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4x4x4 written tutorial
How to solve a 4x4x4
 in seven simple steps
Step 1: buy a good cube
4x4x4 solution guide meme
There are many cubes around that simply are not up to standard; if your cube cannot turn a face 90° with one flick then it is not up to standard. 
Buying a better cube is an important step if your cube is not up to standard as using a bad cube will be detrimental to your future speed.
Warning: solving a 4x4x4 requires knowledge of how to solve a 3x3x3; if you do not know how to solve a 3x3x3 then you should learn that first.
Recommended cubes:
Meilong 4x4: £7.00
Step 2: learn the notation
You should already know the following notation:
4x4x4 notation you should already know for solution guide
If you do not, then learn it.
You now need to also learn this notation:
4x4x4 new notation for solution guide
Step 3: solve the centres
4x4x4 centres for solution guide
Part one: solve the first two centres
This step is easy and does not require instruction, your second centre should be opposite your first centre
Part two: solve the next four centres
4x4x4 centre building instructions for solution guide
Hold the cube with the first two centres to your left and right and form half a centre as shown, repeat this sort of idea until you have all six centres solved
Here are a few cases that you should learn:
4x4x4 centre building algorithms for solution guide
Step 4: solve the edges
4x4x4 edge pairing starting for solution guide
Match an edge up and then insert it into the bottom/top layer and then correct the centres
4x4x4 last 2 edges algorithm case for solution guide
When you are pairing your last two edges do this algorithm in the position shown
4x4x4 last 2 edges algorithm for solution guide
Step 5: solve it like a 3x3x3
You were warned; if you can solve a 3x3x3 then this step should be very easy.
Step 6: parity
4x4x4 OLL parity algorithm case for solution guide
If you get this case when orienting the last layer, do this:
4x4x4 OLL parity algorithm for solution guide
4x4x4 PLL parity algorithm case for solution guide
Likewise, if you get this case when permuting the last layer (where only two opposite edges are swapped, do this: 
4x4x4 PLL parity for solution guide
What next?
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