It is a brand new device, so I believe it would be only running tinker, but I do not know for sure.
I tried to get it into safe mode, but when I release the RESET button, the led does flash magenta, but when I release the SETUP button the led flashes white once, then rapid green, then rapid cyan, the breathing cyan. It does not go into safe mode.
When setting the mode, if I hold the RESET button down longer the led flashes yellow and when I release the RESET button the Photon does enter and stay in DFU mode.
I tried setting up the Photon again. I used the USB method. The setup said it was success, but “particle list” says the Photon is offline. Here is my terminal output. I deleted all the PROTIP lines.
27-iMac:~ chrismigdal$ particle setup
_ __ _ _ _
| '_ \ __ _ _ __| |_(_) ___| | ___
| |_) |/ _` | '__| __| |/ __| |/ _ \
| __/| (_| | | | |_| | (__| | __/
|_| \__,_|_| \__|_|\___|_|\___|
> Setup is easy! Let's get started...
> It appears as though you are already logged in as firstname.lastname@example.org
? Would you like to use this account? Yes
> No devices detected via USB.
? Would you like to scan for nearby Photons in Wi-Fi setup mode? Yes
? Found "Photon-BJ9S". Would you like to perform setup on this one now? Yes
> Obtained magical secure claim code.
> Hey! We successfully connected to Photon-BJ9S
> Now to configure our precious Photon-BJ9S
? Shall I have the Photon scan for available Wi-Fi networks? Yes
? Please select the network to which your Photon should connect: Five Redwoods N
? Please enter your network password: xxxxxx
> Here's what we're going to send to the Photon:
> Wi-Fi Network: Five Redwoods Network
> Security: WPA2
> Password: xxxxxxx
? Would you like to continue with the information shown above? Yes
> Obtaining device information...
> Setting up device id 220027000247343337373738
> Requesting public key from the device...
> Setting the magical cloud claim code...
> Telling the Photon to apply your Wi-Fi configuration...
> The Photon will now attempt to connect to your Wi-Fi network...
> It looks like your Photon has made it happily to the cloud!
? What would you like to call your Photon (Enter to skip)? ChrisIOT
> Your Photon has been given the name ChrisIOT
> Congratulations! You've just won the internet!
> Ok, bye! Don't forget `particle help` if you're stuck! <3
27-iMac:~ chrismigdal$ particle list
ChrisIOT  (Photon) is offline