I have three Photons all with the same problem. Using the Web Dev I can flash Tinker and the Photons will come up breathing cyan. If I try to flash Blink LED from the Web Dev I get a lot of flashing magenta, LED off time, system resets, more flashing magenta, etc. Eventually the system settles down to breathing Magenta.
So, I can load Tinker via Web Dev, but I cannot load any other application firmware.
I have tried to flash Blink LED several times, each time waiting about 30 minutes. I have also done it for hours. I left it overnight last night. I am still faced with three photons that can only run Tinker. I submitted a support Ticket about this.
If I put the Photons in softAP mode I get “0.4.4” back from the “v” command.
This is driving me nuts. Any ideas?
If someone could acknowledge that there is some problem here that the the Particle team is working on, then I will go quiet for now and wait to hear of a resolution.