If you've registered your Gmail account on your Motorola Droid X when you first set up the device, you can log in to the account to bypass the security lock on the phone. Once you enter your credentials, you can create a new passcode or pattern to replace the old one. If you didn't originally set up a Gmail account, however, the only way to bypass the password is to perform a hard reset to restore the device to factory settings.

Use Your Google Account

Step 1

Attempt to unlock your Droid X at least five times, and then press "OK" or wait 30 seconds, when prompted.

Step 2

Touch "Forgot Passcode" or "Forgot Pattern" in the bottom right, and then enter your Gmail address and password into the provided fields.

Step 3

Press "Sign In" to unlock your Droid X, and then create a new pattern or passcode on the following screen.

Perform a Hard Reset

Step 1

Turn off the device, and then press and hold the "Power" and "Home" buttons.

Step 2

Release both buttons when the Android logo appears, and then hold down both volume buttons to display the recovery menu.

Step 3

Use the volume buttons to select "Wipe Data/Factory Reset" from the menu, and then press the "Power" button to confirm.

Step 4

Select "Yes -- Delete All User Data," and then press the "Power" button to format the phone.

Step 5

Press the "Power" button, when prompted, to reboot the device.