Question about a Knowledgebase Article

Referring to the following Knowledgebase article, it seems like the XBee3 modules inserted in the Grove board (which is part of DigiMesh Starter Kit) might not work properly if powered through battery terminals?

“The most visible result of this is the module booting into SPI mode due to DOUT (pin 2) being pulled low during startup, but this may also result in unexpected behavior on other pins.”

Just checking if this issue has been sorted out in latest Grove Dev boards or it is still there?
Alternative would be to power it through usb terminal via battery bank?

As far as I am aware of, it has not been addressed.