I was moving smoothly through the manual upgrade steps but got stuck with the following error on my site:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE in /homepages/24/d150311993/htdocs/wp-config.php on line 62
Line 62 correlates to:
$table_prefix = 'wp_';
My table prefix as seen in myphpadmin are indeed wp_ so I'm not sure of the problem. I also triple checked the db information within wp-config and it matches. As well as deleting and updating files again per the manual upgrade instructions.
I did have to create a new DB to get to the required MySQL 5.0. I'm hosting at 1and1 and had a MySQL 4.0 DB. Not sure what version of php they have or how to tell this with 1and1.