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*** PLEASE NOTE: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU DAMAGING YOUR DEVICE IN ANY WAY. THIS METHOD OF ROOT IS TESTED BY ME PERSONALLY ON MY DEVICE SM-T230. ***

 

THINGS NEEDED

> TAB 4 WIFI SM-T230/T230UN WITH USB DEBUGGING ENABLED AND DRIVERS INSTALLED (Please see here for instructions on how to do this)
> ODIN 3.09 + TWRP 2.8.0.1 BOTH WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN THIS ZIP FILE >> DOWNLOAD

THE GUIDE

1. Download and extract the above zip to an easy to access location.

2. put the device into download mode by holding power+vol down+home and connect to a computer with USB cable.

3. now run Odin 3.09 (as administrator) and select AP and then select the openrecovery-twrp-2.8.0.1-degas.tar file

4 .hit start in Odin and as soon as Odin is finished the device turns off for reboot DONT let android boot, quickly press power+vol up+home to boot into twrp recovery

5. now press reboot > system and then slide to install root

6. when device has rebooted to android open superuser installer app and follow instructions to update then install su binary updates then reboot.

7. now download busybox and install.. (from gplay)

you now have rooted your tab 4 sm-t230/t230un

 

Credit: https://forum.xda-developers.com/tab-4/development/root-tab-4-sm-t230-t2984670