I learnt rubiks cube before the YouTube days from a blog. I do not find the algorithm anymore online but it is something like
- White cross
- White corners (except one)
- Second layer corners (except one)
- Yellow cross and the one left out corner in second layer
- Exactly 5 pieces are left and you solve them one by one by a standard 8 move algorithm. (You may have to orient the cube or make one 'fake' move to get the cube in right orientation for the algorithm to work)
- (Optional): More likely than not exactly 2 corner pieces are left, oriented incorrectly at their right places. A standard 16 move algorithm works to orient them correctly.
Now I am very comfortable solving by this method but step number 4 is kind of devised by me and it is slightly cumbersome and takes like 30 seconds for me. I never figured out what is the documented approach for step 4 and now I am unable to find it. So my question is
Can someone help me find a documented approach of this algorithm especially step number 4?
Slightly unrelated rant I have is that all the new algorithms online are certainly faster but they have lot many moves to memorise (one for every possible possible position). I think are more 'mechanical' but take away the fun of 'real-time' thinking and puzzle solving to bring the cube in the right orientation before applying those algorithms. (Limited ones to memorise but happens a lot in step 5 and 6).