cannot seem to get the react-native-msal config plugin to fire

Please provide the following:

  1. SDK Version: eas-cli/0.57.0 darwin-arm64 node-v16.13.0, expo 45, managed workflow
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): android
  3. followed the guide react-native-msal - npm which supposedly works with expo. Trying expo run:android or trying to run the bundle on an Android sim after doing an eas build - i keep getting the same error which is making me think the config plugin is just not firing:
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: 'Error initializing the pca, check your config.', [Error: Intent filter for: BrowserTabActivity is missing.  Please make sure you have the following activity in your AndroidManifest.xml
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS:
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: <activity android:name="com.microsoft.identity.client.BrowserTabActivity">
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: 	<intent-filter>
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: 		<action android:name="android.intent.action.VIEW" />
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: 		<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: 		<category android:name="android.intent.category.BROWSABLE" />
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: 		<data
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: 			android:host="com.prokeep.mobile"
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: 			android:path="/MsCf7bu3UoNkrj+vN7ZUg9WV2GE="
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: 			android:scheme="msauth" />
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: 	</intent-filter>
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: </activity>
08-04 15:15:39.211  3497  4076 E ReactNativeJS: ]
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anyone have an idea what im missing here ?
my app.config.js:

    plugins: [
      [
        "react-native-msal",
        {
          "androidPackageSignatureHash": "<THE_HASH_REDACTED>"
        }
      ]
    ],