Hello. About a week ago I created a secondary profile on my phone for instagram. After fiddling with it a little bit, I decided it was too much hassle and I'll just use it on my main profile, so I deleted the secondary profile.
Now I don't know if this is just a coincidence, or if it was directly related, but ever since I deleted the profile, Signal and ProtonMail have been acting very weird, both announcing that I don't have Google Play Services installed. The Graphene sandboxed GPS and GSF have been installed on my phone since day one and both Signal and ProtonMail worked without an issue for almost a year.
ProtonMail is weird, every time I open it, it says that notifications won't work without G services, but they still work fine.
Signal is worse. I'm getting a "Permanent Singal communication failure! Signal was unable to register with Google Play Services. Signal messages and calls have been disabled..." warning notification, and no message/call notifications appear until I open the app directly.
I also found this thread mentioning the same issue - https://www.reddit.com/r/signal/comments/x8s1ms/recurring_permanent_communications_failure_on/
I looked around on the web and found 2 suggested fixes. One was to turn off and on the "Signal messages and calls" in advanced settings. I did that, didn't help. So then I found out you can actually just download the apk from the signal website. Did that, it worked fine for about a day, then started throwing the same errors again.
I'm considering uninstalling and reinstalling the google services, but I'm worried it might break other apps. Any advice is appreciated.