I am almost certain it is not the phone because I have tried all 3 non- iphone devices and nothing is recognized. My HTC incredible 2 shows that the usb is connected and reading the computer. The phones charge via USB but the macbook is not recognizing that there is any external device connected. When I connect my ipod it works fine so I know it is not the USB port. I am trying to #1 get my pictures and videos off my phone and #2 tether my phone to the macbook for internet. I used this phone and this macbook for almost 2 years with no issue and all of a sudden an issue.. seems odd. Any help is appreciated.