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Brute-force solver for Gear Octahedron - flawed method?

I am working on a program to brute-force a LanLan Gear Octahedron I bought second-hand (and scrambled). I have no background in "cubing" and just fancied solving the problem. The structure comprises ...
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Flip edge in Equator layer but there is yellow in every edge in top layer

A way to solve this is to replace the flipped edge by a random block , but in my case all random block have yellow color, so if I swap than yellow will come in middle layer, which should not come ...
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Flip edge in Equator layer

If you use the Beginners' Method to solve the Rubik's cube, and solve the equator layer (the layer between the U-layer and D-layer), it can happen that one of the edges is flipped, like this: ...
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IPG v5 or Numerical IPG, What's The Difference? (GAN356X)

So I recently bought the GAN356X IPG v5 (stickerless) off of Amazon. When I went to the Gan website, there were two options for GAN356X: IPG v5 and Numerical IPG. On the Gan website it doesn't really ...
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Rubik's cube with no squares of same color nearby

It's easy to 'scramble' a Rubik's cube so no squares of the same color are touching each other. The moves U2 D2 R2 L2 F2 B2 accomplish that. A side with no squares of the same color nearby requires ...
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Randomly solving a rubik’s cube with only one face given

Given only one face of the rubik's cube, is there any way to form the other faces randomly so we end up with valid solvable configuration? Let’s suppose that I have an input which is only one face of ...
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How to solve Rubik's Cube using mathematical formulas? [closed]

I am trying to solve Rubik's Cube, but it took one month for me when I started. Are there any mathematical formulas, rules and tips for solving Rubik's Cube in less time (i.e. minutes)?
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Rubik's cube from solved to specific pattern

Say I don't want to solve Rubik's cube but I want the reverse: I'm having a solved Rubik's cube (all stickers in it's right position and orientation) and I want to go from this state to a specific ...
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What are the specific algorithms Feliks Zemdegs uses to solve a 3x3x3 Rubik's cube?

I apologise if this is not the right site to post this kind of question, but out of all SE sites this one yielded the most question concerning specific cubing algorithms (namely this, this, this, this ...
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Is it possible to scramble a Rubik's cube such that no two squares of the same color are touching?

My friend always insists on scrambling my Rubik's cube "perfectly" before giving it to me to solve. According to his definition, a "perfect" scramble must have no three of the same color touching (...
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How to get the final corners of a 4x4x4 in the correct position

I'm trying to solve a 4x4x4 rubiks cube. I've finished the middle and side pieces so I can solve it like a 3x3x3 but I'm stuck on the penultimate step - positioning the final corners. The instructions ...
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How to determine if a Rubik's Cube is sufficiently scrambled?

Once I solve a Rubik's Cube I obviously want to start again. I just scramble it until it seems to be enough; however, sometimes when I then solve it, I can skip entire steps from the beginner's method....
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Twisted rubiks cube [duplicate]

I have a rubiks cube with two wrong corners. How should I twist it back to get the right orientation?
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Worst way to solve Rubik's in one algorithm

If you apply the same algorithm over and over again the cube will be solved. I want to know what algorithm is the worst one (the one with the longest cycle) I have found RU (cycle of 60 times) I have ...
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Where can I buy a 4x4 Ghost Cube?

I have the standard 3x3 Ghost Cube, and I would like to get more sizes. On this page on ruwix.com there is an image for 2x2 through 7x7 Ghost Cubes, but I can't figure out where I can buy them. Does ...
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Rubiks 3x3 Cube Solution - an old method to relearn (3 corner rotation)

I am trying to relearn a method for solving the 3x3 Rubik’s cube that I was taught many years ago by a departed relative – it is for this reason that I want to relearn this method, eventhough it is ...
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One corner rotated in 4x4x4

I know that in a 3x3x3 this should never happen (unsolvable state), but is the same true in a 4x4x4? (the rest of the cube is solved) The following answer seems to say that everything about the ...
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Is twisting a corner of a Rubik's cube a valid move?

I believe the question is self-explanatory but I'm asking the question in different contexts. I understand that it makes the 3x3x3 unsolvable if you twist a single corner but there are cases where it ...
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Rubik's adjacent corners exchange

I want to make the pattern as shown in the images I get stuck at the last with two adjacent corners to be interchanged. How do I do this ?
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How to flip top row center pieces on a 4x4x4 Rubik's cube? [duplicate]

I'm trying to solve a 4x4x4 Rubik's cube by first reducing it to 3x3x3 and I'm stuck in the end. I've completed all sides, matched all corners, but two pieces remain and I can't figure out how to flip ...
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Peeled Rubik's Cube

Help! A [toddler / pet / washing machine] has peeled some of the stickers off my old off-brand Rubik's Cube. Can you still solve it and show me the result?
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5x5 Rubiks Cube edge algorithm

I'm following the tutorial on Ruwix, and either they're making a mistake or I am. When solving the edges they give the image: This is my first attempt at a 5x5 and this step confused me for a long ...
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Solving Rubik's cube with one algorithm [duplicate]

I was wondering if it's possible to solve a Rubik's cube just iterating a single algorithm. It doesn't matter how complex the algorithm is (as long as it is less than 1 million moves), nor the time ...
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Minimum effort to detect a solved Rubik's Cube

When writing a program to permute a Rubik's Cube and then subsequently detect whether it is solved or not, what is the absolute minimum amount of programmatic effort required to determine if the cube ...
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Rubiks cube 2 look PLL - name of this algorithm?

