# How to Solve Rubik’s Cube 2×2 Ortega Method

In this Rubik’s Cube 2×2 Ortega Method solution guide with 2×2 Speed Cube Video Tutorial, we learn to solve the 2×2 Cube in only 3 Steps using the easy Ortega Method.  This is a comprehensive Step by Step guide to learn to solve the Rubik’s 2×2 Cube in the easiest most basic way with the Ortega Method.

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While this 2×2 Ortega Method is easy to learn,I recommend first learning my 2×2 Beginner Method and 2×2 Intermediate Method first.
https://www.kevingittemeier.com/2×2
Rubik’s Cube 2×2 Beginner Method:  https://youtu.be/UYCeyu_pbTI
Rubik’s Cube 2×2 Intermediate Method:  https://youtu.be/fDfpjC-GPBM

## How To Solve  2×2 Cube with Ortega Method Video Tutorial

2×2 Ortega Method Tutorial:   https://youtu.be/dZFXDVYft04

## 2×2 Ortega Method TutorialVideo Time Stamps

Step 1:  Solve Bottom Face
Step 2:  Solve Top Face OLL
Step 3:  PBL Case 1:  0 Bars
Step 3:  PBL Case 2:  1 Bar
Step 3:  PBL Case 3:  2 Bars
Step 3:  PBL Case 4:  4 Bars
Step 3:  PBL Case 5:  5 Bars

## Solve 2×2 Cube3 Step Ortega Method

Step 1:  Orient Bottom Face (White Bottom)
Step 2:  OLL – Orient Last Layer (Yellow Top)
Step 3:  PBL – Permute Both Layers (Solve Cube)

## Step 1: Solve Bottom Face

Solve the Bottom White Face only, not necessarily the whole Layer.  The pieces don’t need to be in the correct location just oriented with all White stickers on the same Face.

The above image shows the White Face solved by not the entire layer. With Ortega method it’s only necessary to solve the Face but you can solve the entire Layer as seen in the image below. Either option is available.

## Step 2: OLL – Orient Last Layer (Yellow Top)

We need to get all the Yellows facing up. There will be 1 of 7 OLL Cases (Same as Beginner and Intermediate Methods of 2×2 or 3×3).

7 OLL Algorithms for 2×2:
Little Fish: (R U R’ U R U2 R’)
Big Fish: (R U’2 R’ U’ R U’ R’)
Double Fish: (R2 U2 R U2 R2)
No Fish: F (R U R’ U’) (R U R’ U’) F’
Bug Eyes: (F R U) (R’ U’ F’)
Chameleon: (L’ U’) (L U) (R U’) (R’ F)
Chameleon’s Ugly Brother: (L’ U’) (L’ U) (R U’) (L U) x’

7 OLLs Video
Little Fish Beginner Method: video
Big Fish Beginner Method: video
Double Fish Beginner Method: video
Double Fish Intermediate Method: video
No Fish Intermediate Method: video
Bug Eyes Intermediate Method: video
Chameleon Intermediate Method: video
Chameleon’s Ugly Brother IM: video

## Step 3: PBL – Permute Both Layers

Now we Permute Both Layers (PBL) simultaneously with 1 of 5 PBL Algorithms.
There are only 5 PBL Cases, 2 of which are standard 2×2 Beginner/Intermediate Method Cases so only 3 new easy Cases to learn.  I identify the Cases by the number of horizontal Bars 0, 1, 2, 4 or 5.

Ortega 5 PBL Cases & Algorithms
Case 1: 0 Bars:  R2 B2 R2
Case 2: 1 Bar: R U’ R F2 R’ U R’
Case 3: 2 Bars:  R2 U’ B2 U2 R2 U’ R2
Case 4: 4 Bars:  (L’ U’ L’ U R U’ L U) (R’ U’ L U R U’ R’ F)
Case 5: 5 Bars:  x R’ U R’ D2 R U’ R’ D2 R2 x’

4 & 5 Bars are just standard 2×2 / 3×3 Cases
Fully explained in Intermediate Method Tutorial
5 Bars is just PLL corners on 3×3 / 2×2: IM Video Tutorial
4 Bars = Cams Ugly Bro then Chameleon Algs: IM Video Tutorial

PLL Corner Diagonal Swap (relative positions Algs)
[(L’ U’) (L’ U) (R U’) (L U) x’] Cham UBro
[(L’ U’) (L U) (R U’) (R’ F)] Cham
or
[(L’ U’) (L’ U) (R U’) (L U)]
[(R’ U’) (L U) (R U’) (R’ F)]
These two Algorithms are actually identical in relative turns of the cube and only differ in notion due to relative position when holding the cube. See Intermediate Tutorial for demonstration.

The image below shows the 3 Step Ortega Method
Step 1: Bottom Face (White)
Step 2: Top Face (Yellow)
Step 3: 5 PBL Cases

## Rubik’s Cube 2×2 Intermediate Method Tutorial

Rubik’s Puzzle Tutorial Videos:
Learn How to Fail Properly:  https://youtu.be/NRWG0MfrAXg
Rubik’s Cube 2×2 Beginner Method:  https://youtu.be/UYCeyu_pbTI
Rubik’s Cube 2×2 Intermediate Method:  https://youtu.be/fDfpjC-GPBM
Rubik’s Cube 2×2 Ortega Method: https://youtu.be/dZFXDVYft04
Rubik’s Cube 3×3 Beginner Method:  https://youtu.be/9spDGBeWl1o
Rubik’s Cube 3×3 Intermediate Method:
Rubik’s Cube 3×3 Intuitive F2L:
Rubik’s Cube 4×4 Beginner Method: https://youtu.be/3U-HWJaHHwQ
Rubik’s cube 4×4 L2C: https://youtu.be/gnBcpUzRrJU
Rubik’s Cube 4×4 L2E: https://youtu.be/ZPwSy8PweDM
Rubik’s Cube 4×4 OLL Parity: https://youtu.be/mkwJRgwy4R4
Rubik’s Cube 4×4 PLL Parity: https://youtu.be/1Vj6gy_8-u8
Rubik’s Cube 5×5 Beginner Method:
Rubik’s cube 5×5 L2C:
Rubik’s Cube 5×5 L2E:
Rubik’s Cube 5×5 Parity:
Pyraminx Beginner Method:  https://youtu.be/gKbJOAeEkNI
Pyraminx Intermediate Method:  https://youtu.be/Jl-DhDrWWNE
Skewb Beginner Method: https://youtu.be/_JaS0XB2xw4
Megaminx Beginner Method:  https://youtu.be/iAf8zbq0HH8
Megaminx Intermediat Method:
Megaminx LL Beginner Method:  https://youtu.be/s1FNwfFdrTM
Megaminx LL Intermediate Method:

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