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I recently learned the cage method for the 4x4, because I was intending to use it to solve larger cubes, rather than the reduction method. I decided to see how possible this was, and tried converting it to the 5x5x5. I solved The bottom edges, the bottom corners, oriented the top corners, permutated the top corners, solved the top edges, solve the bottom edges, solved the top edges, and that's where I need help. After about 2 and a half hours of frustratingly trying to come up with algorithms to solve the middle edges without affecting the rest of the cage, and a good 15 or 20 minutes searching the internet, I couldn't find anything. I decided to post this on speedsolving forum as a last resort. So, has anyone else come up with algorithms to solve the middle edges of a 5x5?

I think the most generic alg for middle layers is "Niklas" with the appropiate slice:
L' U R U' L U R' U'. where L and R can be any number of slices. this makes a very nice 3 cycle

I recently learned the cage method for the 4x4, because I was intending to use it to solve larger cubes, rather than the reduction method. I decided to see how possible this was, and tried converting it to the 5x5x5. I solved The bottom edges, the bottom corners, oriented the top corners, permutated the top corners, solved the top edges, solve the bottom edges, solved the top edges, and that's where I need help. After about 2 and a half hours of frustratingly trying to come up with algorithms to solve the middle edges without affecting the rest of the cage, and a good 15 or 20 minutes searching the internet, I couldn't find anything. I decided to post this on speedsolving forum as a last resort. So, has anyone else come up with algorithms to solve the middle edges of a 5x5?

I recently learned the cage method for the 4x4, because I was intending to use it to solve larger cubes, rather than the reduction method. I decided to see how possible this was, and tried converting it to the 5x5x5. I solved The bottom edges, the bottom corners, oriented the top corners, permutated the top corners, solved the top edges, solve the bottom edges, solved the top edges, and that's where I need help. After about 2 and a half hours of frustratingly trying to come up with algorithms to solve the middle edges without affecting the rest of the cage, and a good 15 or 20 minutes searching the internet, I couldn't find anything. I decided to post this on speedsolving forum as a last resort. So, has anyone else come up with algorithms to solve the middle edges of a 5x5?

If you know how to solve the middle layer wings on the 4^3, then you can solve them exactly the same way on the 5^3. For midges, just use 3^3 middle layer algs (in CF or Roux style).

I tried taking a picture, but my camera was dead. Essentially, every middle slice is in the right place, its just one needs flipped, and the one diagonally across needs flipped.

I tried taking a picture, but my camera was dead. Essentially, every middle slice is in the right place, its just one needs flipped, and the one diagonally across needs flipped.