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For anyone facing issues with the keyboard input not working in the firmware updater, it is a driver issue in syslinux (the mini-OS that the firmware updater uses). It fails to initialise the USB ports - there may be a fix for that, but the easier workaround for me was to use a USB to PS2 converter with my keyboard. Using the converter, I was able to go through the update process without any issues with both of my EVO Plus NVMe drives installed in the M.2 sockets. If you have multiple NVMe drives connected, the updater goes through them successively, asking the Y/N questions about each of them separately and identifying them by their serial numbers, so you don't need to worry about unplugging one to update the other. Also, updating the firmware did not break the Windows installation I already had on one of my drives, even though the updater warned me of the possibility.

EDIT: Just to note that updating the firmware fixed the kernel panics during installation on my build, and I can highly recommend the EVO Plus NVMe drives now that there is an easy fix available. I now have a working Hackintosh build thanks to the firmware update. :)
Thanks for mentioning this. Unfortunately I have Aorus Z390 Pro Wifi which doesn't have a PS2 port. Is there a way to have USB Keyboard support? Struggling from 2 days on this thing. To install OSX on my new shiny wasted 970 EVO Plus, I need to update the firmware. Firmware doesn't install because of USB keyboard. Can't connect PS2 keyboard because the motherboard doesn't have a PS2 port. Searched a lot to tweak syslinux, but not able to find a solution yet. If you know, please help.
 
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Thanks for mentioning this. Unfortunately I have Aorus Z390 Pro Wifi which doesn't have a PS2 port. Is there a way to have USB Keyboard support? Struggling from 2 days on this thing. To install OSX on my new shiny wasted 970 EVO Plus, I need to update the firmware. Firmware doesn't install because of USB keyboard. Can't connect PS2 keyboard because the motherboard doesn't have a PS2 port. Searched a lot to tweak syslinux, but not able to find a solution yet. If you know, please help.
Have you tried different USB ports? looks like you have some USB 2.0 at the top are these the ones you are using? looks like USB 3.0 may not be supported only 2.0. I can not imagine that Samsung would release something that does not work with USB keyboards in this day and age. I have a Microsoft Ergo keyboard and it does not work to get into the BIOS need to have another keyboard to do that when setting stuff up. Maybe it is your keyboard what kind do you have.
 
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Have you tried different USB ports? looks like you have some USB 2.0 at the top are these the ones you are using? looks like usb 3.0 may not be supported only 2.0. I can not imagine that Samsung would release something that does not work with USB keyboards in this day and age. I have a Microsoft Ergo keyboard and it does not work to get into the bios need to have another keyboard to do that when setting stuff up. Maybe it is your keyboard what kind do you have.
OK here is the new status. Eventually what I did is that I installed Windows on a separate SSD and installed the Samsung Magician software and updated the 970 Plus firmware from there. It worked like a charm.

BUT and this is BIG BUT because the problem didn't go away when installing Mac on 970 Plus it keeps rebooting. I have tried creating macOS Extended (Journaled) partition as well as APFS. It keeps rebooting. So much to achieve nothing. Any suggestions? Because I am out of ideas now.
 
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Ok here is the new status. Eventually what I did is that I installed Windows on a separate SSD and installed the Samsung Magician software and updated the 970 plus firmware from there. It worked like a charm.

BUT and this is BIG BUT because the problem didn't go away when installing mac on 970 plus it keeps rebooting. I have tried creating Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition as well as APFS. It keeps rebooting. So much to achieve nothing. Any suggestions? Because I am out of ideas now.
The problem with the EVO plus was that it would cause panics and reboot. Maybe the firmware upgrade did not stick to the drive. Either way you did not answer my question regarding the USB ports.
 
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Is it true that with this firmware update, the EVO Plus will work on macOS, but without the speed/working benefits that differentiate it from the normal EVO?
 
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Hi everyone, I'm new here. Trying to install the SSD firmware for Samsung 970 EVO Plus but I'm getting stuck. After I made and bootable USB with the iso image, I plug it in, restart and the screen freezes like bellow.
Does anyone had this problem or do you guys have any suggestion on what have I done wrong? Any help is welcomed :)
 

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hello~
Hope to ask:
Can the 2B2QEXM7 firmware update to Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 SSD be done by Mac Pro running macOS operating system?
I have visited: https://unetbootin.github.io/
And have downloaded the Mac version UNetbootin.
I have run the Mac version UNetbootin tool on macOS operating system. Followed the following steps:
Select the Diskimage
Select the Samsung Firmware Utility ISO file (2B2QEXM7.iso) in Diskimage ISO.
Select USB Bootable Disk in Drive.
Click OK
Restart the Mac computer, and boot from USB pen drive by holding the option key on the keyboard at startup. However, I couldn’t be able to select the USB pen drive to boot to do the firmware update to Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 SSD.

Is my procedure described above correct? Or the 2B2QEXM7 firmware update to Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 SSD can only be conducted by a Windows PC computer?
Thanks
 
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The way I did the firmware update was to mount the SSD into another PC and run the update from the BIOS.
 
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I have the Samsung EVO 970 Plus 500GB, but the speed is very slow in High Sierra 10.13.6, but in windows is normal in same M.2 slot. Can you help me ?
I have ASUS Z370 TUF GAMING, I have APFS format, connected to the first M.2 near of CPU core i7 8xxx.
 

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What Mobo do you have?
 
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