## Solving a 4X4X4 Cube without Algorithms

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### Solving a 4X4X4 Cube without Algorithms

Hi Guys,

Out of plain curiosity, I am wondering if any of you have managed to sovle the 4X4X4 Rubik's cube without algorithms? I've been at it for a week and I've managed to solve three centres. Also, if any of you have managed, how easy was it and how long did it take you?

Thanks.
evans-rubix08912

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### Re: Solving a 4X4X4 Cube without Algorithms

Nope. Algorithms all the way here. I average about 2.30 - 3 mins a solve.
Please take off topic discussion off this forum. Thanks.

borginator2

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### Re: Solving a 4X4X4 Cube without Algorithms

Good luck solving it without any algs. can you solve a 3x3x3 without algs? if no then no for the 4x4x4 as well.
lol, here to help ^_~
Sharkretriver

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### Re: Solving a 4X4X4 Cube without Algorithms

Hey Guys,

It's been about a month, and I've solved about five eighths of the cube. Maybe, sooner or later, the whole thing will be solved!? I'll keep this post up to date.

Have fun cubing!
evans-rubix08912

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### Re: Solving a 4X4X4 Cube without Algorithms

Wish you good luck! Though I doubt you can solve the last part.
skeletonboy

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### Re: Solving a 4X4X4 Cube without Algorithms

I agree. The last part will be like solving the first three layers three times over... that will be tricky, to say the least.
evans-rubix08912

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### Re: Solving a 4X4X4 Cube without Algorithms

Hi again,
I've managed to solve three full layers so far, which is good and bad. I've got pretty far into the 4x4 but some of what I've already solved will have to be unsolved if I am to attempt the last layer.

I am wondering if anyone else has got this far; if you have got to a stage somewhat close to that of myself, please post a reply; I am dying to know.
Thanks for reading and happy cubing.
evans-rubix08912

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### Re: Solving a 4X4X4 Cube without Algorithms

That's amazing.
I have to warn you that the last layer will cause a lot of frustration.
Hope to see it finished!
lol, here to help ^_~
Sharkretriver

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### Re: Solving a 4X4X4 Cube without Algorithms

I fear the last layer, also. Thanks for the support.
evans-rubix08912

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### Re: Solving a 4X4X4 Cube without Algorithms

evans-rubix08912 wrote:I've managed to solve three full layers so far, which is good and bad. I've got pretty far into the 4x4 but some of what I've already solved will have to be unsolved if I am to attempt the last layer.

I am wondering if anyone else has got this far; if you have got to a stage somewhat close to that of myself, please post a reply; I am dying to know.

I can solve three layers of a 4x4 without using algorithms.

Here's a basic description of how I do that.
-I solve the first layer one piece at a time. To do this, I'll find a piece and figure out where it goes. Then, I will move that empty spot away from the first layer, move the piece into that spot, and return that spot to the first layer. When I solve a piece this way, it doesn't affect anything else in the first layer.
-I solve the next two layers at the same time; first the edges, then the centers. I solve the edges piece by piece. When I can, I will solve the edges by moving pieces out of the way, solving an edge, then moving the pieces back. This works for a while, then I have to use a different approach. I'll move as many pieces as I can out of the way and solve an edge. However, doing this unsolves a piece from the first layer. This isn't a problem because I can solve that piece just like I did for the first layer. I can do this without affecting the edges of the second and third layers.
I solve the centers piece by piece also. Like with the first layer, I move pieces out of the way, solve a piece, then put the pieces back. I never move the edges in the second and third layers when I do this.

I know that explanation was vague, but it is hard for me to describe in words.

Hope this helps.

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