I am having similar problem (permission ) when publishing my app in Play Store.
I published AAB file & it was rejected due to having Read-Phone-State permission.
My app is about an eBook & doesn’t require any access to the phone except for saving bookmark via stored variable.
I read about past discussion in this community; 1 solution perceived as useful; via editing manifest.xml however that should work for APK format & I don’t find any discussion about editing AAB file.
Please provide solution in Thunkable platform itself as to remove unnecessary permissions before downloading/publishing the app.
I would need this support the soonest