People are starting to post on reddit again about receiving their L5:
A common theme seems to be “How do I [do some basic function] on this thing?”
I really wonder if Purism’s documentation, or directions to find the documentation online, are adequate, if people can’t even figure out how to power down the phone. Probably more attention to getting instructional info to new owners’ is needed.
I realize there’s no way to make people read a quick start guide, though. It might help if this forum and the wikis were featured more prominently on Purism’s main site, so people know there’s help here.
Perhaps a desktop icon for Help that sorts before all the apps in the second group and which is a basic cheat-sheet?
Apart from power down, what else would it need to cover? Closing an app? Switching to another app? Opening another app?
At the end of the day, it’s what you are used to - and it takes time. The iPhone still manages to astonish me with obscurity and lack of user-friendliness after so many years.
Do let us know when the L5 actually ships and update the post. I’d like to resume the graphical chart tracking progress :).
UPDATE: Thanks for the updates everybody, I pasted in the latest chart based on your data in the first post img link here.
my order was confirmed by purism October 3, 2017
i confirmed address/modem April 30, 2021
the shipping was anounced September 17, 2021
the phone arrived September 22, 2021
How much are you betting?
You up for wagering your place in the queue?
I’m here for the show AFAIK, you’re in the “better” queue
Order date: October 6th 2017
Address confirmation email: September 20th 2021 (I replied to this on the 21st after ordering some more stuff)
Tracking email: September 30th 2021
Arrival date: Soooooooon
order date: October 6, 2017
address/modem confirmation mail: September 20, 2021
tracking number mail: September 30, 2021
arrival date: current estimation October 5, 2021
Order Date: August 2nd, 2019
Choose Your Preferred Batch e-mail: September 18th, 2019 (received e-mail).
Choose Your Preferred Batch e-mail reply: September 20th, 2019 (sent reply e-mail).
Address Confirmation e-mail: Unknown/Not Received
Tracking e-mail: Unknown/Not Received
Who has gotten their September update email?
Im hoping that some type of update email comes out today even if its not the one we are expecting. Letting the time frame go by without a followup for not meeting the deadline is not an acceptable way to due business IMO. 9 hrs until the 1st of Oct for my time zone.
I’m waiting as well.
Because of the upcoming deadline I have mailed support and asked if something went wrong.
As for now, deadly silence…
I haven’t, some people have though…
I did and my phone will arrive on monday or the day after. I will update it once it’s arrived.
Anyone notice that on Availability Chart, the Librem 5 now shows a lead time of 52 week? (90 days for the USA edition.) That means, for some at least, close to another whole year of waiting.
I ordered my phone in Oct 2017…one more year of waiting = 5 yrs for obtaining some really outdated hardware (even if its supposed to be more secure) is it worth waiting that long?
Ive crowd funded a few campaigns over the last 10 yrs and this by far the most disappointing.
Let’s open the bets: will Purism publish an official statement in a day, a week, a month?