The incremental macOS Big Sur 11.1 update has reintroduced compatibility for the 13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2013 / Mid 2014). The initial 11.0 release had issues with bricking and subsequently excluded 13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2013 / Mid 2014) models from the macOS Big Sur compatibility list.
We have tested the update and are pleased to confirm that it works seamlessly with the 13-inch MacBook Pro (Late 2013 / Mid 2014) models. This is great news for owners who had previously believed to have been locked out of Apple's latest version of macOS!
Also included in the macOS Big Sur 11.1 update are some minor bug fixes and tweaks. You can install the update now by opening System Preferences and selection the Software Update pane.