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Step 7: The middle pieces (of the last row)

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In this last step, you need to exchange the middle pieces of the last row.

Example cube with wrong middle piece in last row on all four sides
 
 
 
 
U
 
 
 
 
C
MP
C
 
L
 
 
 
 
C
MP
C
 
F
 
 
 
 
C
MP
C
 
R
 
 
 
 
C
MP
C
 
B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D
 
 
 
 
Explanation:
MP = Middle piece of last row

When you have already one side which is complete, make sure that this complete side is facing backwards. Otherwise, just choose the Front face randomly.

Then, decide whether:

  • The middle-piece of the front face needs to be exchanged with the middle-piece of the left side (clockwise).
    Goto 7a
  • The middle-piece of the front face needs to be exchanged with the middle-piece of the right side (counter-clockwise).
    Goto 7b

Step 7a: Moveset for clockwise

R2 U
R U
R' U'
R' U'
R' U
R'

Step 7b: Moveset for counter-clockwise

R U'
R U
R U
R U'
R' U'
2R

Result of step 7

The result is a completed cube.

Result of step 7 complete (Cube completed)
 
 
 
 
U
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D