I was experimenting on an E- with system modes, manual vs automatic. After that, I reset the E- to automatic, but it now does not try to connect to cellular, and just goes into listening mode.
To fix, I tried particle device doctor from the CLI, which worked, and which should reset everything,
and then particle flash --usb tinker which should make it connect to cellular and the cloud.
But it just goes into listening mode (first it breathes white, then breathes blue, then blinks blue forever). I did the flash via the CLI which reports the flash was successful.
The E- was werking fine hardware wise before this process, connecting to the cloud no problem.