I was under the impression that whatever Intel "fixed" on BIOS v61 or v66 that they pulled/nuked, wasn't going to be there on the new v71. Seems it's not the case, despite mentions of SSD/storage fixes in their Release Notes.pdf.
Do you perhaps know what this fix does? That config.plist patch for DSDT... what is it fixing that allow booting?
Perhaps this v71 now allows for Samsung EVO 970 Plus owners to boot normally?
Just updated BIOS v71 today on my NUC8i5BEK. After the config.plist patch, everything is working fine on my macOS 10.14.5. Without the patch, system boot was stuck at:
AppleNVMe Assert Failed: (0!=data)
apfs_module_start 1393: load: com.apple.filesystems.apfs
I suppose the DSDT patch is for NVMe. I have a Samsung 970 EVO.