The Fridrich method or the CFOP method (cross, F2L, OLL, PLL) is a fast method for solving the Rubik’s Cube created by Jessica Fridrich. It consists of four. Learn how to speedsolve the Rubik’s Cube lihgtning fast using the popular CFOP method (Fridrich Method). Simple explanations with images and animations. If you have already read our beginner’s solution guide, you will already know how to do this step. But here are a few tips on how to get faster at.

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Why the CFOP in the title? Fridrich method was invented by Jessica Fridrich of Czech Republic in the ‘s.

Here is an extract from Wiki: In part due to Fridrich’s publication of the method on her website inCFOP has been mefhod most dominant 3×3 speedcubing method since aroundwith it and its variants used by the vast majority of the top speedcubers. In particular, every speedcuber ranked in the top 10 by 3×3 average at any point since has used a variant of CFOP.

All of the worlds best use a variant of this method, apart from selected few that uses Roux. This method is for people who can solve the rubik’s cube, hopefully using the beginner layer by layer method, and want to get faster and serious about speedcubing.


Cross – You solve a cross on bottom, like the layer by layer method. This could be done in less than 6 moves most of the time.

Your aim is to make all yellow sides face up. There are 57 algorithms.

Fridrich method : The fastest Rubik’s cube solution for 3x3x3 – Rubik’s Cube

You permute move fgidrich pieces on the last layer to solve the entire cube. This is completely intuitive, and is probably the hardest part in this method. Having gridrich that, you can still with a bit of practice, see the best cross solution in 15 seconds and execute it in well under 3 seconds. In fact, sub-2 cross is not even that hard. All cross can be solved in 7 moves, and a big majority of them only need 6 moves. However, you will need to spend a decent amount of time practising this step and the best way to do it is to solve it blindfolded.

Take as long as you want to plan out your cross and solve it blindfolded. You should now decide whether you want to be colour neutral or, well, not colour neutral. This is explained further in the link below. If you’re still confused, take the picture to my left. This is fairly intuitive and easy so you should find all four pairs this way. Now we solve both pieces at the same time. This is the major difference between F2L and Layer by layer.


You can learn to do this intuitively, which is not as hard as it seems.

CFOP Method

Or you can use algorithms. Don’t worry if you don’t want learn all that yet. This is what 2-look is for. You solve a cross on top. Then you do the corners.

This is highly recommended and you should learn this before you learn PLL. Using 2-look you can get sub easily so don’t feel you have to learn all the 57 algorithms yet. Well, there are 57 algorithms and that is quite a lot.

Do not feel you have to learn this straight away. Even experienced cubers don’t learn this for years. Just take your time. PLL Permutation methodd the Last Layer is where y ou permute move the pieces on the last layer to solve the entire cube.

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There are 21 algorithms. I highly recommend learning this before you learn full OLL. You can also do this in 2-Look. But I don’t recommend it because it is significantly slower than full PLL.