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Step 5: Yellow corners

Youtube video starting on 15:42

Now we have to complete the yellow side. Depending on the pattern of the yellow side, you need to act slightly differently:

  • For initial pattern variant 1, Goto 5a
  • For initial pattern variant 2, Goto 5b
  • For initial pattern variant 3, Goto 5c
  • Of you already have the fish-pattern, Goto 5d

Step 5a: Initial pattern variant 1

When the pattern on the yellow side looks like this:

Example cube with initial pattern 1
 
 
 
 
U
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
 
Y
 
 
 
F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D
 
 
 
 
Explanation:
Y = Yellow piece facing us

Then you have to do this:

  • Make sure that there is one yellow piece facing us (Y)
  • Apply moveset:
    R U
    R' U
    R U2
    R'
  • After that, you should have the fish, Goto 5d

Step 5b: Initial pattern variant 2

When the pattern on the yellow side looks like this:

Example cube with initial pattern 2
 
 
 
 
U
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D
 
 
 
 

Then you have to do this:

  • Apply moveset:
    R U
    R' U
    R U2
    R'
  • After that, you should have the fish, Goto 5d

Step 5c: Initial pattern variant 3

When the pattern on the yellow side looks like this:

Example cube with initial pattern 3
 
 
 
 
U
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D
 
 
 
 

Then you have to do this:

  • Apply moveset:
    R U
    R' U
    R U2
    R'
  • After that, you should have the fish, Goto 5d

Step 5d: Fish pattern

Now you should have a fish pattern on the yellow side, with the head on bottom-left, and the tail on top-right like this:

Example cube with fish pattern
 
FT
 
FH
U
FT
FH
FH
 
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D
 
 
 
 
Explanation:
FT = Fish tail
FH = Fish head

The Fish head (FH) must always be in the bottom-left corner, and the fish tail (FT) must always be in the top-right corner. The next step is to make sure that there is a yellow piece in the top row of the facing side, like this:

Example cube with fish pattern and yellow piece on Front side
 
FT
 
FH
U
FT
FH
FH
 
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
 
 
 
Y
 
F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D
 
 
 
 
Explanation:
FT = Fish tail
FH = Fish head
Y = Yellow piece front side

If you don't have the yellow piece on the front side, then do the moveset again:

  • Apply moveset:
    R U
    R' U
    R U2
    R'
  • Rotate the Up layer that the fish is aligned correctly and the yellow piece will be at the correct location.
To complete the yellow side, do the moveset again:
  • Apply moveset:
    R U
    R' U
    R U2
    R'
That's it, now you should have the yellow side complete.

Result of step 5

  • The white side complete
  • The yellow side complete
  • On all sides the top two rows (top regarding the white side) are complete with the correct color
Result of step 5 complete
 
 
 
 
U
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D