Photon stuck in odd mode

I am sorry if this has been covered, but I don’t see a corresponding post.

I setup this photon several months ago and have not used it. Recently I tried to flash a new program but now the photon is in an odd mode.

Short story:

  1. I follow the procedure to get into safe mode but I get into a mode of flashing red.
    1 flash, pause, 9 flashes, pause, repeat.
  2. I try entering listening mode but it ignores it and continues the pattern above.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I used the CLI to reload the Photon and it is back working again.