@codewiz can always use aurora store to scrape apks from google servers. I run a ROM without any play services (grapheneOS) and get most of my apps from fdroid but things like protonmail, banking app, vpn etc I get from aurora. Anything dodgy I stick in it's own profile. This has been my setup for years (pixel 2, now pixel 4a).
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