Upgrade to newer version of Jomsocial

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Project Description:
I have a live Joomla 2.5.x site running Jomsocial 2.6.3. This version of Jomsocial is old and unsupported. I need to upgrade to a newer version (2.8.4.2 or higher). I have attempted this on my own but the Jomsocial Frontpage becomes unusable. Screenshots and source html from that upgrade are in this forum post:
http://www.jomsocial.com/forum/installation/13009-jomsocial-frontpage-broken-after-2-6-3-to-2-8-4-2-upgrade

I need ALL steps taken to upgrade the site successfully documented.
I do not have a test site, only a live site therefore the upgrade must be done in the U.S. early morning hours.
I do have Akeeba backup to restore the site if needed.
I can provide the Jomsocial upgrade software.

Additional Project Description:
02/11/2014 at 1:40 BDT
YOU MUST HAVE PREVIOUS JOMSOCIAL EXPERIENCE to apply for this work.

Hours of work: Unspecified Project Duration: 1 - 4 weeks Skills required:
HTML, Javascript, Joomla, PHP
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