My PLLs

Kevin Guillaumond

September 27, 2020

I don’t do as much Rubik’s cube solving as I used to and I’m afraid I’m going to eventually forget some algorithms. So I decided to write down the ones I use, starting with the PLLs.

The U movements between square brackets at the end indicate the AUF (they are not cube rotations).

Corners only

Name Image Algorithm Comment
A A Perm x' R' D R' U2 R D' R' U2 R2
A' A' Perm x' R2 U2 R D R' U2 R D' R Inverse of A
E E Perm (Lw' U R D' R' U' R D) x' (Lw' U' R D' R' U R D) Actually two OLLs in a row

Alternatives

Name Image Algorithm Comment
E E Perm z U2 R2 F (R U R' U')3 F' R2 U2 Longer but very easy to remenber.

Edges only

Name Image Algorithm Comment
U U Perm R2 U R U R' U' R' U' R' U R'
Usym Usym Perm L2 U' L' U' L U L U L U' L Left-handed U perm
H H Perm M2' U M2' U2 M2' U M2' M2' with ring finger + middle finger
Z Z Perm M' U M2' U M2' U M' U2 M2' [U'] M2' with ring finger + middle finger

Alternatives

Name Image Algorithm Comment
H H Perm R2 U2' R U2' R2' U2' R2 U2' R U2 R2' Better on bigger cubes
Z Z Perm R U R' U R' U' R' U R U' R' U' R2' U R [U2] Better on bigger cubes

Two adjacent corners and two edges

Name Image Algorithm Comment
T T Perm (R U R' U') R' F R2 U' R' U' (R U R' F')
J J Perm (R U R' F') (R U R' U') R' F R2 U' R' [U'] Same as T but with the last 4 moves now at the beginning
Jsym Jsym Perm L' R' U2 R U R' U2 L U' R [U]
F F Perm R' U' F' (R U R' U') R' F R2 U' (R' U' R U) R' U R T perm with an (R' U' F') setup, and a cancellation at the end
R R Perm (R' U2 R U2) (R' F R U R' U') (R' F' R2) [U']
Rsym Rsym Perm (L U2' L' U2') (L F' L' U' L U) (L F L2') [U] Left-handed R perm

The Gs

There is only one algorithm here. The second one is the inverse of the first one (after replacing y’RU’R' with the equivalent yLU’L). The other two are the left-hand equivalents.

Name Image Algorithm Comment
G G Perm (R2 Uw) (R' U R' U' R Uw') R2' y (L U' L') FU-FUR same, FUL adjacent
G' G' Perm y' (R' U' R) y R2' (Uw R' U R U' R) (Uw' R2') FU-FUR same, FUL opposite
Gsym Gsym Perm (L2' Uw') (L U' L U L' Uw) L2 y' (R U' R') FU-FUL same, FUR adjacent
G’sym G’sym Perm y (L U L') y' L2' (Uw' L U' L' U L') (Uw L2) FU-FUL same, FUR opposite

Diagonals

Name Image Algorithm Comment
V V Perm (R' U R' U') y (R' F' R2 U') (R' U R' F) (R F)
N N Perm (R' U L' U2' R U' L)2 [U]
Nsym Nsym Perm (L U' R U2 L' U R')2 [U'] Left-handed N perm
Y Y Perm F (R U' R' U') (R U R' F') (R U R' U') (R' F R F')

Alternatives

Name Image Algorithm Comment
V V Perm z U' R D (R' U R U') z' (U R' U' L) (U2 R U2 R') Better for one-handed solves