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5x5x5 Cage Method Middle Layer Edges Help

Cul3el2

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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?
 

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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?
Please show us an image how far did you get; it is much easier to help and explain solving the rests.
 

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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?
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).
 

Cul3el2

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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.
 
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