Flashing yellow state trigger vmware workstation to disconnect usb

My development environment is using VMWare Workstation 14 with Ubuntu 16.04 as guest OS. When I pressed RESET and MODE button simultaneously and then release only RESET button to enter the flashing yellow state, it trigger VMWare to disconnect the electron device (as shown in the picture below). Is there anyway to prevent that that happened?

DFU mode (blinking yellow) and regular operating mode are technically two different USB devices, even though they’re one physical device. The USB Device ID (not to be confused with the Particle Device ID) changes depending on which mode you are in, so VMWare sees it as two different devices. When you enter DFU mode, the serial adapter disappears, and vice versa.

You need to tell VMWare to permanently assign both devices to your virtual machine. I haven’t used VMWare in a while so I don’t recall how to do it, but it should be possible as I do it in Parallels.

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