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maticuber

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Just picked up 4x4. I do all 6 centers first and then do edge pairing but I noticed that, somehow, the centers swap positions after I'm finished pairing the edges. Maybe it's because I use Dw R' F R F' R U' R' for the last two edges? Not sure. Also is it viable to do centers first then edges?

Thanks.
You do freeslice or cycles for the edges? that alg should work. Doing centers and then edges is a valid method, but you really want to use Yau4 for 4x4, it's a lot better
 

ProStar

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Also is it viable to do centers first then edges?
No, it's better to do Yau, which solves two opposite centers, then solves 3 cross edges, then the last 4 centers, then the final cross edge, and then a cool method called 3-2-3 to solve the remaining edges, then it's just 3x3
 

xyzzy

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somehow, the centers swap positions after I'm finished pairing the edges. Maybe it's because I use Dw R' F R F' R U' R' for the last two edges? Not sure.
Going to guess you never solved your centres correctly to begin with.

Also is it viable to do centers first then edges?
Sort of, but to repeat what others have said, learning the Yau method is recommended. Yau is somewhat less efficient than (the most efficient variants of) reduction, but allows for much better piece visibility and lookahead.
 
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