# Hoya method

 Hoya method Information about the method Proposer(s): Jong-Ho Jeong Proposed: 2012 Alt Names: none Variants: none No. Steps: 6 No. Algs: Avg Moves: ~155 STM [1] Purpose(s): Speedsolving

The Hoya Method is a 4x4 speedsolving method proposed by Jong-Ho Jeong. It can also be applied to bigger cubes, and is frequently done on both 5x5x5 (usually under the name Hoya5) and 4x4x4. It's a sub-method of Reduction.

## Beginner Overview

1. Solve 2 opposite centers. (Must NOT be your cross color)
2. Solve D center (cross color) and one other adjacent center.
3. Solve the 4 dedges of the cross using the last 2 unsolved centers; placed on U and F. (cross edges step)
4. Solve the last 2 centers(L2C).
5. Solve the last 8 dedges(L8E).
6. Solve as a 3x3x3 + Parities if encountered.

## Normal Overview

1. Solve any 2 centers; opposite or adjacent. [Note: If solving opposite centers, solve as in 'Beginner Overview' above. If adjacent centers, continue below.]
2. Solve last 2 adjacent centers while ensuring cross color is placed on D before next step. (cross color center must be included in either step 1 or 2)
3. Solve the 4 dedges of the cross using the last two unsolved centers; placed on U and F. (cross edges step)
4. Solve the last 2 centers(L2C).
5. Solve the last 8 dedges(L8E).
6. Solve as a 3x3x3 + Parities if encountered.

## Cons

• Slightly higher movecount compared to Yau. Although, the movecount is close.

## Notable users

• Jong-Ho Jeong
• Luke Tycksen
• Dylan Clark
• Aaron LoPrete
• Chris Brotzman
• Alaik Bhatia