Step 6 - moving the edges to match the sides of the Rubik's Cube

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  Your Goal  - move the edges such that the sides of the Rubik's Cube are matching as shown above

Your Goal - move the edges such that the sides of the Rubik's Cube are matching as shown above

 Back view of the Rubik's Cube after this step

Back view of the Rubik's Cube after this step

 Top cross permutation

Turn the top layer until you have only one edge that matches the side. In this case, only red matches. Have the matching side face forward. 

Do R U Ri U R U U Ri will move the back three edges anti-clockwise as shown. You may need to do this more than once to move the edges such that all sides match as shown above.


Special cases

 adjacent edges of top cross correct

Two adjacent edges are matching its side, but the two at the back of the Rubik's Cube are not.

Turn the top layer once, there should now be only one side matching. Now solve as described above.

 opposite edge of top cross correct

Two opposite edges match its side, but the two edges on the left and right sides are not.

Do R U Ri U R U U Ri  and you will have the case shown to the left. Follow the steps there.

Once you have the cross with sides matching on the yellow side of the , move on!