Brogan, I download the upgrade, uploaded to a test forum, I followed all the instructions, I did all the necessary checks, but the branding is still there. I don't know what I might have missed or what I should check for.
I'm using FileZilla. It's been awhile since I've done an upgrade and I don't think I'm doing it correctly. I've tried different methods, i.e. upload fromthe "upload" folder and set it to overwrite, uploading individual folders, dragging and dropping. Some folders are updated (according to the date) others are not. Also the library folder usually times out.