Argon blinking green (no internet)

Good evening,

Cannot get Argon passed blinking green light, looking for internet. I’m trying to explicitly run it without internet.

#include "application.h"

SYSTEM_THREAD(ENABLED);
SYSTEM_MODE(MANUAL);

void setup() 
{
    WiFi.off();
    Serial.begin(9600);
}

void loop()
{
    Serial.println("Sure.  I'll get here.");
}

I thought that was the purpose of SYSTEM_THREAD(ENABLED); and SYSTEM_MODE(MANUAL);

Antenna is on. Device OS is @2.0.0-rc.1. Flashing with Workbench. Device is listed as argon. Device has done a handshake, though 6 months ago.

Is there something else I’m missing, or can the Argon just not work without an internet connection?

Thanks.

It works with 1.5.2, so there is a bust in 2.0.0-rc.1 that somehow got through code review and testing… unless something else changed.