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Apple is no longer signing iOS 7, while you can manually update to v7.1.2, it won't activate. http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/09/26/apple-stops-ios-712-code-signing-restricts-downgrading-from-ios-8
Yes, the factory reset deletes all contents and restores your phone to its newly-bought condition but other than that, you can still call/text whoever you like.
When you find the file in Time Machine, you can right-click it and select "Restore xyz to ..." . That lets you choose a destination folder.
In Contacts Version 8.0 (1371) running on OS X 10.9.4, you can export a multi-card file in the .vcf format as follows: Launch the Contacts application. Ensure that all your contacts are showing by clicking "All Contacts" in the Groups panel. (If you don't see the Groups panel, which starts with "All Contacts," on the left side of the window, choose View > ...
They are still two separate devices. Restoring from a backup does not change that. So the next time each one runs a backup, it will be done separately, even if the devices have the same name. (That said, I would suggest for ease of identification, you change the name on one.)
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