I'm currently learning 2-look PLL and came across this pdf with some algorithms: https://www.cubeskills.com/uploads/pdf/tutorials/4-look-last-layer.pdf I went through and gave names to the algorithms ...
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How to solve this Rubix cube? [duplicate]

Help!!!! Is this rubix configuration solvable? These are the only two pieces in the wrong place. If the answer is no, what pieces do I need to reconfig to make the cube solvable? Note that my kid ...
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Cube Scrambling

Take a normal 3x3 rubiks cube (the Classic unmodded cube). I know the WCA method for scrambling is to pick a random (valid) cube state and calculate a sequence of moves to go from solved to that state,...
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Rubik's Cube: Does going from one arbitrary configuration to another have same God's Number as solving it?

Assuming two different (valid) configurations for a Rubik's Cube - A and B - does going from A to B directly have the same complexity as solving the cube? Considering solving a cube can be done in 20 ...
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What order should I learn CFOP in?

I have been solving the 3x3 using the beginners method for about 2 and a half months and I was wondering what order I should learn CFOP in. I was thinking of learning advanced f2l first and then oll ...
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Misaligned Cube: How to fix? [duplicate]

There must have been an accidental turning of corners. Now, I do not know how to turn corners, so that the cube is solvable again. The red and blue edges are the only misaligned pieces.
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Rubik's Scramble Search

Find a scramble which will produce a Rubik's cube fulfilling the following criteria which uses as few turns of faces as possible (Half-Turn-Metric): Each of the six faces show exactly three colours ...
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Can this Rubik's cube be solved? [duplicate]

All sides of the Rubik's cube are solved, except the corners. And these corners need to be swapped.
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How to swap adjacent corners?

I want to swap adjacent corners of U layer, the only thing I care is: position of other 6 corners. I don't care: orientation of all corners position of all edges orientation of all edges The goal ...
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Help to solve rubik cube 3*3*3

How to solve my rubik? Which pattern left?
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Rubik's cube with twisted corner

So I was messing around with my newest Rubik's cube, and I apparently twisted a corner when solving it, and now I don't know what corner it was. If there is someone out there that knows how to ...
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Rubiks Cube 4x4x4 Top Layer Issue - One Edge Pair Flipped

I have trouble with that edge. Please give algorithm or images for solutions for turning it up so that I can form a cross.
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$4\times4\times4$ Rubiks cube Top Layer Issue

The only way i am able to solve is to jumble the whole cube again. If you know the way to solve pls give images or algorithm.
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How to Flip Adjacent Edges like this

Only these two edges are misplaced. Any algorithm to solve this?
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What's the most efficient method to scramble Rubik's Cube to consider it as sufficiently scrambled?

I am enthusiast of rubik's cube but recently I got a question and I thought more opinions would help to settle this discussion in my head. So I scramble the cube, just random twists multiple times and ...
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I don’t know how to solve the last pieces

So, I almost finished a rubik’s cube, but the last 3 pieces are not in their places (green on red face, blue on green face, and red on blue face). Apart from these, the other faces are done. How can ...
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What kind of parity is this? (5x5)

I was just solving my 5x5 cube as always, but at the end I got this configuration and haven't found anything regarding this kind of parity. I am pretty sure all squares are correctly placed and no ...
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Simple 4x4x4 OLL parity algs?

I am learning to solve a 4x4x4 Rubik's cube and I think that the beginner OLL parity alg: (r U2 x r U2 r' U2 l U2 r' U2 r U2 r' U2 r') is a little too complex. ...
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Rubik's cube: rotate 2 opposite corners

Is there an faster algorithm to rotate 2 opposite corners? I can't find anything else but doing the sexy move multiple times.
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Rubik's cube 4x4 parity moves

Note: since asking this question I've purchased several other twisty puzzles and now regret taking the "look up algorithms online" approach to solving - in the end I get much more enjoyment from the ...
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I am stuck with the situation as given in the image

I am stuck as below image. Can this be solved ?
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One corner piece orientation problem - Rubik's Cube [duplicate]

! I have been trying to solve Rubik's cube using beginner's method provided here: https://ruwix.com/the-rubiks-cube/how-to-solve-the-rubiks-cube-beginners-method/ I ended up with just one last ...
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Rubik's cube corners backwards?

After long time i took the rubik's cube and wanted to solve it, but i feel like there is something wrong with the corners. Hope that you smart peapole over there can tell me what's going on.
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Rubik's cube invalid state? Yellow cross starts with odd number of edges

In solving a Rubik's cube, I've been following the standard beginner instructions. I'm now trying to get the "yellow cross" step done (on the blue side, because I started with solving green), but I ...
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Identifying this cube

I have a MoYu cube that goes quite well, but I am unsure what model it is. I have looked everywhere, but to no avail. Pictures for the cube and its insides have been provided. Thanks in advance! (...