# Sub-30second solving the $3\times3\times3$ Rubik's cube

I just wanna learn cubing under 30 secs. Please help me:( As i've already learned the Beginner's method. Is there any easiest way to learn the CFOP method as i am unable to understand this method. I learn the Beginner's method by internet and i learned it from a pdf file. It was helpful. Now i can solve a cube in less than 1 min 30 sec.

Once i was in a free mind and tried to solve the cube and i was able to solve the cube in just 31.13 sec. But i'am not able to solve it under 30 sec anymore. Please help me!!!.

If you get any pdf in the internet of the CFOP method then please inform me. And yes, I searched it a lot and got many pdf's but can't understand the algorithms and the diagrams. I need a pdf with CFOP tutorial but with the same training animations as in the beginner's method training!!!!!

• Hmm.. there are loads of Beginner's Method PDFs out there (not to mention, there are over 10 different Beginner's Methods out there. All layer-by-layer, but still different techniques, algorithms and orders of solving). So could you perhaps link the Beginner's Method PDF you've used so we know which notation/algorithm/diagrams were easy to understand for you? Also, could you also link some CFOP algorithms and diagrams that are hard to understand so we might be able to help you explain it, or translate the algorithms to make it easier to understand. – Kevin Cruijssen Oct 8 '17 at 18:53
• PDFs don't usually have animations… – boboquack Oct 8 '17 at 20:30

Your best bet would be to watch some youtube videos to learn advanced F2L. You can learn F2L from here: How To Learn F2L How To Learn F2L Intuitively . The video is not only 9 minutes long. Although you probably will take much longer to get used to the idea of F2L and it will take a few weeks until you get good times with it. At first your solving time will skyrocket. But don't give up! If you practice a lot, you'll get used to all the different cases and you'll be faster than ever. After you have masered F2L start practicing look-ahead. Look ahead is basically slowing down your solves but making the solve smoother by thinking of your next move while doing your first move here is an exercise to improve look ahead:

Solve the cross and find a pair. Now close your eyes, and don’t open them until you have inserted the pair. If this is easy for you already (hopefully it is!), then try this:

Start out with a paired up pair on the top layer. Now find another pair, close your eyes and insert the solved pair while mentally tracking the two pieces of the second pair. Solve that one as well and open your eyes. That was a bit more difficult, right? Practice it until you’ve got the hang of it. Once you’re completely comfortable with the intermediate example, you’re ready to move on. Now find two unsolved pairs, close your eyes and solve both. This is VERY frustrating at times, but it’s one of the best practices there is.

Of course, you can’t keep doing boring exercises over and over again, so when you are ready for real solves and want to keep improving your look ahead, here are some important things to note. Start off by FORCING yourself to not look at the pair you are solving. I don’t care if you trace top layer pieces or just close your eyes to avoid distraction. It’s not easy, but it’s a GREAT feeling once you get the hang of it. Just DONT LOOK AT WHAT YOU ARE SOLVING!

After that, just keep asking yourself, did I look at that pair I was solving? And if the answer is yes, force yourself to stop it.

After much practice (hey i’m not even there yet) You’ll just never look at the pair you are solving, and voila! You’re Feliks.

All kidding aside though, I think those are some of the tips and practice methods around. Now go practice

Read these articles: https://ruwix.com/the-rubiks-cube/algorithm/ : https://ruwix.com/the-rubiks-cube/notation/ --

You can print this pdf to remember the algorithms: http://www.kungfoomanchu.com/home.html#333
PS- I would advise you to learn 2 Look OLL and PLL before you learn 1 look Oll and PLL, And please link to the pdf's that are hard to understand so I can help you with them.

• This is basically a link-only answer; can you edit some of the content into your post in case the links go down? – boboquack Oct 31 '17 at 20:53
• I cannot teach you advanced CFOP just like that. The best way to learn it would be a youtube video. – Redline Oct 31 '17 at 21:41

I say head to http://www.rubiksplace.com/speedcubing/guide/ and learn the 2-look OLL and PLL from there. I found this site really helpful for me and they also tell you what to do after learning the 2-look steps.

The way they teach you to solve: F2L - They give you som cases and they tell you ways to guide yourself to them.

OLL - They teach you the 2 - look method, or 2 algorithm method, and give you guidance to Full OL just in case you want to be super - fast!

PLL - They teach you how to do 2 - look PLL with simpler algs, so it's easier to learn. They also tell you a bit about Full PLL.

They also give you algorithm sheets for F2L, OLL, and PLL just in case you need them as a cheat sheet. Overall, this website is one of the best, if not the best, for learning CFOP, and I thoroughly recommend that you use it.

• A link to a solution is welcome, but please ensure your answer is useful without it: add context around the link so your fellow users will have some idea what it is and why it’s there, then quote the most relevant part of the page you're linking to in case the target page is unavailable. Answers that are little more than a link may be deleted. – Mithrandir Oct 9 '17 at 9:04
• Flaggers: "A post should be marked as spam only if it advertises a product, service, or similar and is unsolicited or lacks disclosure." The question here solicits information on where algorithm diagrams can be found, and this answer appears to provide a site with same, so it is not an unsoliticed advertisement of a site. It doesn't seem likely that this answerer is directly affiliated with the site in question either, so disclosure is not at issue. – Rubio Oct 10 '17 at 16:03
• @Isaac: With your edit I think this (barely) escapes being a link-only answer. Having said that, you've offered endorsements of this site in a couple of answers now, and I'm making a good faith assumption that you're not doing so because of personal involvement with it. But I'd caution that further promoting of this site, though on topic and well intentioned, will likely draw downvotes because it now looks like your answers are just advertisements. For this specific question that may be ok, but in general it probably wouldn't be. Maybe you can summarize the content, not just give the link? – Rubio Oct 10 '17 at 16:08
• Ah, I see your point. Thanks. I'll try to in future. 👍🏻 – Isaac PALMER Oct 17 '17 at 6:36