It's been a while, but I'm sure I can still do it. Maybe even faster now. As I recall, you turn the top face a quarter turn , then using a flat screwdriver, pop out anyone of the 4 center squares along the edge , prying against the dead center one below it. The rest can be taken apart by hand. Before putting it back together, now would be a good time to "blueprint" fall the pieces , especially if this is one of those cheap knockoff types that are available at the dollar store with the pale colors and the inferior plastic with all the jagged parting seams. Blueprinting is what is done to high performance motors. All the matin. Surfaces are trued up, properly aligned, parting seams ground away so the air, fuel, oil, exhaust all flow freely without any turbulence. Do the same thing to the pieces of your cube and I bet you can shave off even more time when solving it the correct way..
jayciedubb jayciedubb
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1 Response Aug 17, 2015

Taking it apart and putting it back together is how I learned, too. But my way takes a really long time and part of it is trial and error. Haven't gotten it down to a system.

I was good at getting one face with all squares in their proper corresponding positions so it appeared to be, like, a third of the way finished. I think to expand that process might be the way to solve it, huh.. lol I used to count the twists from a solved cube so it would look like it was really messed up but I would just count the turns and twist to get it fixed again. lol