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
 
 
 
W
 
F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
E
 
 
 
 
E
 
D
 
 
 
 
Explanation:
W = White piece in top row
E = Exchange piece, where W will be rotated

After the rotation, you have the white-piece on the Down side, and you can continue with 2e.

Result of Step 2:

After step 2, you must have

  • The white side complete (on TOP)
  • On all sides, you have the top row in the correct color, creating a T (including the middle piece)
Result of step 2 complete
 
 
 
 
U
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D