7. Yellow Corners to Correct Orientation

This section briefly: The yellow corner pieces are now in place, but at least some of them are in the wrong orientation. Let's turn the yellow side of the corner pieces upward.

The final stage is the most complex and, above all, the easiest to mess up. Read the given sequences carefully and set aside some quiet time to focus on completing this stage. If any sequence is interrupted or confused, it can be difficult to correct the situation. This page contains important instructions to help you avoid last-minute pitfalls. Read through the instructions before you start twisting the corners into place. Many, if not most, people scramble their cubes at this stage, so if things go wrong, don't give up!

Rotate the cube so that the yellow corner piece to be turned is on the top right. In this position, repeat the sequence two or four times until the corner piece is in the correct position. By repeating the sequence twice, the corner piece's orientation shifts by one step. The number of repetitions, either two or four, depends on the corner piece's initial orientation to bring the yellow to the top layer. It is also important to remember that the change in the corner piece's orientation is done always at the top right corner.

R’ D’ R D

Once the corner piece is in the correct position, the next incorrect corner piece is brought to the correct front-upper-right corner by turning the top layer, not by rotating the entire cube. Keep the front face of the cube constant throughout. Don't worry if the cube appears to be jumbled between moves. This is normal, and the colors will align correctly only towards the end.

Sequence: Opposite Corners in Wrong Position

If the situation is such that opposite corners are in the wrong position, turn the corner that needs to be corrected to the correct front-upper-right corner and perform the move sequence for the corner two or four times. As mentioned earlier, the number of move sequences depends on the orientation of the yellow side on the corner piece. Once you have one corner in the correct position, bring the other corner that needs to be corrected to the front-upper-right position by turning the top layer, not the entire cube.
This sequence of moves in its entirety is 4x(R’D’RD) UU 2x(R’D’RD) UU.

Sequence: If all corners are in the wrong position

This example is almost the worst possible starting point, but still, only the same move is repeated here. Each corner is rotated into place with two or four sequences of moves, with the top row turned between moves. Note that the entire cube is not turned at any point, only the top row. The complete sequence of moves is 4x(R’D’RD) U 2x(R’D’RD) U 4x(R’D’RD) U 2x(R’D’RD) U. The U letters indicate that the top row is rotated 90°, and then the next corner is tackled.

If everything went as planned, you now have a solved Rubik's Cube in your hands. Congratulations!

In this guide, the presented algorithms are the most commonly used ones. We are happy to receive other solving methods and plan to publish more advanced techniques in the future. You can leave your suggestions using the comment form below!

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