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We have been obtaining a whole lot of issues connected to our announcement of the Librem 5 shipping plan. Here, we will put up the responses to some often asked concerns, and update this document as new thoughts arrive in.
Q: The delivery announcement says the 1st batch of the Librem 5 will have a “loose fit”. Does this mean the telephones will be very low-quality?
A: Each and every Librem 5 that rolls off the assembly line will be a superior-top quality smartphone. Just about every element, tested and lovingly assembled. “Loose fit” in this case leaves us area to have ribbon cables, antenna cables, digicam spacer and LED alignment have a looser tolerance than afterwards batches.
Q: The 1st batch of Librem 5s is stated as acquiring “unfinished swap caps”. What does that signify?
A: That the components get rid of switches will be the bare switch pole, without the need of the ergonomic covers on top that will make them much easier and more comfortable to use.
Q: Will all program updates be produced for all shipping batches of the Librem 5? If I get batch Birch, will I get the identical software package updates as later batches?
A: Indeed! All batches will get the same program updates at the exact time. That indicates new (and current) apps will arrive at the same time, no subject which batch you obtained.
Q: If I acquire the Librem 5 from one of the 1st batches, will I have a thoroughly functional cellphone?
A: Sure! Even the quite earliest batches will be capable smartphone, such as a present day website browser and main cell cellular phone operation.
Q: How do I know which transport batch my buy will be element of?
A: You will acquire an email letting you know which shipment batch you are scheduled to be section of, centered on your place in the queue.
Q: Will it be attainable to replace the situation (or other factors) in the Librem 5 I obtain with components from a afterwards batch?
A: Pretty very likely, indeed: screw-holes in the PCBA and fundamental mechanical style are unlikely to transform small changes for relieve of assembly or antenna placement are examples of scenario modifications concerning batches.
Q: Can the working process the Librem 5 ships with (the GNU/Linux based mostly PureOS) be replaced with yet another working method?
A: Indeed! There are community endeavours underway to port UBports, Plasma, and PostmarketOS to the Librem 5. We will be publishing a site write-up shortly with specifics about the development of these tasks. Nevertheless, Purism has invested seriously in PureOS for the Librem 5 and will only be ready to help PureOS on the Librem 5 instantly.
Q: What is PureOS, exactly?
A: PureOS is a GNU/Linux-based working system, which powers all of the privateness-concentrated laptops Purism ships. PureOS has been lovingly and painstakingly optimized for the touch screen of the Librem 5. PureOS is also Free Software package Basis endorsed.
Q: I Genuinely want a person of the Librem 5s from the initially batch (Alpine)! Quite be sure to?
A: Thank you for asking politely! We will be assigning every customer a batch according to when their buy was placed. If a buyer in an earlier batch chooses to wait around for a later batch, we will reassign that slot.
Q: If I purchase today, what transport batch will I be in and when will my Librem 5 get there?
A: Orders put today will likely tumble in Batch Evergreen. Purchase now to safe your place in line–we are executing almost everything we can to procedure orders more quickly than the queue is filling up, and will continue in that energy.