|Information about the method
Yau5, not to be confused with Yau4, is a 5x5x5 speedsolving method proposed by Robert Yau. It can also be, and frequently is, applied to bigger cubes.
Yau5 is not the same as Yau (Yau4). While both have a partial cross step, Yau5 pairs edges differently from Yau4. See Steps below.
- Solve two opposite centers
- Solve 3 of the cross edges
- Solve the last 4 centers by solving the layer closest to the partial cross, then the next closest, etc.
- Solve the final cross edge
- Pair 4 2nd layer edges
- Solve 2 adjacent F2L pairs
- Pair the last 4 edges (+ parity on odd-ordered cubes)
- Solve like a 3x3x3 (+ parity on even-ordered cubes)
- Cross and 2 F2L pairs are already done when you start the 3x3 step
- Easy edge-pairing
- Centers are a little harder
- Difficult to find the right edges to pair