To solve the Rubik's Revenge takes only
3 steps! The cube may look a lot more complicated but it is actually
very easy. I first came up with this method to solve my 5x5x5 cube and later
adapted it to work for the 4x4x4 cube. I thought I had figured this method
out on my own but it turns out I've seen the same solution on some other cube
pages. So anyway here is my version of this method. Basically the way I solve
the Revenge is get all the pieces into a state that can be solved like a
normal Rubik's Cube. Here is how my method works. First I solve all the
centers and get them into the right place. Then I line up all the edge pieces
with their cooresponding edge piece of the same color. This makes one solid
edge piece group that looks just like one large edge piece. Then I solve the
cube as if it were a Rubik's Cube (3x3x3) only I treat each edge piece group
as one edge piece, and each center piece group as one center piece. Using
this method I can solve the revenge, on average, in under 2 minutes each time.
My personal record with this method is 1 minute 11.27 seconds.
I do a few things different in my speed solving that I haven't put here on
the web yet, but once I finish working the bugs out of it I'll make sure to
put it on here. For this method it's best to start with the pre-solution
information before going on to the solution so you can understand the
notation I will be using, and basic info on the cube.
IMPORTANT
This solution is best viewed at any resolution with your
color setting set to at least High Color [16-bit]. Otherwise
you will not be able to distinguish the colors very easily. If you're viewing
this page on a laptop and you're having a hard time distinguishing between
the colors then adjust the angle of your screen as this will help to clear it
up. If you don't know how to change your color settings then click here. Steps to Solving the Rubik's Revenge