Orient Last Layer Edges
By now you should be able to solve the first two layers of the cube on your own. We will break the last layer into four steps. The first step of solving the last layer is to orient the last layer edges. In other words, we're solving the yellow cross. During this step, ignore the last layer corners complete and concentrate only on the edges.
When you're ready, move on to Step 5 - Orient Last Layer Corners.
|This is the goal of this step. If you already have the yellow cross, you can move on to the next step. This will happen 1 out of every 8 solves.|
|For this case, you have two solved edges opposite each other. If you ignore the corners, this case makes a straight line so I'll call it the "bar." To solve, turn the front layer clockwise, right side up, top side clockwise, right side down, top side counter clockwise, and front layer counterclockwise.|
|For this case, the solved edges must be at the front and right positions. This makes a small upside-down "L" so I'll call it the "L" case. The algorithm for this case is exactly the same as the "bar" case except you turn the front TWO layers instead of just the front one. That is, front two layers clockwise, right side up, top side clockwise, right side down, top side counter clockwise, front two layers counterclockwise.|
|This is just a combination of the first two cases. First, solve pretend you have the bar and perform the appropriate algorithm. Then, solve the "L" case.|