I recently downloaded Signal on Graphene, but it's telling me that it needs Google Play Services to operate. I was under the impression that this was not the case. Has anyone else had this issue?
To head off any questions: The phone is a Pixel 6. Everything is up to date. I downloaded the Signal APK directly from their website. I do not have Aurora on my phone. This is on the Owner profile. I tried downloading sandboxed Google Play Services to get Signal running and then removed it, but the notification that Signal needs play services to function returned and the app stopped sending/receiving messages again.
I realize that sandboxed Google Play isn't the end of the world, but a while back I had it downloaded and had DuckDuckGo running its "Block App Tracker" function and found that it had actually blocked sandboxed Google Play from attempting to track at one point, which concerned me a bit, so I would prefer not to have it at all, and not on the Owner profile at the very least.