March 12 2017 - Just received my Photon and thought it would be a breeze to get setup and start blinking LEDs. Unfortunately it’s been anything but easy.
Android App v1.6.3 - Doesn’t connect to the Photon from my Samsung Galaxy S5. I know it’s not the latest greatest phone but I’ve never had trouble connecting to ANY network before. The app sees the Photon’s network but will NOT connect. I reset numerous times via reset switch, unplugging USB cable etc… same result. So on to the USB setup…
Installed the particle CLI via the Windows installer. Robooted. Device shows up in Device Manager under COM4. Ran particle setup and logged in to my account. The setup utility looped forever trying to find my devices (I let it run at least 10 minutes). I eventually ctrl-c’d out of the utility.
Running particle setup again recognizes that I’m logged in and asks if I want to change logins… I reply “N” and the utility crashes with an error.
Running “particle serial wifi” likewise crashes with “Error loading command… Syntax error, unexpected token…”
Right now I can’t imagine designing a product around this board.
Important note… the whole time the Photon is blinking blue… as it’s supposed to.