PLL is the acronym for Permutation of the Last Layer. Permutation of the Last Layer is the last step of many speedsolving methods. In this step, the pieces on the. Symmetric. F (R U R’ U’) (R U R’ U’) F’. Adjacent. (R U2 R’ U’) (R U2) (L’ U R’ U’ L). 2x2x2 PLL (inc. Ortega P2L). Diagonal. U Face Only PLLs. U & D Face PLLs. Megaminx OLL and PLL. Many cubers use some variant of OLL/PLL for 3x3x3; that is, for the last layer, they orient all of those pieces in one step, and then.

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The diagrams below are top views of where you want the pieces to go. There are two main brands: The Ortega method is actually a “corners first” 3×3 method, but it adapts so well to the 2×2 that most people just know it as a 2×2 method.

M2′ u’ M2′ u2′ M2′ u’ M2′. A-PLL b Used in: Special thank you to Lance for his pictures and some of his info. G-PLL b Used in: Make a white side, but not a white layer.

Not logged in Create account Log in. Which sort of 2×2 should you use? In this step, the pieces on the top layer have already been oriented OLL so that the top face has all the same color, and they can now be moved into their solved positions.

Note that all of these algorithms are written in the Western notationwhere a lowercase letter means a double-layer turn and rotations are denoted by x, y, and z. PLL Information Proposer s: This algorithm only works for Ortega.


R2 U2 R’ U2 R2. Here’s how it works: If you have to permute pieces in just one layer, you can use a normal PLL algorithm, but if you have to permute pieces in both layers, you get to use a much faster Ortega algorithm! The permutation images on this page do not take this into account.

2×2 Tutorial Ortega method – Cube-Tips

If you like, try out all of the available algorithms for a case to see which one feels the fastest to you – the same algorithm may not be the fastest for everyone, and shorter algorithms are not always faster than longer ones. Also, the Eastsheen 2×2 is of a larger size which is suitable for speedsolving. R-PLL a Used in: Eastsheen doesn’t really allow for corner cutting either, but the difference is that the Eastsheen 2×2 doesn’t jam when you try to cut a corner.

N-PLL b Used in: J-PLL b Used in: M2′ u M2′ u2 M2′ u M2′. Rubik’s 2x2s bear the Japanese color scheme yellow next to white which can make recognition more difficult. OLL cube state Next state: Permutation of the Last Layer is the last step of many speedsolving methods.

One last difference is color scheme. A-PLL a Used in: G-PLL c Used in: Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates.

Megaminx OLL and PLL

U-PLL a Used in: Once again thank you lance for letting me use your pictures and some of your info. N-PLL a Used in: Wiki tools Special pages. Page actions View View source History More. G-PLL a Used in: U-PLL b Used in: Alogrytmy all the pieces at once!


All you care about is that the 4 white stickers are together, it doesn’t matter if the pieces are in the right spots relative to one another In fact, it’s better if they aren’t!

The following page gives a list of all of the PLLs, along with a picture and a list of common algorithms for each one. Firstly, the Rubik’s 2×2 is far too small to be speedsolved and the mechanism doesn’t allow for corner cutting.

MZRG – Megaminx OLL and PLL

There are 21 PLLs 13 if you count mirrors and inverses as being the same and each one is named after a letter. Because your first layer is much easier, and your “PLL” is much faster than normal as well.

Neither one is fantastic, but Eastsheen is much better than Rubik’s for a couple of reasons. G-PLL d Used in: Retrieved from ” https: If you learn this, it will give you a surprising boost in speed over LBL. The method described on this page is called the Ortega method, which is slightly more advanced than the normal LBL layer-by-layer method you might have taught yourself.

R-PLL b Used in: I tried it out and they looked pretty nice, but it’s easy to mistake fuchsia for red, so I changed them to the more conventional orange. Categories 3x3x3 last layer substeps Acronyms Algorithms.